Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an evidenced based type of treatment that was originally developed by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer. They spent years reviewing client sessions and developed an approach to therapy that incorporated the aspects of therapy sessions to consistently help clients see progress and reach their goals. The focus of the therapy sessions is on what is working in a client's life. The questions tend to be future-focused and session time is spent on desired outcomes, not on problems.
Basic Tenets of SFBT
If it's not broke, don't fix it.
If it's working, do more of it.
If it's not working, do something different.
Problems do not exist 100% of the time, there are always exceptions.
Change is inevitable and the future is created and negotiable.
The solution isn't necessarily related to the problem.
Small steps lead to big changes.
I incorporate these tenets in our therapy session as we walk the therapeutic road together. These therapy sessions are co-created with you, the client, and I will trust your inner wisdom and gently offer new ways of thinking.
Why Focus on Solutions? "You can't solve a problem with the same mind-set that got you into the problem in the first place." - Albert Einstein Why do people constantly choose to focus their time and attention on the things that take them further from becoming the best they can be? In our behavioral therapy sessions, I will help teach you tools and the skills that will be useful in changing your thinking. If you're tired of looking at the glass as half-empty, it's time you consider an alternative to problem-focused therapy.
What Does Brief Therapy Mean? Brief therapy does not necessarily mean a short, predetermined number of sessions. Brief is determined by the client. Sessions could last a few weeks, a few months, or a few years. SFBT tends to be more brief than other therapies only because clients typically report desired outcomes quickly. I tend to work more in the time frame of weeks and months rather than months and years.
The Benefits of SFBT Often clients come to me and say, "If only I knew why I do this, things would be better." My response is usually to have clients think about what would be different in their lives if they knew the answer to the question why. What would you be doing differently as a result of knowing the reason why? Sometimes, we may not ever know the reason why, but we do have control over our actions and behaviors regardless. Whether we find an answer or not, SFBT can help you live a life free of doubt or regrets. Fill out the form below to schedule a solution-focused therapy session in Denver.
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