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!