100 Therapy Questions

Here’s a list of 100 Therapy Questions you can ask your clients to know more about them or initiate a conversation during therapy sessions. 

By Patricia Buenaventura on May 15, 2024.

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What are 100 Therapy Questions?

100 Therapy Questions are a list of questions, preferably open-ended ones, that therapists ask their clients to know more about them, their concerns, and their experiences. Asking such questions will not only aid practitioners in starting a conversation but also in building rapport and, if needed, can be used when strategizing a treatment plan for the patient.

The questions a therapist may ask may differ depending on the individual or group they are conducting a session with, the type of therapy, the therapist’s preference, and where they are at the point of their therapy treatment plan.

If you’re a therapist and you’re drawing a blank on what to ask your new client/s during your first few sessions, we have a template for you!

Our template comprises of 100 therapy questions categorized according to how many clients you’re conducting the session with and the type of therapy. There are 50 questions for individuals, 25 for couples, and 25 for group therapy. You are free to use all or some which you find relevant. And because our template is customizable, you may add or remove questions before giving a copy to your client if you want them to answer it before or after a session.

Want to access our list? Keep reading to know more about accessing and downloading a copy of the template.

Interested in using therapy worksheets? Check out the video below to find out more:

Printable 100 Therapy Questions

Download this 100 Therapy Questions and learn how to structure your therapy sessions with clients.

How does it work?

Step One: Access the Template

Access and download a copy of our printable 100 Therapy Questions Template by either:

  • Clicking the “Download Template” or “Use Template” button above
  • Searching “100 Therapy Questions” in Carepatron’s template library in our app or website. 

Feel free to customize it further on Carepatron and add questions you may want them to answer. 

Step Two: Discuss the Worksheet with Your Client

We recommend that you explain to your client how to fill out the worksheet and encourage them to be as open and honest as possible when answering. 

Step Three: Fill out the Worksheet

Give your client a copy of the worksheet so they can write down their answers. You can also ask them to answer the questions verbally at the beginning of your session. 

Step Four: Discuss with the Client

Once the worksheet has been completed, you should review and process the answers with the client during your session. We will leave it up to you how you will discuss the answers on the worksheet with the client. 

Step Five: Store Securely

After the session, don’t forget to store the worksheet and notes you may have made in a secure physical location or a HIPAA-compliant EHR like Carepatron.

100 Therapy Questions Example (sample)

We created a 100 Therapy Questions PDF sample wherein the fictional client has to answer the self section before an upcoming individual session. We’ve provided this example so you know the questions you can ask and gauge the answers they can provide per inquiry. Feel free to use our example as a reference or for educational purposes. 

View our example below or download the PDF version for free by clicking the “Download Example PDF” button above.

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100 Therapy Questions Example (sample)

When would you use this Template?

You can use our 100 Therapy Questions Template whenever you conduct a session. However, our template will be more beneficial if you use it when practicing talking therapy, also known as counseling, talking treatment, psychological therapy, or psychotherapy. 

To be more specific, here are the types of talking therapy where having a copy of our worksheet will be helpful:


Highly Customizable and Versatile

No need to start from scratch with our 100 Therapy Questions Template. Our template doesn’t only come with questions you can use, but it is completely customizable. You can add and remove questions depending on the group of clients you will be working with. 

Encourages Self-Reflection

Since the client must answer the templates without you intervening or hinting at answers, a client is given the space, time, and opportunity to self-reflect to answer the questions as honestly as possible. 

Improve Communication

With a template filled with questions you can choose from, you don’t have to worry about dead air, small talk, or coming up with questions they may not want to answer. Through their answers, you can tell which topic can be your jump-off point to dealing with possible client problems. 

Saves Time, Money, and Effort

A digital template saves time, money, and effort because you don’t have to create a document from scratch, buy materials to print it, produce physical copies to give to your clients, and look for a location to store them. Furthermore, on Carepatron, you can do all of these effortlessly. 

Why use Carepatron as your 100 Therapy Questions app?

Currently, you may know Carepatron as the app where you can get a copy of the 100 Therapy Questions Template. But it’s so much more than that. It’s software where you can customize and fill out the 100 Therapy Questions template and utilize tools that can help improve your productivity and efficiency. 

Download Carepatron on your desktop or mobile devices, and you’ll get free access to the following: 

  • Customize, download, and print over 700 PDF templates of medical documents like surveys, tests, assessments, and guides. 
  • Create, scan, or upload personal documents and templates you can’t find in our library.
  • Store your client’s medical records and digital notes in our HIPAA-compliant, secure EHR system.
  • Conduct teleconsultation sessions with integrated video call solutions and schedule and schedule appointments with integrated calendar functionality.
  • Set up an automated payment system for your client
  • And more . . .

Improve the caliber and quality of your practice. Sign up on Carepatron today!

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Takemura, Y., Sakurai, Y., Yokoya, S., Otaki, J., Matsuoka, T., Ban, N., Hirata, I., Miki, T., & Tsuda, T. (2005). Open-ended questions: are they really beneficial for gathering medical information from patients?. The Tohoku journal of experimental medicine, 206(2), 151–154. https://doi.org/10.1620/tjem.206.151

Williams E. N. (2023). The use of questions in psychotherapy: A review of research on immediate outcomes. Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.), 10.1037/pst0000471. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pst0000471

Who uses 100 Therapy Questions?
Who uses 100 Therapy Questions?

Commonly asked questions

Who uses 100 Therapy Questions?

Therapists, especially those who conduct talking therapy sessions, will find our 100 therapy questions helpful.

When do you use 100 Therapy Questions?

You can use any of the 100 therapy questions during or after your session. You also have the option to ask your client to answer the questions before a session so you have a basis for your conversation during the session. 

How is a 100 Therapy Questions used?

It’s as simple as giving them an empty template and having them write down the answers to the questions or reading it out loud and asking them to answer verbally instead. 

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