Person-Centered (Rogerian)

Person-centered therapy, also sometimes called Rogerian therapy or client-centered therapy, was first developed by Carl Rogers in the 1940s. Person-centered therapy borrows from humanistic approaches and is based on Rogers’ belief that all people are fundamentally good and have the ability to fulfill their potential. In person-centered therapy, clients will typically take more of a lead in sessions, with the therapist acting as a compassionate, non-judgmental facilitator. The idea is that, in the process, the client will steer their own journey of self-discovery and will find their own solutions. Think this approach might work for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s person-centered therapy experts today.

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Counseling offered in a nonjudgmental environment where you can say what you need to say and explore what you need to explore without concern for being criticized or judged.

— Stefan Dombrowski, Psychologist in Mt. Laurel, NJ

All my work is person-centered, where I focus in on your needs and will cater my approach to supporting you in that way. Not one size fits all, where it sometimes takes a combination of remedies and modalities to achieve your goals. I believe that YOU can truly be the expert of your own life, where my goal is to help you recognize your true needs, and define our own individual norms and standards for a happy and successful life.

— Juliette Blank, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
 

I believe that clients are their own experts and that with the right environment and support, you have all the tools you need inside of you already.

— Brittney Waterhouse, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

I believe in each persons individual and unique way of experiencing their lives. By creating a space for independence, promoting their dignity and respecting their values, my clients feels supported and understood. They are validated in who they are and the decisions they make in life.

— Artur Lebiedzinski, Psychotherapist in New York, NY
 

Feeling seen and heard is something that so many of us lack in life. Therapy should be a place where you ALWAYS feel seen and heard. The journey of therapy is unique for each of us, and having the privilege to join you in this endeavor allows me to offer support and acceptance, even around those places, issues, and moments in your life where previously there has been none. Together, we work so that you are able to accept yourself, and show yourself the love you deserve.

— David Cogdell, Licensed Professional Counselor

The golden nugget of person-centered therapy is observing the mysteries of the person in the chair opposite me, to hear their story with dignity and compassion, and offer up my listening of them in a reflection, which I hold up to them as a precious gift and allow them to look within. Sometimes, it is easy. Other times, difficult, but it is always a learning process that allows for greater humanity and forgiveness of soul. It's these moments of vulnerable growth that make it all worthwhile.

— Laurie Richardson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA
 

This all begins (for my clients) in-session with Person-Centered (Rogerian) therapy, because arguably no other modality is better at establishing the beginning (and cultivating) what we refer to as the therapeutic alliance (relationship). Most in this field will agree that without the therapeutic rapport there is no real counseling taking place, and without it the client would basically be wasting their time on that couch.

— Dennis Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Las Vegas, NV

I work from an integrated, trauma-informed, person-centered approach. I believe you are the expert in your experience - even when everything feels confusing and difficult. I am a relational facilitator, here to support you on own path. Together we will co-create a brave and safe enough space to process, heal, create goals, and succeed in ways that are meaningful to you.

— Johanna Karasik, Counselor in Northglenn, CO
 

The humanistic approach is the keystone to any good therapy. I hope to be able to be there for you in a personal way that incorporates a compassion and intuition that feels right for you.

— Jose Feliciano, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in La MESA, CA

At the heart of counseling, I aim at developing therapeutic relationships with others. I believe the therapeutic relationship is crucial to your experience as a client. To build that relationship, I meet you where you're at with unconditional positive regard, empathy, genuineness, and acceptance. I believe that these components allow us, as humans, to feel safe without judgment and to be able to explore and process our experiences with another person.

— Blake Crooks, Counselor
 

I also use Rogerian or Person-Centered therapy. Person-Centered therapy believes that the relationship between the therapist and the client is extremely important to the outcome of therapy. It is my number one goal to support you and help you experience a sense of safety and stability while in counseling.

— Julie Holburn, Counselor in Boulder, CO

Therapy is a collaborative process and I see my role as a therapist to be a partner in to progress toward self-change. You are the expert in your own life. I am hear to take your lead and offer the tools I have for you to work toward the goals that are important to you. I strive to offer unconditional positive regard and to make sessions a safe place for those I work with. I am open to feedback to make therapy work for you.

— Nicole Benedict, Creative Art Therapist in Rochester, NY
 

Person-Centered Therapy and Child-Centered Play Therapy form the foundation for all of my clinical work. This means that I'm ready to "meet" my clients wherever they are in each session. Rather than following a strict treatment plan or a workbook, I offer a non-judgemental space for my clients to show up as their authentic selves and get what they need on that day.

— Laura Morlok, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in ,

I also use Rogerian or Person-Centered therapy. Person-Centered therapy believes that the relationship between the therapist and the client is extremely important to the outcome of therapy. It is my number one goal to support you and help you experience a sense of safety and stability while in counseling.

— Julie Holburn, Counselor in Boulder, CO
 

The goal of this therapy is to provide you with an opportunity to develop a sense of self where you can realize how your attitudes, feelings and behavior are being negatively affected

— Kesha Martin, Counselor in San Antonio, TX