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Justin L.F. Yong, LMHC
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    What is Person-Centered Therapy (PCT)?

    Person-Centered therapy (PCT), pioneered by Carl Rogers, places you at the center of your healing and growth process. At Clarity, our trained therapists offer this specialized approach to empower you to explore your inner world, fostering a deep sense of self-acceptance, understanding, and authenticity. At the core of PCT is the belief that everyone has the potential to grow and develop in a direction that is uniquely suited to their individual needs and aspirations.

    What does Person-Centered Therapy feel like?

    Our NYC therapists who draw from a person-centered approach serve as a guide, creating a safe and empathetic space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of judgment. This approach enables you to tap into your own inner resources, facilitating a more profound understanding of yourself and your potential for growth.

    How is PCT different from other types of therapy?

    Unlike more structured approaches, Person-Centered Therapy places the client firmly at the center of the therapeutic process. In this approach, the therapist acts as a facilitator rather than an expert, creating an environment of acceptance, empathy, and genuineness where clients feel safe to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences without fear of judgment or evaluation.

    In Person-Centered Therapy, the client is the expert of their own life. The foundation of this approach is based on the belief that therapist-led direction could inadvertently promote the idea that external solutions hold the key to overcoming personal struggles. By fostering client self-exploration and affirming their inherent value, Person-Centered Therapy strives to enhance self-esteem, develop greater self-awareness, build confidence in decision-making, and strengthen resilience in managing the repercussions of those decisions. Overall, Person-Centered Therapy offers a deeply humanistic and empowering approach that honors the uniqueness and autonomy of each individual client.

    What does PCT treat?

    Research demonstrates that Person-Centered Therapy is an effective treatment for a wide range of mental health concerns, including but not limited to:

    Person-centered therapy provides a supportive and nonjudgmental environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences at your own pace. By fostering a genuine and empathetic therapeutic relationship, person-centered therapy can help you develop greater self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-compassion, leading to meaningful personal growth and positive changes in your life.

    What does PERSON-CENTERED tHERAPY look like?

    At Clarity, therapists who draw from Person-Centered Therapy provide a safe and non judgemental space for you to explore and reflect on your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. During the session, your therapist will gently guide you towards deeper self-awareness and insight. As you gain insight, your therapist may occasionally introduce practical skills designed to empower you and enhance your ability to cope with life’s complexities. You’ll work as a team with your therapist to decide the focus of your therapeutic journey, and what tools work best for you.


    Benefits of PCT:

    • Enhanced self-awareness
    • Improved self-esteem
    • Greater trust in yourself and your abilities
    • Effective coping strategies
    • Improved relationships with others based on a better understanding of yourself
    • Personal growth and fulfillment
    • Improved ability to express your feelings and opinions


    PCT is Ideal for Individuals who:

    • Value self-exploration and personal growth.
    • Prefer a non-directive and collaborative approach to therapy.
    • Seek a therapist-client relationship based on empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard.
    • Want the therapy session to focus on their own experiences, feelings, and perspectives.
    • Are open to exploring their own values and beliefs.

    PCT may not be an ideal fit for individuals who:

    • Prefer a more structured and directive style of therapy.
    • Are seeking quick solutions or specific advice from their therapist.
    • Are uncomfortable with exploring their emotions or vulnerabilities.
    • Struggle with the idea of being in control of their own therapy process.
    • Prioritize practical problem-solving over self-exploration and personal growth.


    Interested in Person-Centered Therapy?

    We can help.

    Person-centered therapy can help you build a deeper understanding of yourself and create positive change in your life. Reach out for a complimentary 30-minute consultation with a licensed NYC therapist who specializes in person-centered therapy today.

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