Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a present and future-focused, goal-directed therapeutic approach that focuses, as the name suggests, on solutions. Instead of leading with the problems that brought clients to therapy in the first place, SFBT focuses on what clients want to achieve without exploring the history of the issue. SFBT is founded on the belief that clients know what they need to do to improve their lives and the approach provides coaching and questioning to help clients find the best solutions. Solution Focused Brief Therapy is used in the treatment of a variety of issues, including addiction, relationship problems, behavioral problems, abuse and depression. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s Solution Focused Brief Therapy experts today.

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I help clients see how their strengths can be applied to make changes in their lives. We'll explore not only what has worked well in the past, but what may have worked well at one time but is no longer serving you, and work toward a ulfilling future.

— Christa Cummins, Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR

Together, we will explore potential solutions to your problems. All potential solutions that I discuss with you will be evidenced based. This means that various scientific studies on the “solution” have taken place making it scientifically proven to work for most people. If whatever we come up with doesn’t work for you, we’ll discuss other potential evidence based solutions so that you have an array of coping skills you can use to deal with life’s stressors.

— Darryon Spencer, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I will lend my support and begin where you want to start. Together, we will Discover your strengths, resources and what is truly important to you. I will help you get Clarity on what you need and want for acceptance and change to happen. I take a collaborative approach in creating your goals and how you can overcome any obstacles. You might feel stuck. I can help you think outside the box and integrate your resilience and wisdom with new ways and directions to live out your best life.

— Tanya Witman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado Springs, CO

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), also called Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) was developed by Steve de Shazer (1940-2005), and Insoo Kim Berg (1934-2007) in collaboration with their colleagues at the Milwaukee Brief Family Therapy Center beginning in the late 1970s. As the name suggests, SFBT is future-focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek therapy.

— Laura McMaster, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Atlanta, GA

Solution Focused Therapy has been helpful to aid clients in developing solutions for situations that cause mental health changes. We will discuss options to aid you in making the best decision for your lifestyle. After all, you are the expert for you! I just help you to navigate your ship!

— Natasha Lamb, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Jacksonville, FL

If you want to get right to the point, our work with solution-focused therapy is for you. Working towards your miracle is the center of our focus, and we address obstacles that keep you from reaching that dream. I've been using this as long as I have been practicing, having my foundational skills from my MSW Education, and have employed from the simplest issues to complex cases

— Timothy Kelly, Clinical Social Worker in Aurora, CO

Sometimes our problems can seem bigger the more we think about them. The key is knowing how to break down a problem and flush out any and all possible solutions and outcomes. Maybe you have a certain set of issues that may be difficult to sort out on your own. Through sessions, one can learn how to compartmentalize, boundary and think critically.

— Heather Vignali, Licensed Professional Counselor in , NJ

Depending on the circumstances we don't always have to focus on the problem. It can be beneficial to shift attention away from just discussing what the specific problem is and work on resolutions for that specific problem instead.

— Alicia Richardson, Licensed Professional Counselor

I was trained in this area. I used Solution Focused Brief Therapy to help clients of different ages to find the solution to their own challenges. I believe that each person has the ability to overcome their challenges using their own strength and abilities.

— Genevieve Venegas, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Ramona, CA

It's hard to see clear when we strong emotions but there is always a solution and always a path. Think of me as your knowledgable and objective teammate. Together we will figure out how to get you for where you are to where you want to be.

— Yara Goldstein, Clinical Social Worker in , NY

Solution focused therapy is very effective that focuses on current problems and finding solutions to solve them and to move forward. The client is an active participant as he/she expresses what they hope the future will look like once they can move ahead.

— Peggy Cohen, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA

After working at a crisis stabilization mental health hospital for 5+ years I quickly adapted to providing effective therapy efficiently.

— Danielle Eaton, Counselor

I will provide you will solutions, activities, and the skills, resources, and tools to help you get relief of debilitating symptoms now.

— Liz Dube, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA

I have training and expertise in this approach, blended with other evidence-based brief therapy approaches, that allows us to Gert right to there heart of the issue and make significant progress in a short period of time.

— Alicia Ferris, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Olympia, WA

I use Solution Focused Brief Therapy with clients living with serious illness, in order to overcome obstacles and optimize quality of life. The treatment de-emphasizes the underlying cause of the presenting problem, and instead takes a future oriented approach to problem solving.

— Laura Taets, Clinical Social Worker in Westport, CT

Many times clients are seeking to focus solely on learning skills to remedy a current issue or struggle they are having and not looking to better understand root causes. That is when solution focused brief therapy can be the most helpful.

— Patricia Pardy, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

This type of therapy is designed with a busy, short term client in mind. This method allows us to focus on the skills you already have rather than developing a whole new set- and empowers you to incorporate these skills most effectively NOW. Most clients who choose this modality complete it within 4-6 sessions.

— Elizabeth Reed, Clinical Social Worker in Charlotte, NC