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 or SFBT focuses on finding solutions in the present time and exploring an individual's hope for the future to find quicker resolution to their problems. This method takes the approach that you know what you need to do to improve your own life and, with the appropriate counseling and questioning, you are capable of finding the best solutions for your future.

— Cheryl Perry, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC

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

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

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

I have utilized Solution Focused Brief therapy since the beginning of my career. I find that it can help you to identify solutions to problems that you find difficult to do yourself. This is a modality that is very structured to help clients stay on track and work diligently towards a certain goal. I have found clients enjoy this modality if they feel that they often have difficulty finding things to discuss in therapy or aren't sure what their thoughts and feelings are about a certain topic.

— Will Dempsey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boston, MA

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

Together, we will explore potential solutions to your problems. All potential solutions that I discuss with you will be evidenced based. This means that various scientific studies on the “solution” have taken place making it scientifically proven to work for most people. If whatever we come up with doesn’t work for you, we’ll discuss other potential evidence based solutions so that you have an array of coping skills you can use to deal with life’s stressors.

— Darryon Spencer, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

I will provide you will solutions, activities, and the skills, resources, and tools to help you get relief of debilitating symptoms now.

— Liz Dube, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA

You likely have many strengths, but you might not be feeling like they're being used to their fullest. I love helping clients put their strengths to work. Solution Focused Brief Therapy is great for clients who are looking to boost their motivation and solve the problems that are getting in their way. Change is possible and the process can start now!

— Lauren Borkowski, Counselor in Longmont, CO

One of my most consistent questions is "Given this issue in your life, what would you like to do?"

— T.Lee Shostack, Clinical Social Worker

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

Depending on the circumstances we don't always have to focus on the problem. It can be beneficial to shift attention away from just discussing what the specific problem is and work on resolutions for that specific problem instead.

— Alicia Richardson, Licensed Professional Counselor

Many client's benefit from short-term, solution focused therapy. I use a number of different techniques that have been effective for many client's dealing with anxiety, depression, and stress.

— Jason Thompson, Licensed Professional Counselor

In my work, I use a combination of strength-based Solution-Focused Therapy, which offers clients a clear and measurable goal and steps towards solutions. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is also used to reframe how one views a situation and therefore alters their behavior to improve that situation. In these processes, one uses their dormant tools, talents, and ideas.

— Alexa von Oertzen, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Coral Springs, FL

Solution focused therapy are techniques to find the exception to the rule. I lean on the strength Of you to identify how you’ve solved problems or struggles in the past. I call upon your resilience to better understand the ways you cope.

— Kieran Mcmonagle, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Bainbridge Island, WA