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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Working with client on coming up with solutions.

— Kemi Alemoh, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Dimas, 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

We developed an intensive four weeks long individual 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

Solution focused brief therapy is a goal-directed, future-oriented, collaborative therapeutic approach to help clients focus on solutions rather than the problems. I specialize in solution focused brief therapy to incorporate my client's strengths into the therapeutic process and empower them to make tangible, positive changes in their lives.

— Angela Pham, Occupational Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Solution-focused therapy uses targeted strategies to help you reach your goals (not the therapists) by identifying and utilizing your own ideas and abilities. I have advanced training with these strategies.

— Christina Cunningham, Mental Health Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO

Just as this sounds, we are working together to come to a solution that address your need.

— Heidi De Leon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, 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

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

With Solution-Focused Therapy, my clients and I work collaboratively to develop solutions to their problems and goals that they will like to achieve in the future. My clients appreciate the directness and focus in creating tangible solutions to their problems.

— Dayae Kim, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I believe in utilizing solution-focused techniques to guide you in identifying ways to move forward through life’s challenges. Amongst other techniques, it is helpful to identify what is happening in the present and what solutions may help you move forward in a healthy and productive way.

— Elena Lucanie, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hoboken, NJ

I utilize Solution Focused Therapy which, at its core, means you, the client, are the expert of your life and deep down, know exactly what you need in order to reach your most authentic self. It is an approach designed to help you, the client to uncover strengths and abilities that have been there all this time. Equipping you with the ability to focus on what can change instead of what can't be changed, in order to live the life you desire.

— Diana James, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in San Antonio, TX

Therapy doesn't have to last forever. Sometimes you need a get in/get out approach. I have a few sayings that my clients love, but that I won't share here. My potty mouth knows no bounds. But trust when I say that sometimes simple is better.

— Chandra Niklewski, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in HAGERSTOWN, MD

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short-term goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach, which incorporates positive psychology principles and practices, and which helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than focusing on problems.

— Natalie Worobel, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

A common complaint about therapy is its seemingly never ending emphasis on all that we are doing wrong. Enter Solution Focused Brief Therapy: an approach that focuses on all that you are doing right. SFBT helps patients identify and strengthen effective ways they are already coping, instead of trying to "fix" what is "wrong" about their lives. I have found this treatment orientation incredibly effective in my practice, and was lucky enough to train with a leading SFBT expert in the field.

— Saira Malhotra, Therapist in Denver, CO

Therapy is often for a reason, season, or lifetime. If you fall within the reason or season, SFBT might be for you. By developing clear goals and the tools necessary to achieve them you will tackle challenges and move into achievement.

— Parker Preston, Mental Health Counselor in Newport, OR

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