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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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 Auroa, CO

I believe that basing therapy on your personal experience is the most empowering and effective approach to create lasting change. I will recognize and highlight your innate strengths and help you build skills and tools that work best for you. Focusing on practical needs real results is always a priority in my practice.

— Heather Romero, Counselor in Atlanta, GA
 

As the name suggests, we will focus on solutions to your problems instead of your problems. We will access your strengths and use them to bring transformation to your life.

— Sarah (Chen) Zhang Park, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Therapy does not always have to be a long process. There are certain times and events in our life that require a more focused and direct level of support and guidance. By focusing more on solutions and problem-solving, quicker change can be gained.

— Natalie Bernstein, Clinical Psychologist in Pittsburgh, PA
 

I've worked in substance use disorder treatment for over a decade. This was a method I often used as often it was a brief stay.

— Denae Arnold, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wheatridge, CO

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) differs from other types of therapy approaches because it empowers individuals to focus on their own strengths rather than on their weaknesses. SFBT uses the individual's strengths to overcome a problem or make constructive changes. The therapist is not considered an expert; rather the client assumes the role of the expert about his/her own problem. The scope of SFBT therapist is to assist the clients in making small, realistic, and achievable goals as soon as possible and helping them find the best ways to reach their goals.

— Filippo M. Forni, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

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 am committed to helping clients improve their well being and gain self knowledge and awareness in order to create meaningful, joyful, lives. Each person's therapy is individualized collaborative and strength based.

— Gwen Lotery, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA
 

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. My patients have found SFBT incredibly effective, and I was lucky enough to train with a leading SFBT expert in the field.

— Saira Malhotra, Therapist in Denver, CO

I have utilized Solution Focused Brief Therapy for several years as a therapist. I believe it is important for individuals to experience growth and relief in a short period of time. With this approach, clients often feel like they actually know how and what to do differently, and have loved being able to have a sense of direction and clarity with this form of therapy.

— Kala Anders, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
 

Daria Mann, M. MFT, M. Ed, CCHT has the experience, education, and skills to help clients let go and release old thoughts and behaviors to address anxiety, depression, use of substances, or conflicts in relationships. Therapy will be focused on solutions and building of skills to promote faster, more effective results.

— Daria Mann, Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO

A common complaint about therapy is it's 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
 

SFBT uses specific strategies to help you make the change you want, on your terms (not the therapist). I received specific training in these strategies.

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

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 have extensively studied and used Solution Focused Brief Therapy since 2006. I wrote my graduate dissertation on it. I firmly believe we have the internal skills and resources to truly thrive, we just need some help figuring them out.

— Sarah Bonilla, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Redlands, CA

I aim to help people experiencing difficulty find tools they can use immediately to manage symptoms and cope with challenges.

— Chrishina Scott, Licensed Professional Counselor in Sandy Springs, GA
 

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

Solution Focused is another favorite of mine. Working on manageable, measurable goals that support you feeling successful and reminding you of strengths you already have is my jam.

— Annie Buxbaum, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Rosa, CA