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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At the heart of my practice I am a person-centered clinician. It is based on the idea that the client knows what is best, and that the therapist's role is to facilitate an environment in which the client can bring about positive change. I facilitate a client through the process by listening, counseling, and allowing for the client's transformation

— Joy Serednesky, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Poland, OH

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

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

By modeling open and honest communication, the therapist provides a conducive environment for clients to make decisions independently. Person-centered therapy can be beneficial to clients who are dealing with a wide range of issues, such as relationship problems, phobias, panic attacks, low self-esteem linked to depression, stress management, and trauma recovery, among others.

— Jenna Powell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

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

I have been practicing person centered treatment for over 15 years.

— Kirk Burke-Hamilton, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

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

The therapeutic process itself, for me, is person-centered. I meet all of my clients with unconditional positive regard and I want my clients to feel heard and accepted. Anything goes in the therapeutic space, so come as you are and we will process everything in the here and now, together.

— Jacqueline Siempelkamp, Licensed Professional Counselor in Radnor, PA

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

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

Utilizing person-centered therapy, I can support you with empathy to discuss what is on your mind. Led by empathetic understanding to help connect to you, the client, and explore and speak about your thoughts and feelings. I have utilized the therapeutic technique of person-centered therapy with clients which helped create a big impact in improving their self-esteem, coping mechanisms, and the way they see their world.

— Patrice Hutson, Mental Health Counselor

You and I are different. Heck, even identical twins growing up in the same household are different. Why? Because in addition to our biological make up, our life experiences shape who we are, what we believe, how we behave, what we value, and so much more. As a therapist, I always bring a person-centered approach. In therapy, you are NOT a diagnosis, you're a Person. This belief is the cornerstone of my approach with you. I want to hear your story and help you write your next chapter.

— John Diamantis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Candidate in Virginia Beach, VA

Like Carl Roger's, I believe that each client is an expert of their lives. I am merely there to assist you in achieving your goals. We would work together to find their barriers and work towards a solution

— Rose Walker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Columbia, MO

I prefer an egalitarian approach where you and I create a space together that allows for open, honest communication, exploration and understanding.

— Gina Holden, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento, CA

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

My approach is person-centered, which means that I collaborate with you and encourage you to discover and build on your inner resources and strengths. I wholeheartedly believe that every person has a unique and important purpose, and I am passionate about helping you discover yours. I am a genuine, authentic, and compassionate person who can also be direct with you if you need a little challenge; yet, my style is gentle enough that you may not even realize you are being challenged!

— Emily Crawford-Thompson, Psychologist in COLUMBIA, MO

You are the expert of your own life and story. I'm just here to listen and guide you along the way! Whatever you want to talk about in our therapy space is fine with me- you are in charge here. I want to celebrate your joys and support you through your sorrows together.

— Raven Hoover, Mental Health Counselor in Allentown, PA