A Transformative Approach to Mental Health What is Solution-Focused Therapy

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is humanistic and strength-based approach to psychotherapy. The focus is on solutions to problems using the resources and strengths someone already has. It is future-directed and motivating.

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A Brief Overview of Solution-Focused Therapy A Focus on Solutions and Creating Hope

Solution-Focused Therapy is an evidence-based therapeutic approach that uses positive psychology principles and focuses on solutions to problems by discovering the resources and strengths a person already has to help propel them forward into their desired future. In Solution-Focused Therapy, clients are invited to identify their strengths and future hopes that will lead to getting unstuck from unhelpful behaviors that keeps the person from achieving their life goals.

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

— Jimmy Dean

What Do You Want to Achieve? The Goals of Therapy

  • Invites clients to identify strengths and needs while focusing on possibilities and solutions

  • To offer transformative moments where client is encouraged to identify their own problem-solving skills

  • The client and therapist find solutions and create meaning together

  • Focus on encouraging useful behaviors to help with present and future obstacles

  • Consistent collaboration between therapist and client to identify steps that can be taken today to improve the client's future

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    I came to Susan when I was in crisis. Over the course of our sessions my problems didn’t just go away, but through her guidance and professional observation I have come to approach my life, relationships, and difficulties from a better perspective which has helped me tremendously.

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A Proven & Trusted Therapy Strengths of Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Solution-Focused Brief therapy is backed by over 40 years of empirical research and evidence-based methods

  • With Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, treatment can be quicker than other forms of therapy

  • Solution-focused Brief Therapy can be more affordable for clients because it is a quicker form of therapy making it more accessible

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy can stimulate critical thinking and ownership of your life journey

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is highly effective with a range of individual circumstances including depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, self-esteem, and making difficult decisions

  • You’re in control: solution-focused brief therapy places you front and center in your life, helping you to identify the innate and personal strengths, skills, resources, and values you already hold that can help you to progress towards the future you envision for your life.