Client-Centered Therapy

By Renée Grinnell

A form of therapy which, unlike most therapy practiced in the United States, is non-directive. This means that the therapist trusts the client’s capacity to find his or her own answers, avoids any behavior (questioning, interpreting, diagnosing) that would unduly influence the client’s control over therapeutic content and pace, and focuses instead on creating a safe, accepting environment.


    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 25 Nov 2008