I am a licensed counselor working in a community mental health center with substance abusers and gamblers. I am within a few years of retirement and have grown discourged with clients who relapse, drop out, or otherwise "fail" at treatment. More than a decade ago I was an enthusiast of gestalt therapy but let this approach fall by the wayside as I applied cognitive behavior therapy and solution focused therapy in my work with clients. Recently, I had a dream wherein I discovered that an answer to mmy despair about treating addicts could be found in gestalt therapy. I am interested in responses to the connection between dreams and gestalt therapy.