Focus on Solutions, Not Problems: How Solution-Focused Therapy Can Help You Achieve Your Goals
Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a rut? Like no matter what you do, you can’t seem to move forward? It’s easy to get caught up in the problems we face, but what if we shifted our focus to solutions instead? That’s the essence of Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT).
SFT is a short-term therapy approach that focuses on the future and finding solutions to the problems at hand. Instead of dwelling on the past or what’s not working, SFT encourages you to identify what is working and build on those strengths to create solutions. It’s all about empowering you to take control of your life and make the changes you desire.
One of the biggest benefits of SFT is its focus on your goals. Whether it’s a career change, relationship struggles, or mental health concerns, SFT can help you identify and achieve your desired outcomes. Rather than being stuck in a cycle of negative self-talk or feeling overwhelmed by problems, SFT helps you break down your goals into smaller, achievable steps. It’s all about creating a roadmap to success that works for you.
SFT can also be particularly helpful for those struggling with critical self-talk and negative beliefs toward themselves. By shifting the focus to solutions and strengths, SFT helps you reframe your mindset and develop a more positive, self-affirming outlook. This can have a ripple effect on all areas of your life, from relationships to career to mental health.
If you’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed by the problems in your life, consider giving SFT a try. It’s a practical, empowering approach that can help you achieve your goals and live the life you want.
Jenmarie Eadie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about empowering women to take control of their mental health by finding balance and inner peace in the midst of perfectionism and anxiety. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Arizona State with a concentration in Behavioral Health. Her proudest accomplishment is following her dream of opening up a practice focused on helping high-achieving, goal-oriented women. She currently serves women in California and Oregon (CA LCSW# 66634 and OR# L13328).