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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Person-Centered Therapy focuses on the therapeutic relationship. People are not flawed and are not their mental diagnosis. Everyone has the capacity to change and are on a path to self-actualization. The therapist provides the client with empathy and unconditional positive regard to create change in therapy. The client may have had "conditional" positive regard with many people in their life. This therapy creates a safe environment for the client to explore thoughts and feelings in the moment.

— Joshua Bogart, Professional Counselor Associate in Beaverton, OR

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 Frederick, MD

The therpeuctic alliance is the heart of the therapy process. A deep connection between the therapist and client provides a fertile ground for real change and progress.

— Jennifer Driscoll, Counselor in Mamaroneck, NY

As a Person-Centered therapist I strive to create a therapeutic environment that fosters acceptance, congruence, unconditional positive regard, and empathy. As a Person-Centered therapist I believe that clients possess the necessary tools to create the change they desire. I work collaboratively with clients to help them re-author their personal narratives to realize their own potential for growth and develop greater congruence within themselves.

— Dan Schmitt, Licensed Professional Counselor in Eugene, OR

Using unconditional positive regard, I aim to create a space in which clients can speak freely and without judgment. By using Person-Centered therapy, you can be assured that you are in a safe place with someone who genuinely cares about your wellbeing. "The good life is a process, not a state of being, it is a direction, not a destination," - Carl Rogers

— Natasha Cooke, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Katy, TX

I am dedicated to fostering a supportive and empathetic therapeutic environment. My expertise lies in empowering clients by emphasizing their innate strengths and capacity for self-healing. Through active listening, unconditional positive regard, and genuine empathy, I guide clients in exploring their thoughts and feelings, promoting personal growth and self-discovery. This approach helps clients achieve greater self-awareness and fulfillment.

— Melixa Carbonell, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Maitland, FL

I do not believe in a one size fits all approach to therapy. I am intentional to continue to learn and grow as a therapist so that I am able to utilize the approach that best meets your needs. I believe clients know themselves best and therefore should be an active participant in leading therapy in the directions in needs to go.

— Personal Empowerment and Digital Media Addiction Therapist Natalie Worobel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

In person-centered therapy, also known as Rogerian therapy, the client embraces a leading role in the profound journey of self-discovery. The therapeutic connection, rooted in unconditional positive regard and a joint pursuit of comprehending the client's unique experiences, aspirations, and resolutions, becomes the catalyst for fostering self-acceptance and healing.

— Mallory Kroll, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Concord, MA

As a therapist, I practice in a client-centered approach and draw upon evidence-based interventions such as ACT and DBT to help you address your specific needs. During therapy, I act as a compassionate facilitator, listening without judgment and acknowledging your experience without imposing treatment goals or leading you toward a hidden agenda. I am there to encourage and support you without interrupting your process of self-discovery, as you uncover what hurts and what is needed to repair it.

— Daria Redmon, Clinical Psychologist in Boulder, CO

The baseline for person-centered therapy is this: I don't know what's best for you. I don't put my ego into your life. I don't judge you. Instead, I am a safe space of understanding, that helps you find your goals for therapy, your desires for healing, your hopes for change in your life, and then I help you gently navigate through challenges to reach your goals and bring hope to your life.

— Crystalyn Jass Kirkpatrick, Licensed Professional Counselor in San Antonio, TX

My primary theoretical orientation is person-centered. That means, I believe that you are the expert of your life and that I am a fellow traveler, here to help you identify and remove the roadblocks on your path to living as your most authentic self. I have trained during my master's degree toward being a person-centered counselor, and I like to use the techniques from this orientation the most in session with you, as it puts a big emphasis on you as a unique individual, which informs treatment.

— Priya Mathew, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

I integrate a person-centered approach to establish rapport, to provide a non-judgmental presence and unconditional positive regard for my clients. This approach also infuses collaboration and empowerment to support clients as they practice taking up space and exploring who their true self is and how they show up in the world.

— Julie Bloom, Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR