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 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 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
 

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

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 have been practicing this technique since 2010 and continue to attend ongoing trainings regarding this approach to ensure my skills remain sharp and effective.

— Rachel Stapleton, Clinical Social Worker in Issaquah, WA

Solution Focused Coaching - A New Narrative Solution-focused is very goal-directed, it's a wonderful way to help you move forward. It is usually brief therapy, meaning 3-12 sessions, depending on your goals. In Solution Focused we are co-creating a new version of yourself via our conversation.

— Christina Spinler, Psychotherapist in Tulsa, OK
 

A basic tenant of SFBT is figuring out what works and doing more of it. It utilizes optimism, logic facts and actions to help us navigate through challenges. SFBT emphasizes that people already possess the resources they need to change; we just need to get back in contact with them.

— Damon Dodge, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO
 

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

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 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

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
 

Sometimes we don't need years of therapy. Sometimes we need help with working through a current issue that may be a sticking point. I have had training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy and it can be very effective for certain individuals.

— Jacalyn Wetzel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I work on short term problems with people, through 6-8 week sessions to get their life back on track. The goal is to work on whatever is impairing them in the moment and return them to their normal functioning.

— Stacia Narasky, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Orange, CA
 

My aim is not to keep you in therapy forever but to help you recognize, understand, and build solutions for what is getting in your way of having the kind of life you want.

— Jen King, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , CT

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