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

For solution focused therapy, I believe my clients create their own ideal version of themselves and will work together to take the incremental steps to realize where you want to be in life. I ask pointed questions and allow my client to be the experts in their own care. I have been using solution focused therapy for over ten years and have learned to work with my clients to really facilitate change in briefer amounts of time.

— Katie Leikam, Clinical Social Worker in Decatur, 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

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, Counselor in East Hanover, NJ
 

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
 

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.

— Dr. Howard Chusid, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Hallandale, FL

You just want some direction for fix the problem in your life right now. I would like to be the person to help you find the problem in you life and brain storm solutions.

— Ronica Clark, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
 

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

You know what you need and what needs to be done to improve your current situation. Focus is on what you can do, not what you can't. Helping my clients to identify and clarify their goals along with tapping into their inner courage and strengths are key in my practice.

— Alisa Zachery, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

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

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
 

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

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 Oakland, CA
 

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) concentrates on finding solutions in the present time and exploring one’s hope for the future to find quicker resolution of one’s problems. This method takes the approach that you know what you need to do to improve your own life and, with the appropriate coaching and questioning, are capable of finding the best solutions.

— Mary Ellen Kundrat, Licensed 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
 

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