What kind of therapy is likely to be most helpful? Most therapists can work in different ways, depending on the situation and the client. Even practitioners who favor one theoretical orientation are still able to adapt what they do according to their clients’ needs and styles. Basically, you will be trying to sort out whether a case is a candidate for relationship-oriented work or perhaps a more action-oriented model. For clinicians who employ a variety of approaches, decisions might be made for one client to use a feminist approach dealing with power issues, another client who is struggling to find meaning in her life might respond best to an existential approach, and still another client with reactive depression might be more amenable to a cognitive-behavioral approach.