What is Person-Centered Therapy?

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Person-centered therapy was founded by Carl Rogers in the 1940s. It is also known as person-centered psychotherapy, person-centered counseling, client-centered therapy, and Rogerian psychotherapy.

Person-Centered therapists believe that each individual can grow and change within them, but they need a safe, therapeutic relationship to realize their potential. Rogers introduced the idea of unconditional positive regard, meaning Person-Centered counselors view the people they counsel in a positive light, no matter what problems they have. Rogers also states counselors must be authentic and transparent, meaning they don’t act as blank slates or try to hide sadness.

Your therapist will make a great effort to make the therapeutic alliance safe. This effort means they will listen to you without judgment. They will respond with warmth and kindness. They also will help you identify strengths and times that you showed yourself capable of problem-solving. They will use these examples to help show you that you can grow and change.

Therapists Who Specialize in Using Person-Centered Therapy

Jason Darden, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Charlotte

North Carolina

As a PMHNP-BC my treatment methodology typically involves a comprehensive approach that addresses the biological, psychological, social, and cultural aspects of mental health. Here's an overview tailored to our practice: Collaborative Goal Setting, Medication Management, Assessment and Diagnosis, Patient Education and Empowerment, Evidence-based Practice, Self-Care and Professional Developmen...

Lisa Curtain, PMHNP-BC

Boston

Massachusetts

My treatment philosophy centers around providing personalized and compassionate care to individuals struggling with mental health challenges. I believe in taking a holistic approach that considers the unique needs and experiences of each client. By fostering a collaborative and nonjudgmental therapeutic relationship, I aim to empower individuals to explore their strengths, overcome obstacles, a...

Asia Todd, PMHNP-BC

Rochester

New York

I enjoy working with clients to intimately understand their mental health needs and life goals. Identifying external factors that negatively impact their mental health in combination with medication, when appropriate. Treatment planning includes goal setting, identifying resources for success, and psychoeducation.

Nahomie Mirville, DNP, FNP-BC

Jacksonville

Florida

I aim to provide and promote holistic care through accessibility and high-quality medical care for people of all ages. Providing very low cost yet guaranteed high standards of quality care. I will support you in building a healthier you. No matter what your health needs are, having a team support will keep you to achieve them. We'll work together to connect you with the services you need to hel...
As a psychiatric provider, I approach patient care with empathy, compassion, and a commitment to personalized treatment. I believe in taking a holistic approach to mental health and value building trusting and collaborative relationships with my patients, where open communication and mutual respect are paramount. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space.