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 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

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
 

If you would like to focus on solutions in an efficient, goal oriented manner, we can accomplish this with solution focused brief therapy.

— Erin Ratchford, Clinical Social Worker in Sioux Falls, SD

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.

— Kayla Tiller, Licensed Master of Social Work in Houston, TX 77058, TX
 

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

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
 

This approach focuses on solutions that point out what is working and possible areas where things could be done differently to help. With this approach, we do not concentrate or spend sessions discussing what brought you in, but rather what life will be like for you once therapy has worked for you.

— Katherine Traxler-LaFrance, Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Humble, TX

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
 

My focus is on finding solutions that make you feel better. Suppose you're going through a breakup, separation, or divorce. In that case, I can help you focus on your strengths and find practical solutions to your challenges. Together, we can identify achievable goals and work towards making meaningful changes that will empower you to navigate this difficult time. Working together, we can foster resilience and promote a positive trajectory towards a brighter future.

— Vanessa Lech, Clinical Social Worker in Buies Creek, NC

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
 

Places the focus of treatment on present & future circumstances and goals. Aims to identify tools for more immediate improvement in handling emotions & coping with obstacles. Problem solving perspective and techniques are utilized when applicable.

— Lynette Cisneros, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Raleigh, NC

As a skilled practitioner in Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), I excel at helping individuals identify and amplify their strengths, swiftly moving toward positive outcomes. With a focused and efficient approach, I guide clients in creating actionable solutions and achieving meaningful change.

— Natika Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Katy, TX
 

My approach focuses on client strengths as I assist clients with utilizing these strengths to overcome problems. I was trained in systems theory and utilized SFBT in my residencies and throughout my career. I also received extensive training in this model while obtaining the Master's degree in marriage and family therapy.

— Kahla Hill, Licensed Professional Counselor in Vestavia Hills, AL

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
 

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), also called Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) was developed by Steve de Shazer (1940-2005), and Insoo Kim Berg (1934-2007) in collaboration with their colleagues at the Milwaukee Brief Family Therapy Center beginning in the late 1970s. As the name suggests, SFBT is future-focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek therapy.

— Laura McMaster, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Atlanta, GA