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The traditional role of the therapist and patient relationship has always been one where the therapist is the authority, and the patient listens to what they say about their problems. While this form of therapy can work in certain situations, it is not for everyone or every condition. Person-centered therapy takes the patient’s viewpoint as a starting point for their individual therapy. Therapists accept the patient’s worldview and begin helping them cope with their feelings and behaviors.

At Vertava Health Texas, we provide compassionate and effective care for patients struggling with addiction and other mental health disorders through person-centered therapy. We understand that each person is unique and will have varying symptoms that come from their unique perspective of their world. Our holistic approach, including individual therapy, allows us to treat the person and not just the disease. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction or mental health disorders, call 844.311.8395 today to speak with our staff or connect with us online.

What Is Person-Centered Therapy?

Person-centered therapy, or Rogerian therapy, was invented by Carl Rogers in the 1940s. He believes that every person is different and has a unique viewpoint of their world. Therapists let the patient talk without guidance to allow them to express themselves freely. While they talk, therapists repeat back certain things the patient says for more clarity. This allows the patient to think about what they are saying and restate their thoughts. This technique can be very beneficial for both patient and therapist to get to the root cause of the patient’s issues.


There are four core principles of person-centered therapy, which are:

  • Congruence – Congruence means compatibility or harmony. Therapists are open and honest with the patient to enable frank communication and trust. Their role is less professional and more personal to allow for a closer connection.
  • Empathy – Therapists will express empathy toward the patient’s situation to show they understand their point of view.
  • Unconditional positive regard – Therapists take a non-judgmental attitude toward the patient’s viewpoint, no matter what comes up.
  • Importance of self-concept – Therapists help patients re-examine how they see themselves and adopt a more healthy view of themselves and the world around them.

At Vertava Health Texas, we employ person-centered therapy techniques to help patients better express their feelings and allow for true healing to begin. Patients work with therapists in individual and group settings to build their confidence and self-esteem in leading healthy and productive lives.

Benefits of Person-Centered Therapy Techniques

Person-centered therapy is very beneficial in helping patients adjust how they see themselves in a more healthy light. For men and women struggling with depression or other mental health disorders, their own negative thinking can skew their viewpoint and keep them from achieving the life they want. Person-centered therapy goals include adjusting this point of view to a more realistic and more positive outlook.

Some of the benefits of person-centered therapy include:

  • Finding a balance between your actual self and perceived self
  • Reducing feelings of guilt and insecurities
  • Gaining better trust in yourself and others
  • Enhancing a higher sense of self-awareness
  • Forming healthier relationships
  • Boosting self-esteem and self-reliance
  • Creating healthier ways of expressing yourself

Choose Vertava Health Texas for Person-Centered Therapy

At Vertava Health Texas, we help men and women struggling with addiction or other mental health issues through various therapy options that include person-centered therapy. We will perform a complete evaluation of your current physical and mental health to create a tailored treatment plan that will benefit you the most.

Depending on your symptoms, your treatment plan can include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Equine-assisted therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Creative writing therapy

For more information about our person-centered therapy goals for your recovery, call Vertava Health Texas at 844.311.8395 or fill out our online contact form.