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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Solution Focused Therapy is an evidence-based, goal-oriented therapy approach that focuses on now and the future, capitalizing on your existing strengths and resiliencies to build a more effective life and future.

— Bill Thibodeau, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Omaha, NE

Solution Focused Brief Therapy is a commonly used treatment to help clients create coping strategies to effectively managing stress that can cause or worsen more serious mental health issues. It is a collaborative, strength-based, goal-directed, present and future-oriented, and inclusive approach. In SFBT, you identify your goals for therapy, focus on exceptions and coping strategies/solutions to the problem, and move forward one step at a time on your path to achieving them.

— Mona Stribling, Psychologist in , FL

We developed an intensive four weeks long therapeutic program for FTs and HCWs to help manage wellness, rebuild resilience, and take back control by learning to identify and manage triggers in a constructive manner.

— Nataly Kuznetsov, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in NAPA, CA

I'm a big believer in Solution-Focused Therapy. It’s all about focusing on your strengths and building on them. Instead of getting tangled up in the problem, we explore your desired future and work towards creating it. This approach places you, the client, as the expert of your own life. I'm here to help illuminate the path, encouraging you to harness your own resources to devise effective solutions. Let’s start finding those small steps that lead to big changes together.

— Kendyl Davis, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Nashville, TN

I use a Solution Focused and Strength-Based Approach that is real world and practical. Exploring your history, past and present traumatic events and even how you were parented and what your childhood was like (Attachment-Based Therapy) is the key to healthy relationships.

— Karuna Thind, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Irvine, CA

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 Carreon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado Springs, CO

I provide brief solution-focused therapy with almost all medication management appointments. We will review current stressors, learn coping skills, reflect on your current self, and create goals to move your life forward in the direction you want.

— Chaney Reel Davis, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in PORTLAND, OR

I don't beat around the bush with clients, and some sessions may be more difficult than others. Using empathetic confrontation, I will help you navigate through unhelpful thoughts and ultimately find a solution that works for you. We will develop a collaborative treatment plan, which we will review every 3 months to ensure we're on track.

— Emerald Aueyong, Sex Therapist in Culver City, CA

Having a hard time deciding if it's time to move mom into memory care? Let alone which one? I have so many resources, checklists, information, and strategies to help you. Stuck on trying to decide if you want resuscitation and need to complete your advanced directive before an upcoming surgery? Let's talk about the pros and cons. Therapy doesn't have to go on and on and on. Sometimes we can together identify exactly what you need and do that. You are always welcome to come back as needed.

— Tamara Statz, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Saint Paul, MN

Creating a setting of measurable changeable goals can help establish future-forward thinking from the present. Issues need to be present and dealt with as a marathon, not a sprint that can cause us to loose focus on what we really want.

— Heath Tolleson, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in New Braunfels, TX

Not all therapy needs to be long term. I can work with you to identify and accomplish short term achievable goals that will result in positive life change.

— Lorrie OBrien, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Enfield, CT

I believe that Solution Focused Brief Therapy helps clients rely on their strengths on how to move forward, and strays away from highlighting their past and what they are not able to achieve. This approach emphasizes that clients are experts of their own lives and that they do have what it takes to make the changes they desire.

— Margaret Shouse, Licensed Professional Counselor in Northbrook, IL

Solution Focused Brief Therapy is an approach I use that helps clients focus on their strengths and resources to move towards their goals . I want my clients to know that they are the expert of their own lives, and that they do already have what it takes to implement change. I collaborate with clients to brainstorm realistic reachable goals they can make in order to get them to where they want to be. I help my clients focus on the present and future in order to help them achieve their goals.

— Margaret Shouse, Licensed Professional Counselor in Northbrook, IL

This is future focused, goal directed and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brings a client to therapy.

— Heather Penry, Licensed Professional Counselor in Rhome, TX

Don't want to be i therapy forver? That's great-- we will try to get to the heart of the problem and work towards solutions.

— Benjamin Schafler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, NY