What is Solution-Focused Brief Therapy?

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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy is a short-term, goal-oriented therapeutic approach that focuses on the present and future. SFBT therapists believe that you already have the skills you need to achieve your goals, but you might need assistance identifying and applying them.

SFBT is suitable for a range of mental health concerns. If you are interested in achieving a goal, working on interpersonal skills, or identifying personal strengths, SFBT could benefit you.

Your therapist will ask you what your life would look like if the problem you bring to counseling didn’t exist. Your counselor will work with you to identify ways to make this imagined possibility a reality.

Therapists Who Specialize in Using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Emily Cassidy, LCPC

Chicago

Illinois

I meet clients where they are, and provide support and tools in a judgement-free manner. I enjoy helping my clients navigate through challenges that come up in their lives, and at the same time provide tools to help manage their mental health long-term. Using strategies based primarily on cognitive behavioral and mindfulness approaches, I provide a suggested framework to help my clients succeed...
My practice centers on enhancing mental wellness and overall quality of life for my patients. I specialize in the comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, always approaching each individual with dignity and compassion. With a focus on compassion, hope, and the eradication of stigma surrounding mental health, I am dedicated to providing p...
I work with clients who may be struggling with family conflict, partnership phase of life issues and individuals seeking to meet their goals through strength-based methods to build confidence, empower families and partners to move relationships to the next level. During our initial sessions, we will explore the presenting issues then collaborate to create a strength-base goals plan.
I have an extensive experience with mental health and has been a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. My treatment approach is rooted in best-personalized treatment plans such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. I’ve studied at the University of Massachusetts Global, where I obtained a Doctor of Nursing Practice/PMHNP.
I am a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who believes in each client’s uniqueness, and ensures a holistic treatment based on individual needs. I specialize in treating psychiatric disorders including, but not limited to, Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Bipolar, PTSD and ADHD in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. I am very passionate about contributing to the...
None of us becomes who we are in isolation. We'll work together in a safe and collaborative environment to set and follow the trajectory toward your own definition of success. I have experience with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, and trauma. A specialty of my practice is working with transgender and gender nonconforming individuals and their families.