Psychodynamic & Client Centered Therapy

In my early professional years I was asking the question: How can I treat, or cure, or change this person? Now I would phrase the question in this way: How can I provide a relationship which this person may use for his own personal growth?”

– Carl Rogers

Our sessions allow the client to lead the conversation and do not attempt to steer the client in any way. The approach rests on non-judgmental listening and providing a source of complete acceptance and support.


The goals of psychodynamic therapy are a client’s self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior. In its brief form, a psychodynamic approach enables the client to examine unresolved conflicts and symptoms that arise from past dysfunctional relationships.


In the client-centered approach to therapy, Mental health professionals strive to create a therapeutic environment that is conformable, non-judgmental, and empathetic. Two of the key elements of client-centered therapy are that it:

  • Is non-directive. Therapists allow clients to lead the discussion and do not try to steer the client in a particular direction.

  • Emphasizes unconditional positive regard. Therapists show complete acceptance and support for their clients without casting judgment.

Goals of therapy:

  • To Facilitate personal growth and development

  • Eliminate or mitigate feelings of distress

  • Increase self-esteem and openness to experience

  • Enhance the client’s understanding of him/herself