The Why Question

The Why Question

Clients often come to therapy thinking that if they just understood “why” they would be better. I find that the why question often causes people to chase their tails. It is a question that makes it seem like you’re working when you are really just ruminating and trying to make rational sense out of something to complex to be fully understood. This handout explains some of the dangers of the why question and invites the client to consider more movement, solution, and change focused questions.