West Coast Institute for Gestalt Therapy

with Children & Adolescents LLC

Felicia Carroll, LMFT RPT-S
Founder and Director
540 Alisal Rd. Ste 1
Solvang CA 93463 USA


the Oaklander Approach

Knowing what to do and why you are doing it

The West Coast Institute for Gestalt Therapy with Children LLC was founded to further the therapeutic approach with children and adolescents as initially developed by Violet Oaklander, Ph.D. The work of many other leading therapists and research in child development is integrated into the teachings at WCI that encompass the depth and breadth of Gestalt Therapy. Small group learning experiences are combined with time for recreation and enjoying the beautiful West Coast of California and the Santa Ynez Valley.

  • Small group interactive learning experiences
  • Theory based instruction
  • Credit toward professional licensing and APT credentials

This was the best training program I have ever attended!

Summer Participant
APT Approved Provider
CAMFT Approved Provider

Felicia Carroll, M.Ed., MA

Advanced Trainer

Felicia Carroll, Licensed Marriage, Family Therapist (MFC23315) and Registered Play Therapist –Supervisor, is also a California Association of Marriage, Family Therapists Certified Supervisor, a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, and a Certified Gestalt Therapist by the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles (1995).

Felicia teaches at Gestalt institutes and Play Therapy training programs globally. Her travels have taken her to Germany, Greece, Morocco, Brazil, Singapore, Czech Republic, Mexico, Hong Kong, South Korea, Slovakia, Poland, and Romania as well as being keynote speaker at Play Therapy Conferences. Please contact Felicia if you would like to invite her to present in your program.

International Gestalt Journal

Felicia Carroll is guest editor for a special issue of the International Gestalt Journal. This issue is a testament to the global reach of Gestalt therapy with children and adolescents.

One of our best issues ever.

Joe Wysong, Publisher

To order your copy of this special issue of the International Gestalt Journal, go to Violet Solomon Oaklander Foundation