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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Therapy would not exist without the relationship between therapist and client. Carl Rogers believed in exhibiting positive regard to all those who sat in front of him. The client is the expert on their own story.

— Michelle North, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Encinitas, CA

A profound awareness of your here-and-now emotional and cognitive experience can help you bring light to detrimental thought patterns that you have been falling into over and over again. With a better sense of self awareness, you will feel empowered to break and replace those unhelpful thought patterns that keep you down.

— Gavin Cross, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

Accepting yourself as you are and embracing your inherent worthiness are foundational to sustainable change. I will model this welcoming stance during our sessions. I will also be putting you in the driver's seat of your own treatment. While I can offer perspective and information, this is ultimately a collaborative process. You choose how treatment is structured.

— Serena Forward-Rodriguez, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Seattle, WA

I am interested in helping clients develop creative coping skills designed specifically for them. I am majorly influenced by the work of Virginia Satir and her principles of congruence, as well as John Bowlby and his workings in attachment theory.

— Madeleine VanCeylon, Counselor in Brooklyn, NY

You are my focus, not the problem. You are the best expert of you, and ultimately know what is best. My role is to facilitate an environment in which clients can bring about positive change.

— Sergio Hernández, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Evanston, IL

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” - Carl Rogers. I will assist you in gaining self-compassion and support through person-centered therapy techniques.

— Angela Touchton, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in FLORIDA, OHIO, KY

Person-Centered theory is all about a way of being towards you. It is grounded in the desire to show respect and care for you as a person. Carl Rogers (founder of Person-Centered theory) coined an idea known as Unconditional Positive Regard. The goal of my actions as your counselor is to show a deep value, care, and respect, for you. I want to create a space that says, “I honor you and hold no judgment for any piece of you.” A space where you can safely become the best version of yourself.

— Jacob Santhouse, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in ,

As a person-centered therapist, I provide a safe space for clients to feel heard, understood, and seen. I work with my clients collaboratively to help foster progress and changes in the areas the client wants to focus on.

— Diana Dunigan, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Fort Worth, TX

I use Person-Centered therapy as my foundation as I believe you are the expert of your life and I am here to be your support. I'll help you iron out the wrinkles so that you can better able to understand yourself and meet your goals of therapy.

— Misty Gibson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tacoma, WA

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

The basis of my eclectic orientation is person-centered techniques. I highly value the therapeutic relationship and space as critical to helping people make the progress that they are wanting to make. I like fostering a relationship where individuals can be themselves and really get to the bottom of what is wrong.

— Jorge Flores, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

I gravitated toward this theory in my education and training and it has been my main approach in my work since.

— Mariah Dancing, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” - Carl Rogers. I will assist you in gaining self-compassion and support through person-centered therapy techniques.

— Angela Touchton, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in FLORIDA, OHIO, KY

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

I believe that in order for a therapeutic relationship to thrive, it needs to be built on a foundation of non-judgment and trust. I also believe that the client knows themselves best, and my job is to facilitate your ability to reflect and process.

— Eliza McBride, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Hillsboro, OR