Solution Based Therapy
Therapy doesn't have to take years to be effective. In our world today it is
difficult to avoid problems, but we can reduce them greatly by understanding the ways in which we actually create
and maintain stress and anxiety in our daily lives.
Solution-Based Brief Therapy is:
- A positive approach to creating the life we want to live by providing real
and practical tools and skills.
- Re-focusing, reducing stress, and re-connecting to your own power and
- About clearing (letting go and forgiving) the emotional burdens of the past
without analyzing them.
- About helping you to say "Yes!" to life and "I can…"
- About being able to achieve the things you want to achieve, doing what you
want to do, and feeling good about your life.
- Short term, often ten or less sessions depending on the nature and severity
of your issue.
- Present rather than past oriented.
- Forward focused and goal-oriented.
- Focused on creating a positive present and future.
- A belief that positive thinking and perception are extremely important in
- Helpful to the client by working out constructive solutions rather than
dwelling on problems
I believe that problems are best understood in relation to their solutions. It is
my job as a Solution Based therapist to help my clients recognize and build upon their own strengths and
capacity for change. Our minds contain the solutions to anything we perceive as problems and it is my job to help
my client to retrieve the information and use it to make their life better. I assist my clients to explore life
without the problem. I work in partnership with my client to achieve set goals to make changes that they want in
their lives. I believe that significant therapeutic change can occur quickly.
Solution-Based Therapy is a powerful and unique approach to working with clients
that are desperately in need of solutions to their life problems. Therapy is often brief, sometimes ten sessions or
fewer. The approach instills hope that change is possible in the most impossible looking situations. I believe my
clients have within them the resources and strengths to improve their lives and relationships in a desired
direction. My job is to help my client get unstuck and speed up the desired change process. I work collaboratively
with my client to define their desired goals and solve their problems proactively.
I help my client:
- Focus on solutions rather than problems.
- Focus on strengths and solutions.
- Develop clear goals for therapy.
- Reach their goals for change.
- Stay in the here and now.
- Stay focused on their stated goals.
- Find ways to get unstuck.
- Decrease their dependency on the therapist and increase their responsibility
Solution-Based Therapy can be used to help with a variety of issues and problems
including anxiety, depression, grief, as well as relationship and family differences.