What Is the Person-Centered Approach?

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The Person-Centered Approach was developed from the work of the psychologist Dr. Carl Rogers (1902–1987). He advanced an approach to psychotherapy and counseling that, at the time (the 1940s–1960s), was considered extremely radical, if not revolutionary. Originally described as non-directive, this therapy moved away from the idea that the therapist was the expert and towards…

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On Transitioning a Person


I sat in the classroom with my stomach churning in angst, my heart fluttering, sweat seeping through my skin, and a visceral tension that seemed to travel all over my body. My brain told me not to do it. Despite my logic, my heart always told me that nothing is worth doing unless it’s meaningful,…

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