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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I believe the foundation of all therapy starts with accepting and meeting the client where they are at, without judgement. Only then can a client feel that change is acceptable and safe.

— Taryn Hodison, Licensed Professional Counselor in Kansas City, MO

From Good Therapy: "This type of therapy diverged from the traditional model of the therapist as expert and moved instead toward a nondirective, empathic approach that empowers and motivates the client in the therapeutic process. The therapy is based on Rogers’s belief that every human being strives for and has the capacity to fulfill his or her own potential." This form of talk therapy is used more often than not and allows the client to express themselves openly and without judgment.

— Kenneth Nelan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Mequon, WI

We know that taking the first step to seek out help can feel scary and unknown! We believe in a warm, non judgmental, empathetic approach. Our team would love to walk alongside you to create a comfortable, safe, empowering, and creative environment where you or your loved ones can feel heard and work towards unique goals, while creating progress not perfection.

— Nikkie Evans, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Lincolnshire, IL

In person-centered therapy, the focus is on the person, not the problem. The goal is for the client to achieve greater independence. This will allow the client to better cope with any current and future problems they may face. In other words, a Person-Centered approach is about ensuring that patients are at the center of decisions which relate to their life. A person-centered process involves listening, thinking together, coaching, sharing ideas, and seeking feedback.

— Filippo M. Forni, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

In life and in the therapy room, you are the expert in you. While utilizing Person-Centered Therapy, you will be seen and heard on your road to self-discovery. Discovering who you really are may be the most valuable challenge you have undertaken.

— Allison Doyle, Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA

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

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

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

— Brittney Waterhouse, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

With kids, teens, and adults I tailor my sessions to the individual and let them lead with what they find most important. I use a variety of approaches to help support clients in the best way for each individual. Therapy with me is a safe space for clients to be accepted and be themselves. My clients describe me as calm, caring, heartwarming, and supportive. I am also empathetic and practical. I aim to be insightful, reassuring, and non-judgmental.

— Jenna Wonish-Mottin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in The Woodlands, TX

You are the expert of your own life and story. I'm just here to listen and guide you along the way!

— Raven Hoover, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Allentown, PA

Person-Centered is my foundational theory from which I incorporate all other treatment orientations.

— Carolina Castano, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cincinnati, OH

My master's training was completed at an institution which emphasized person-centered counseling.

— Chanel Brown, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

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

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

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

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 Arlington, TX

I believe you are the expert of you and I am here to provide a safe space to grow and heal. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and offer an empathic approach to my work. My work will be based on your needs and goals and not another agenda.

— Kori Meyers, Counselor in Nashville, TN

I have been trained to help you determine whether to adapt to or accept situations by the way you interpret your emotions, cognitions, and behaviors. This helps you bring meaning to your life which leads to self-actualization. I have been helping people grow, develop, and learn to be autonomous. My non-directive approach here provides awareness to you through reflection and by helping you with effective information processing.

— Alan Zupka, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in ORLANDO, FL