SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY
I am a solutions-based therapist, meaning I spend a lot less time focusing on clients’ problems, and a lot more time resolving them. My goal is to help you envision a better future and then provide you with the tools to get there.
This kind of therapy espouses 7 basic tenets. I’ve broken them down for you here:
- If it’s not broken, don’t fix it. I am not looking to make additional problems for you or tear down the great things you’ve built. Tell me what you want to change, and we’ll work together to make that happen.
- If it works, do more of it. No doubt, you’ve already tried to make some life changes to solve your problem. I applaud that. I will help you see how effective those changes have been…and if they’re already working, I’ll help you improve or maintain them.
- If it’s not working, do something different. Sometimes a solution sounds good, and it’s comfortable, but it may not be the most effective strategy. If that is the case, I’ll help you shift gears to try something different.
- Small steps lead to big changes. Starting therapy can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Every step in the right direction has a ripple effect that will bring you more and more positivity until the problem no longer exists.
- The solution is not necessarily related to the problem. I will not spend hours delving into your past and exploring what brought you to my practice. Instead, we will envision a future without the problem and work toward that.
- We will use appropriate language. Describe a problem, and what happens? The language is negative and focused on the past. By focusing on the solution, we immediately begin to put things in a much more positive light, dictating positive thoughts and actions.
- Problems don’t define you. Every single person has things he or she has to work out. I will help you focus on the positive in you and in your past to give you hope and a better future.
You’re not stuck in a pattern. All you need are the tools to make improvements. I’m here for you.