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Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) is an evidence-based, future-focused, and goal-directed therapeutic approach. It focuses on helping us build solutions to present situations, rather than placing focus on past problems. SFT is a hopeful, positive channel for formulating, motivating, achieving, and sustaining our desired behavioural changes.

Through SFT, we create a clear vision of what our lives would be like if our current situation were to improve. Then we identify and explore times in our lives where we have coped well or have addressed our challenges successfully. Often, we come to find these “exceptions” through an interview-style process. Knowing that we have the skills and strengths needed to successfully cope with challenges helps to collaboratively create goals that accurately reflect our best hopes. SFT helps us to develop solutions to our problems.

By working with an Edmonton-based SFT therapist, you will collaboratively develop a plan for your future and then determine what skills, resources, and abilities you may need to successfully meet your goals.

What can SFT help with?

Solution-Focused Therapy can be helpful for individuals, couples, and families who struggle with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Self-esteem
  • Personal stress and work-related stress
  • Addictions
  • Relationship problems
  • Child behavioural problems

Why do our clients love SFT?

  • Short-term

  • Focuses on solving problems and creating a plan of action

  • Easily combined with other therapeutic approaches

  • Can improve motivation, mood, and energy

  • Can remind us that we are resilient and skillful

  • Highlights what we are already doing well

  • Practical and clearly outlined therapeutic goals

How quickly does SFT work?

SFT can yield results in as little as one session. On average, most people will see improvement in 3-7 sessions.

Therapists who specialize in SFT:

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Andrea Vera

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Danielle Charron

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