Brief Solution-Focused Therapy


Brief solution-focused therapy is based around the belief that significant change can happen in someone’s life in a short time period, even for long-standing issues.
The underlying idea of this style of therapy is that people come to therapy wanting to change their situation; however, what they have attempted to do to change the situation in the past has not worked.
The client is helped in a relatively brief period to discover solutions to problems, set goals to resolve problems and construct positive self-fulfilling realities.
This form of therapy is suitable for multiple concerns, ranging from parent-child relationship struggles, to mental health and addictions issues.
At Aspens & Oaks, we are excited to help you and your family move from a problem-saturated story to a future filled with solutions, possibilities and hope.



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