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.

Meet the specialists

Several events may lead to individuals developing PTSD. However it should be emphasized that these events are not unique to the clients, but, the coping responses and attitudes are the uniqueness of every client. This is the foundation on which Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is based. It involves recognizing the uniqueness of clients’ strengths and focusing on these to navigate through reachable goals to the traumatic present.

— Howard Chusid, Mental Health Counselor in Hallandale, FL
 

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 Greenwood Village, CO

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
 

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 Greenwood Village, 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 had the privilege of training with a leading SFBT expert in the field, and my patients have found it incredibly effective.

— Saira Malhotra, Therapist in Greenwood Village, CO
 

What is the problem? How is it a problem? What have you been trying to do to solve it? Imagine if the problem was already solved, what is the first thing that you would notice? These questions form the basis of the solution-focused brief therapy model. The art is in how the questions are asked. Instead feeling like an interview, I ask them in the form of a conversation. It is through this conversation that I will pull on your inner resources for change.

— Derrick Hoard, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , WA

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 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 Greenwood Village, CO

The "brief" in SFBT simply means that any session could be our last, and that's true. People move, get busy, start new jobs with new schedules, and change insurances every day. So I want to make sure that you get something real and practical out of every single session, and that it helps change your life a little bit between now and our next session.

— Laura Brassie, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO
 

I work from the belief that you already have the strengths necessary to navigate your challenges. SFBT helps to identify those strengths, skill build and apply them. I have been practicing from this framework for several years love to see my clients become fully empowered!

— Carmen Bolivar, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , FL

In SFBT we focus on the here and now, it is not necessary to psycho-analyze your entire life in order to initiate positive change.

— Erin Hendrickson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ballwin, MO
 

In a society that values immediate gratification, SFBT fits the mold. Small consistent efforts over a long period of time result in long-standing change. It's in these small consistent efforts we find 'solutions' to current issues or problems that help us feel connected to a more authentic life.

— Christopher Roque, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in brooklyn, NY

I believe in getting towards goals. Wanting to achieve things in your life that you feel you're not capable of achieving. Just taking tiny baby steps can make a huge difference.

— Briana Mills, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
 

I've used SFBT to support my county clients for 3 years, and have been supervised while using this approach.

— Mariana Brunnett-Lazarte, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

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 Witman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado Springs, CO
 

Extensive practice and use of solution focused therapy to assist individual in identifying unique goals and strategies to challenge their symptoms associated with: trauma, anxiety, and depression.

— Kyle Lewis, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA