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686,000 people sought help with Thriveworks in the last year

Discover how starting therapy with a solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) can support your own journey toward a happier, more fulfilling life.

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I value honesty, inclusivity, and kindness. I believe the foundation of a successful therapeutic relationship requires empathy, unconditional positive... I value honesty, inclusivity, and kindness. I believe the foundation of a successful therapeutic relationship requires empathy, unconditional positive regard, validation, and authenticity. I will provide these qualities to you in a safe and collaborative environment. Read more

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As a counselor and practitioner of the arts, I understand the profound effect art can have on processing emotions and how it can take you on a journey... As a counselor and practitioner of the arts, I understand the profound effect art can have on processing emotions and how it can take you on a journey of self-exploration. Read more

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Starting Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)

What is solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT)?

Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) is a concentrated therapeutic approach that targets specific symptoms and concerns over a short time period. It uses the principles of self-development, investing in growth, and personal responsibility in order to quickly motivate and cultivate personal growth. Thriveworks’ solution-focused therapists in Blacksburg, VA work quickly to relieve the intense distress that a client is experiencing so that more holistic treatment can take place.

How does solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) work?

Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) works on self-development, growth, and responsibility to foster healing. It requires clients to assess their behaviors and patterns, find ones that are inhibiting them, and commit to changing them, relying on their willingness and desire to grow and change. SFBT techniques can include the use of goal setting, scaling questions, presupposing change, or the implementation of homework to help quicken the growth process.

How is solution-focused brief therapy different from CBT?

Solution-focused brief therapy is meant to work in a much shorter timeframe than Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Rather than a few short weeks, CBT can work over long periods and does not have a prescribed window of time. The goal of solution-focused brief therapy is to relieve stress and reach specific goals quickly so that other long-term adjustments can effectively be made, whereas CBT is often used to facilitate those long-term adjustments.

How much does solution-focused therapy cost?

At Thriveworks, we take most major forms of insurance, meaning many of our clients only pay a small $0-$50 co-pay. However, we have self-pay options, too. For those out-of-network, our therapy and psychiatry services are around $200, depending on the service and location.

Is solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) conducted in person or online?

At Thriveworks, solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) is conducted both in person and online by video. We encourage you to choose the option for solution-focused therapy that works best for you.

How many sessions for solution-focused brief therapy?

Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) usually lasts one to eight sessions and no more, as it is meant to take place in a short window of time. If clients feel they have not seen the benefits of solutions-focused brief therapy and their goals have not been reached, they can continue receiving psychotherapy services from Thriveworks Blacksburg therapists, even from the same provider. Their provider will likely expand their use of therapeutic approaches beyond solution-focused therapy as they continue to treat them.

Need more help deciding?

What Is SFBT?

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an approach to counseling that concentrates on finding solutions in the now while looking to the future for hope, usually resulting in a quicker resolution of your struggles. SFBT says that you know what you need to do to improve your own life and, with the appropriate coaching and questioning, such as what you’ll receive with your Thriveworks SFBT-trained therapist, you are capable of finding your own best solutions.

How Does SFBT Differ from Traditional Counseling?

This innovative counseling approach is evidence-based, straightforward, and result-driven; it that may be able to help you to become “unstuck” by drawing on your already existing resources and personal strengths. With simple interventions and principles, your SFBT-trained Thriveworks therapist offers you a whole new perspective of what therapy can do for you! You’ll learn simple, practical, innovative strategies that can transform your relationship with your perceived problem.

What Is an SFBT Session Like?

SFBT is heavy on goal-setting and one of the first things you’ll work on with your therapist in identifying and clarifying your goals. You’ll determine what you hope to get out of your therapy, and how your life would change if certain of your “problems” were resolved. You’ll be asked several specific questions; then you’ll be able to start identifying solutions and come up with a plan for change. Your Thriveworks SFBT-trained therapist will help you learn how to open your mind to creative thinking, to set goals, and to develop a clear plan that will lead to life-changing solutions.

SFBT starts from the presumption that you are motivated to find solutions. Your therapist may begin by discussing what you’re currently doing to initiate behavioral and lifestyle changes. You’ll learn to recognize your own strengths and how to draw upon them in your journey of change. You’ll be encouraged to focus on what you can do, rather than what you can’t, allowing you to find solutions and make positive changes more quickly.

Would SFBT Be Helpful or Appropriate for Me?

SFBT is appropriate for most people and concerns. It is particularly useful for anyone who is or has been in therapy. It is NOT appropriate for anyone with serious or severe mental health concerns.

If you engage in SFBT with your therapist here at Thriveworks Blacksburg, you may reach the “end” of your SFBT relationship, and either you or your therapist or both will feel that continued therapy will be beneficial to you. This is always a possibility, and can be addressed and discussed as needed.

If you’re interested in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our SFBT-trained clinicians here at Thriveworks Counseling in Blacksburg!

Pricing & insurance

Our therapists accept most major insurances. We accept 585+ insurance plans, and offer self-pay options, too.
Learn more about pricing for therapy and counseling services at Thriveworks.

Our Blacksburg therapists and counselors accept 31 insurance plans

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Connecticut | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia | BCBS

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Virginia Medicare Advantage

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield | Anthem (Blue Card)

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS HMO

  • CareFirst Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia | BCBS PPO

  • Carelon

  • Cigna | Evernorth

  • Cigna | Evernorth EAP

  • Cigna | Evernorth Medicare Advantage

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Self-pay costs at Blacksburg
Talk therapy

Talk therapy

Includes individual, couples, child/ teen, & family therapy

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Talk therapy

Psychiatry

Includes reducing symptoms with medication & management

First session

$1

Ongoing sessions

$1

Hear from our clients

4.7 Thriveworks Blacksburg reviews are collected through Thriveworks.com.
★★★★★
So nice, reassuring, helpful for what I needed. Explained everything very well. I feel I don’t have a bunch of questions I should have asked.
Read more So nice, reassuring, helpful for what I needed. Explained everything very well. I feel I don’t have a bunch of questions I should have asked.
Blacksburg May 2020
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★★★★★
Turns out our councilor in Blacksburg is working out great! This was a good idea. Highly recommend! Kudo's to Kelly.
Read more Turns out our councilor in Blacksburg is working out great! This was a good idea. Highly recommend! Kudo's to Kelly.
Blacksburg Jan 2020
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★★★★★
We have been providing the billing services to Thriveworks Blacksburgs for a good period of time now, we have had excellent professional relationship with all the staff there. They are true professional, always provide us the helping hand. And are very efficient is providing response to any query of questions. It is truly amazing working with them.
Read more We have been providing the billing services to Thriveworks Blacksburgs for a good period of time now, we have had excellent professional relationship with all the staff there. They are true professional, always provide us the helping hand. And are very efficient is providing response to any query of questions. It is truly amazing working with them.
Blacksburg Jun 2019
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★★★★★
When I arrived at the Blacksburg office for counseling I got a peaceful feeling. The paper work was not daunting and my counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.
Read more When I arrived at the Blacksburg office for counseling I got a peaceful feeling. The paper work was not daunting and my counselor greeted me in a friendly and professional manner.
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I appreciated the location of the Blacksburg office. It's a pleasant place, just off the highway and feels safe. While I waited I was met by pleasant staff and refreshments.
Read more I appreciated the location of the Blacksburg office. It's a pleasant place, just off the highway and feels safe. While I waited I was met by pleasant staff and refreshments.
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
The waiting room was so inviting and the counselor had recognized me that made me feel very comfortable. I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be "humanized."
Read more The waiting room was so inviting and the counselor had recognized me that made me feel very comfortable. I was tense from the unknown of therapy and it was so good to be "humanized."
Blacksburg Aug 2018
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★★★★★
I met the Thriveworks owner to inquire about the services offered. She was very helpful with her answers, she was very patient as she gave me her time and focus, and made me feel entirely at "home."
Read more I met the Thriveworks owner to inquire about the services offered. She was very helpful with her answers, she was very patient as she gave me her time and focus, and made me feel entirely at "home."
Blacksburg Apr 2018
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★★★★★
Close to downtown Blacksburg and easy to get a hold of. Just what is needed for this area.
Blacksburg Dec 2017
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Where to find us

Getting here

We share a building with several other businesses including Fresenius Kidney Care Montgomery County, the Islamic Center of Blacksburg, and Thermostats Service and Repair Company. Next door to us Robinson, Farmer, and Cox Associates, an account service. Nearby is also a Courtyard by Marriott hotel and Park Commercial Realty.

Phone number

(540) 361-6270

Languages spoken by VA providers

  • English
  • Spanish
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