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What is Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a short-term approach that focuses on a client’s present or future circumstances, rather than their past. Through the therapeutic process, the client and therapist collaborate on identifying realistic goals.. The therapist then works with the individual to build the tools, skills and abilities to achieve their vision for the future. Through SFBT, the therapist can help the client recognize their own resilience and identify their current strengths when it comes to problem-solving. Contact us today to book a 15-minute phone consultation at Bloor West Therapy.

When Solution Focused Brief Therapy is Used

SFBT can be helpful in a variety of situations, but it is typically not a good fit for severe mental health disorders or those looking to explore and process past experiences. Many times it supplements another style of therapy, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Solution Focused Brief Therapy at Bloor West Therapy

At Bloor West Therapy we often integrate SFBT with other approaches in order to facilitate problem-solving during times when clients are stuck to increase awareness and identify attainable solutions. If clients have limited time to commit to therapy, SFBT can be a great option to make significant changes in a short amount of time.

Frequently Asked Questions

The goal of solution-focused brief therapy is to determine realistic and immediate solutions to help the client improve their present life and create a better future.
Traditional therapy tends to focus on events in the past to understand the present feelings and situations. However, SFBT focuses on what can be done right now, which can improve a client’s outcomes in the future. SFBT uses specific questions and techniques that help clients think of problems in different ways and guide the client toward quick and realistic solutions.
For some individuals, solution-focused brief therapy is very effective. However, like all types of therapy, it depends on the specific person and their situation. At the same time, many evidence-based research studies show that SFBT improves psychological and behavioural outcomes.
"Trauma can shake you to the core and change the life you know or how you see the world. Sometimes it is not possible to go back to the way things were, we can only move forward. At Bloor West Therapy, we can help you rebuild your life and find your way forward."
Dr. Ragne Pajo
Registered Clinical Psychologist
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