This thesis adresses Carl Rogers client-centered approach and its use for social work. Therefor it will be attempted to dispute the possibilities and limitations of the concept in regards to the counseling function of social work. Methodically, the essay at hand correlates with a literature based thesis. The research shows very clearly, that a transfer between the theoretical contents and the practice of social work is possible and evident. On close inspection however, it must be noted, that positions and methods from within the client-centered approach, may need special adjustment in regards to the field of social work. Since the harmonising methods are originating from them, the above mentioned positions, like empathy, congruency and appreciation, have fundamental value for the success of counseling in Rogers Theory. In spite of the approaches necessary modifications to the field of social work, the client-centered concept, in its main features is very useful for the counseling function of diverse areas of social work.