Solution-focused Therapy (SFT): Focuses on short-term-outcomes. It drives to the heart of the matter rather than spending years dwelling on and analyzing the problem. While traditional long-term therapy and an in-depth exploration of the past may be appropriate in some situations, it’s generally not necessary in most. A solution-focused approach for my clients translates to an outcome that is effective, efficient and empowering, and generally within a more compressed time frame. Whether it’s a separation, divorce, parenting or co-parenting, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, or relationship issues, I’ll personalize a plan that guides you to the desired outcome.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): is a common type of talk therapy (psychotherapy). You work with a mental health counselor (psychotherapist or therapist) in a structured way, attending a limited number of sessions. CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.
CBT can be a very helpful tool ― either alone or in combination with other therapies ― in treating mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety. But not everyone who benefits from CBT has a mental health condition. CBT can be an effective tool to help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations.
Sometimes, an effective way to address a problem is by combining components of both Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused methodologies – each situation is different.