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Client-Centered Counseling

What is Client-Centered Counseling?

Client-Centered Counseling is a type of talk therapy derived from humanistic psychology framework, which empowers clients to be the expert in their sessions as they are in their life journey. Humanistic therapy approaches highlight the impact of existing as your true self to live your most wholesome life. At the core of humanistic approaches is the belief that all individuals have their own perception of the world based on their experiences, which may impact daily choices and actions. 

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Another core belief of humanistic approaches is that individuals have inherent positive potential and can make adaptive choices for themselves to create a fulfilling life.

The therapist may facilitate collaborative dialogue with the client in an empathetic, unconditionally accepting manner to guide the client to access deeper understanding of their own experiences and patterns. At the same time, the therapist supports the client to develop confidence in their ability to resolve challenges independently, at their own pace and readiness. At Mobile Therapy Centers, our therapists believe in creating individualized treatment plans as every person has unique areas of strength and challenges that impact development.

What are the practice origins?

In the 1940’s, American psychologist Carl Rogers developed Client-Centered Therapy. Roger’s theoretical progressions in humanistic psychology led to the client-centered approach which is often referred to as Rogerian Therapy. Client-Centered Therapy views the client’s experience as significant as the professional’s insight. Therefore, the two parties should strive to create a collaborative, working relationship. Roger’s therapeutic approach emphasized using the term “client” instead of “patient” to promote equality in the clinician-client relationship. Rogers believed that no external individual’s ideas weighed as much as one’s individual, internal experience. Processing these experiences in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment is necessary to achieve a positive therapy process.

Practice origins

What are the practice origins?

During Client-Centered Therapy sessions, the therapist will facilitate dialogue to explore the client’s needs together. In Client-Centered Therapy it is essential that the clinician ‘join’ the client to understand their perception of the world. The theory suggests that clinicians must operate under three basic principles:

At Mobile Therapy Centers, our therapists provide a supportive environment and safe relationship for the client to process experiences, and make independent, empowered, and informed decisions for their well-being.

Client-Centered Therapy does not focus on providing specific solutions to problems, but helps to strengthen and empower the client’s internal position of control in healing. Common goals of therapy include:

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Who can benefit?

Many individuals can benefit from Client-Centered Counseling. Therapy may be beneficial for clients who are experiencing relationship problems, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, personality disorders, low self-esteem, stress management difficulties, eating disorders, and trauma recovery. Client-Centered Therapy can also benefit individuals who are wanting to increase self-acceptance, self-exploration, and problem-solving skills. At Mobile Therapy Centers, our clinicians may use a client-centered approach when working with children, teens, adults, and families to honor our client’s unique lived experiences while fostering autonomy. Individuals who are hesitant about the therapeutic process may benefit from Client-Centered Counseling due to the unconditional positive regard nature of the practice. Client-centered approaches may be a helpful tool in crisis intervention practices due to the safe and supportive, present-focused environment created after stressful experiences.

To learn more about Counseling Services, please do not hesitate to contact Mobile Therapy Centers to speak with one of our therapists. We provide FREE screenings/consultations so why not take advantage of the opportunity to have your child seen by a professional and then answer any questions you may have?

Mobile Therapy Centers services include ABA Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Feeding Therapy and Counseling. We see children at our clinic, at your home or at your child’s school/daycare making it convenient for you and your family.

Contact us for a free screening/consultation at 800-977-9072, or at We also provide Telehealth services. MTC accepts most commercial insurance.


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