Solution Focused Therapy

WHAT IS SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY?

Whereas traditional therapy practices focus on past traumas and experiences, Solution Focused Therapy (SFT) is goal directed and centers around exploring your current hopes for the future. Also known as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, this method takes root in the idea that you know what is best for yourself. With the right coaching, you can create solutions to your problems and plan for a better future.

HISTORY OF SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY

SFT was developed in the late 1970s by Steve de Shazer, Insoo Kim Berg, and their colleagues. These practitioners studied the amount of time, money, and resources that were invested in traditional therapy methods and realized that for a lot of clients these methods were inefficient. Because the focus of these methods is past traumas, often the original problems that caused clients to seek therapy continued. This team created SFT in order to alleviate the amount of time people spend in therapy while creating realistic and lasting solutions.

SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY SESSIONS

As the name suggests, Solution Focused Therapy is very goal oriented. In SFT, counselors ask specific types of questions to help clients recognize their own virtues and strengths. During therapy, clients learn to recognize their strengths and apply that towards finding solutions and making positive changes as quickly as possible. Three types of questions that Solution Focused Therapists ask are:

  • Coping Questions – These questions aim to demonstrate to clients their own strengths when it comes to resiliency. Through coping questions, clients come to realize the ways in which clients are already capable of overcoming challenges in their own lives.
  • Miracle Questions – A Solution Focused practitioner might use these questions to help a client explain how their lives would look without the current problem they are facing. Through these questions, individuals identify small steps they can take towards solutions.
  • Scaling Questions – These kinds of questions are used so that a practitioner can better understand how hopeful, motivated, and confident an individual is. Scaling questions are used when clients have trouble verbalizing or may not understand the challenges they are currently facing.

BENEFITS OF SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY

Solution Focused Therapy is used in conjunction with other types of therapies and has been widely successful in individual therapy, as well as family therapy and couples counseling. SFT also has a proven positive effect with young individuals who are experiencing behavioral or school-related concerns.

A benefit of Solution Focused Therapy is that it is entirely focused on providing you with the tools to fix your problems efficiently and to give you the best return on your investment. This method is a really great option for clients focused on the present or future.

POSSIBLE DRAWBACKS OF SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY

Due to the quick and solution-oriented nature of this method, SFT may not be the best option for clients who are experiencing severe mental health concerns or clients who need to overcome past traumas. Clients wishing to explore the underlying causes to maladaptive behaviors may find therapy options that address those concerns more helpful.

SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPISTS AT GIBSON COUNSELING

Danielle Linders, NCC, LPC, LCDC

Danielle Linders, NCC, LPC, LCDC

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Location: North Round Rock

Insurances Accepted: Aetna/Aetna EAP, Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, Triwest, United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: NO

Expertise: Adults and Couples

  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • Life adjustment
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma
Paulina Pina, LPC

Paulina Pina, LPC

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Location: North Round Rock

Insurances Accepted: Aetna/Aetna EAP, Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield,  Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, Triwest, United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: NO

Expertise:Kids (8 yrs and older), Adults and Couples

  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Child and adolescent counseling
  • Depression
  • EMDR
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life adjustment
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma
Mario J. Gonzalez, LPC

Mario J. Gonzalez, LPC

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Location: South Round Rock

Insurances Accepted: Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers).  Please check with your insurance company to determine if video therapy or "teletherapy" is covered. Many insurances offer teletherapy at the same cost as a traditional office visit.

Accepting New Clients: NO

Expertise: Adults and couples

  • Addiction
  • ADULTS ONLY-ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life adjustment
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma
Dayle Malen, LCSW, M.Ed.

Dayle Malen, LCSW, M.Ed.

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Location: South Round Rock

Insurances Accepted: Aetna/Aetna EAP, Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care(Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: NO-ADULTS ONLY (Does not accept clients with addiction, eating disorders or substance abuse)

Expertise: Adults and couples

  • ADULTS ONLY-ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Depression
  • EFT
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life adjustment
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma
Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

Sheryl Stiffler, LMFT

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Location: Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna/Aetna EAP, BCBS, Beacon, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: NO

Expertise: Kids (6 yr and up), Adults and Couples

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Child and adolescent counseling (ages 6 years or older)
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression
  • Life adjustment
  • LGBTQIA
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Trauma
Sally Guerra, LPC

Sally Guerra, LPC

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Location: Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted: Aetna/Aetna EAP, Beacon Options/Beacon EAP, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare,  United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: YES

Expertise: Kids (5yr and up), Adults and Couples

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Child and adolescent counseling (5 years and older)
  • Depression
  • Geriatric/Elderly concerns
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life adjustment
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma
Andrew Lipinski, LPC

Andrew Lipinski, LPC

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Location: Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted: Aetna/Aetna EAP, Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, Tricare, Triwest, United Health Care(Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: YES

Expertise:Kids (5 yr and up) and Adults (no couples)

  • ADHD
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Child and adolescent counseling
  • Depression
  • Geriatric/Elderly concerns
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life adjustment
  • Mindfulness
  • Schizophrenia
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma
Whitney Woodby, LPC

Whitney Woodby, LPC

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Location: North Round Rock

Insurances Accepted: Aetna/Aetna EAP, Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Multiplan/PHCS,  Sendero, Tricare, United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: NO

Expertise: Kids (13 yrs and older), Adults and Couples

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Child and adolescent counseling
  • Christian Counseling
  • Depression
  • Life adjustment
  • LGBTQIA
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Trauma
Alyssandra Livingston-Shelburne, LPC, RPT

Alyssandra Livingston-Shelburne, LPC, RPT

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Location: South Round Rock

Insurances Accepted:  Aetna/Aetna EAP, Beacon Options, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Tricare, Multiplan/PHCS, Sendero, United Health Care(Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: NO

Expertise: Kids (5 yrs and older) and Individual adults (no couples)

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Child and adolescent counseling (5 years and older)
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA
  • Life adjustment
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Trauma
Christina Glaze, LCSW

Christina Glaze, LCSW

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Location: Cedar Park

Insurances Accepted:  BCBS,  Beacon Options, Multiplan/PHCS, Humana, Sendero, United Health Care (Optum/Optum EAP, UMR, Oscar, Allsavers)

Accepting New Clients: NO

Expertise: Kids (10 yr and up), Adults and Couples

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Child and adolescent counseling (ages 10 years or older)
  • Self Esteem
  • Depression
  • Life adjustment
  • LGBTQIA
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Trauma
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