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Calgary Psychologist Clinic - Person Centered Therapy

All of our Calgary Psychologist clinic’s therapists are well versed in person centered therapy. Person-centered therapy, also known as client-centered therapy, is a humanistic approach to psychotherapy that places the client at the center of the therapeutic process. It was developed by psychologist Carl Rogers in the mid-20th century and has since become a widely utilized therapeutic approach.

The main principle of person-centered therapy is the belief in the inherent capacity of individuals to grow and develop in a positive direction. It emphasizes the importance of creating a supportive and nonjudgmental therapeutic environment where clients feel safe and accepted. The therapist adopts an empathetic and genuine attitude, seeking to understand the client’s subjective experience and perspective without imposing their own interpretations or judgments.

One of the core elements of person-centered therapy is unconditional positive regard. The therapist shows genuine care, acceptance, and non-judgment toward the client, regardless of their thoughts, feelings, or actions. This unconditional positive regard fosters a sense of trust and openness, allowing clients to explore their emotions and experiences freely.

Another key aspect is empathetic understanding. The therapist strives to deeply understand the client’s experiences by actively listening, reflecting, and validating their feelings. This empathetic understanding helps clients gain insight into their own emotions and promotes self-acceptance and personal growth.

Person-centered therapy also emphasizes the concept of congruence or genuineness. The therapist aims to be authentic and transparent in their interactions with clients, fostering a genuine and honest therapeutic relationship. This congruence allows clients to feel heard and understood, enhancing their self-awareness and self-acceptance.

Unlike some other therapeutic approaches that focus on providing solutions or advice, person-centered therapy does not direct or guide clients toward specific goals. Instead, it trusts that clients have the ability to identify their own needs and solutions. The therapist acts as a facilitator, supporting the client’s self-exploration and assisting them in gaining insights and making choices that align with their own values and aspirations.

Person-centered therapy has been found effective in various contexts and with diverse populations. It has been applied in individual, group, and couples therapy, as well as in educational settings and community interventions. This approach empowers individuals, promotes self-growth, and enhances self-esteem and self-acceptance.

In summary, person-centered therapy is a humanistic and client-centered approach that values the client’s autonomy, empathy, and unconditional positive regard. It creates a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where clients can explore their experiences, gain self-insight, and develop a greater sense of self-acceptance and personal growth.

Calgary Psychologists That Use Person Centered Therapy

Dr. Raheleh Tarani

Clinical Psychologist

Kari Adams

Clinical Psychologist

Andrea Krygier

Clinical Psychologist

Murray Molohon

Clinical Psychologist

Compassionate Calgary Psychologists and Counsellors Here to Support You!​

Our Calgary Psychologist Clinic works with the best Psychologists and Counsellors to meet your needs. Our therapists are proficient in a range of theoretical frameworks and each have their unique strengths. We all believe in building therapeutic relationships based on respect and trust and put the well being of our clients first and foremost. We are here to help you succeed in achieving your therapeutic goals so that, when you are ready, can move beyond therapy and face your life’s challenges with more optimism and clarity. Whether you are facing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, family issues, anger or something else, we will do our absolute best to help you!

Psychologist And Counselling Services in Calgary

We provide a diverse array of counseling and assessment services tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals, couples, and families. From family counseling aimed at improving communication and resolving conflicts to specialized assessments like psychoeducational evaluations and ADHD testing, we offer comprehensive support to address a wide range of mental health concerns. Our team of experienced therapists is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where clients of all ages and backgrounds can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Whether you’re seeking individual therapy, couples counseling, or support for your child or teen, we are here to help. We also offer convenient options such as in-person sessions and virtual counseling, ensuring accessibility and flexibility for our clients. Whatever challenges you may be facing, we are committed to guiding you towards healing, growth, and greater well-being.

Common Mental Health Issues

At our psychologist clinic, we specialize in treating a diverse range of common mental health issues with compassion and expertise. Our dedicated team of therapists is equipped to address issues such as grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, PTSD, eating disorders, postpartum depression, fears and phobias, ADHD, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties, and OCD. Whether you’re struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic event, feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, navigating the complexities of parenthood, or facing challenges in your relationships, we are here to provide support, guidance, and evidence-based therapy tailored to your unique needs. Our goal is to empower you to overcome obstacles, cultivate resilience, and achieve greater well-being and fulfillment in your life.