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Solution Focused Therapy
Are you looking for a way to address past trauma or other mental health issues? Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) is a collaborative and empowering form of therapy that could be just what you need.
Unlike some other forms of therapy, SFT focuses on the present and the future, rather than dwelling on past traumas or problems. By identifying your strengths and resources, your therapist will help you set achievable goals and develop strategies for achieving those goals. This approach can be particularly effective for individuals who have experienced past trauma, as it allows them to focus on positive changes they can make in their lives, rather than feeling overwhelmed by the negative impacts of their past experiences.
One of the key principles of SFT is the idea that small changes can lead to big results. By focusing on small steps that you can take towards your goals, SFT encourages a sense of progress and momentum that can help build confidence and motivation. Scaling questions are also used to break down large goals into smaller, more manageable steps, which helps you focus on your strengths and resources as you work towards your goals.
SFT is typically a short-term form of therapy, lasting between 6-12 sessions. This collaborative approach can lead to a greater sense of empowerment and control for the client, as they are actively involved in the process of finding solutions and making positive changes in their lives.
SFT can also be effective in treating a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. It's often used in conjunction with other forms of therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or trauma-focused therapy, to provide a comprehensive approach to healing.
If you're considering SFT as a means of addressing past trauma, it's important to find a licensed therapist who is trained and experienced in this specialized approach. Your therapist will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and goals. Together, you will identify your strengths and resources, set achievable goals, and develop strategies for achieving those goals.
In conclusion, Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) is a practical and empowering way to achieve positive change and address past trauma. By focusing on the present and the future, and helping you identify and build upon your strengths and resources, SFT can lead to a more positive and empowering outlook on life.
The author, Camilla Olsen, CMHC, is licensed to see clients in the State of Utah. If you are interested in starting therapy with her, please fill out the Request an Appointment form on her website.
You may also be interested to know, that she has published several books and workbooks. Click here to read more about them!
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About the Author
Cami is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, specializing in helping adult clients heal from past trauma. With experience in treating depression, anxiety, grief, and childhood trauma, Cami provides compassionate care using a variety of therapeutic approaches including EMDR, CBT, and Sand Tray Therapy.
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Camilla Olsen, CMHC has published a variety of mental health workbooks, coloring books, and sketchbooks. Click here to explore the collection.