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Solution-Focused Therapy (SFBT)


Build a foundation for lasting recovery from addiction

a photo of a man's hands and a therapist hand's writing down notes during the man's solution focused therapy programSolution-focused therapy is a type of talking therapy that helps people to change their lives by focusing on solutions rather than problems. The therapist will work with the patient to set goals and devise a plan to achieve these. The aim is to help the patient find solutions to their problems, rather than the therapist telling them what to do.

Solution-focused therapy is future-focused and goal-directed. It’s a great way to tackle chronic and severe cases of substance use disorder patients that are difficult to motivate and prone to high relapse rates. It can aid patients in recovery by helping them to build a support network, identify goals and stay motivated. Contact Evoke Waltham at 866.276.1920 for more information on our addiction therapy programs and the benefits that solution-focused therapy can have on your healing.

What Is a Solution-Focused Therapy Program?

At Evoke Waltham, we believe that change is possible. Our solution-focused therapy program focuses on short-term goals and evidence-based approaches to help our patients construct solutions rather than dwelling on problems. In the most basic sense, solution-focused therapy is a hope-friendly, positive emotion eliciting, future-oriented vehicle for formulating, motivating, achieving, and sustaining desired behavioral change.

Our solution-focused therapy program for treating addiction is based on the following assumptions:

  • Emphasis should be on what is changeable and possible
  • Patients must genuinely want to change for the better
  • Patients are the experts in therapy and must develop their own goals
  • Patients already have the resources and strengths to solve their problems
  • Therapy is short-term and does not last forever
  • The focus must be on the future—a patient’s history is not a vital part of this type of therapy
  • All things are interconnected
  • Change is a constant thing and is inevitable

Can a Solution-Focused Therapy Program Be Combined with Other Treatments?

Solution-focused behavioral therapy can be done as a therapeutic intervention or combined with other therapy styles and treatments. It treats people of all ages and various issues, including child behavioral problems, family dysfunction, domestic or child abuse, addiction, and relationship problems. Though it is not a cure for psychiatric disorders such as depression or schizophrenia, solution-focused therapy may help to improve the quality of life for those who suffer from these conditions.

Solution-focused therapy has been used successfully in individual therapy, families, and couples. It was created with the primary intention of helping those in therapy to find solutions to challenges. The therapy approach has expanded to address issues in other areas of life, such as schools and workplaces. Individuals from different cultures, backgrounds, and age groups have all experienced the benefits of this type of therapy.

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A Solution-Focused Therapy Program and Addiction Treatment

Solution-focused therapy can treat many issues. It is most often used to address challenges for a person that is further in their treatment program where progress has occurred. This is still a treatment program in its infancy, and there is still research to be done. Everyone is different and reacts to treatment in different ways.

One major criticism of the quality of the program is that its quick, goal-oriented nature may not allow therapists the necessary time to empathize with what people in treatment are experiencing. As such, those in therapy may feel misunderstood if the therapist is not meeting them on their emotional level. Again, this is just one option in our many addiction therapy programs. It is best to see which best suits the patient and the patient’s situation.

A Solution-Focused Therapy Program Evoke Waltham Can Help You

At On-Call Treatment, we offer our solution-focused therapy program as one of our addiction therapy programs. Our unique program helps you to understand and develop the skills needed to cope with life stressors and triggers. The solution-focused approach allows patients to see their progress, even small, to begin to feel more accomplished and hopeful.

We want to help you find solutions that work for you. If this sounds like something you are interested in, please give us a call. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and help get you on the road to recovery. Please feel free to take advantage of our comprehensive recovery-related services in person, virtually, or over the phone. Contact us to learn more about our solution-focused therapy program at our Waltham, Massachusetts, facility and how it can help your recovery. Contact us at 866.276.1920.