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 believe that we all have within us the answers to our own problems. Solution focused brief therapy helps the client to envision what there goals would look like if the problem was solved. It is less important to understand that origin of the problem. Rather it is more important to identify behaviors that interfere with getting what you want out of life. This helps the client create behaviors that foster change.

— Sherl Craft, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Pensacola, FL

Another staple in my tool box is SFB therapy. For clients wanting to build on what they already do well and utilize strategies to make effective and lasting changes, this is a particularly useful approach.

— Desiree Evans, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in ,

In London, she participated in an intensive Solution-Focused and Narrative Therapy training at the Brief Institute. In a situation where improvement is being sought, we have a conversation to generating positive change.

— Genniffer Williams, Licensed Professional Counselor in Euless, TX

I offer a problem-solving approach to help clients develop new perspectives and strategies for issues that may not require a long time in counseling to resolve. These are often life adjustments, quite common for many of us, that need some extra help to find doable solutions. We will identify short-term goals and assess progress throughout the counseling process.

— Amanda Chapman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Johnson City, TN

Depending on the circumstances we don't always have to focus on the problem necessarily. Shifting our attention from focusing on the specific problem to possible solutions to the problem can be more beneficial in certain cases.

— Alicia Richardson, Licensed Professional Counselor

Therapy is not forever. It is important to help people now (for the appropriate course of treatment needed). Asking questions to help with insight, helping to think about the future and any blocks we may have can be useful. Sometimes having a few new tools is enough to get you started and you may see more immediate changes.

— Monica Cagayat, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Bothell, WA

I offer therapy in addition to medication management

— Olajumoke Akinyele, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Atlanta, GA

Samantha utilizes Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) is a strength-based approach to psychotherapy based on solution-building rather than problem-solving. Unlike other forms of psychotherapy that focus on present problems and past causes, SFBT concentrates on how your current circumstances and future hopes. Samantha takes an "individual treatment approach", because she believes each individual client has the power to change their circumstances.

— Samantha Allison-Evans, M.A, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Forney, TX

I love helping people enhance their problem-solving skills & seek solutions! Stronger problem-solving skills lead to more effective strategies in overcoming stress & challenges. We explore options to resolve/ decrease the things we internalize as unpleasant. When we learn to “think outside the box”, We see life’s hardships as opportunities for growth. The impossible becomes possible! Any problem well-defined is half solved. I’m here to help you solve the other half & Krave Lyfe!

— Cassie Konnoly, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lacey, WA

Working from a strengths-based perspective, focusing on solutions rather than problems is a proactive way of pursuing the changes you want to see in your life, and making that change last. I will partner with you in Solution Focused Brief Therapy to promote your empowerment in navigating stuck points in your life, and support you in determining the most effective next steps for promoting your wellbeing.

— Kathryn Willis, Therapist in , WA

It is very important to work towards a solution so we have goals to focus on. It is important my clients continue to do work outside of therapy to help themselves.

— Kristin Jones, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wilmington, NC

In SFBT, we work backwards. Instead of focusing on how to "fix a problem", we focus on answering "what is the end goal?" and learning from our past success to tell us how to get there. We start by asking questions like, "what do you want your life to look like?", "what would need to be different between now and then?". You work with your therapist to create your own path forward, focused on where you want to go versus why it will be impossible for you to get there.

— Kimberly Valdez, Therapist in Houston, TX 77058, TX

Solution Focused Brief Therapy focuses on addressing what clients want to achieve without severely exploring the history and provenance of problem(s). Solution Focused therapy sessions typically focus on the present and future, focusing on the past only to the degree necessary for communicating empathy and accurate understanding of the client's concerns. (Wikipedia)

— Jessica VerBout, Marriage & Family Therapist in Minnetonka, MN

I had a training seminar on this type of therapy, and I believe it is the easiest way to help reinforce clients that they are the experts of their own problems, and have within themselves the power to find solutions.

— Charleen Gonzalez, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Miami, FL

Sometimes you need to attend therapy just to address a single and specific issue. I am well-versed in Solution Focused Brief Therapy to help you get back on your feet quickly.

— Sara Busick, Licensed Master of Social Work in Meridian, ID

Want to talk about problems or solutions? Problem talk can result in just and only that, more talk about problems. How about talking about what you would like in the relationship? What is your ideal preferred future? Going through life or career transitions? Let's discuss SOLUTIONS in a safe, comfortable environment where you can be heard. I AM A SOLUTION-FOCSUED TALK THERAPIST and nobody works the way I do with relationships and individuals.

— Larry Baumgartner, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Burnsville, MN

For those who want a more "traditional" therapy approach. I use SFT as a simple, effective way of finding what works and sticking to it. This approach was a central part of my graduate training.

— Micah Brown, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Indianapolis, IN