Solution-focused therapy, also called solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), is a type of therapy that focuses on solutions rather than analysing the problem in great detail.
Solution-focused brief therapy doesn’t require a deep dive into your childhood and the ways in which your past has influenced your present. Instead, it will root your sessions firmly in the present identifying your positive qualities, strengths, resources, and general competencies to solve your own problems. It will bring a spotlight to what you can do rather than what you can’t, pinpoint behaviours that are helpful and effective, find new ways to facilitate problem-solving through these behaviours and develop action plans. SFBT has been successfully applied in individual, couples, and family therapy but is not generally recommended for the more extreme mental health issues.