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Some therapeutic approaches go deep to understand the root psychological sources of your problems, while others focus mainly on the solutions. Solution-focused therapy (SFT), sometimes called Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), focuses intently on finding solutions to your mental and emotional issues and problems to get you on track to achieving your goals in less time.

Solutions-Focused Therapy helps you develop problem solving skills by focusing on the impact of your present decisions on your future. SFT focuses less on why a problem exists or how it came about and more on what can be done to solve it.

If you have unresolved problems that are affecting your daily life, solution-focused therapy may be the answer. Whether you are located in downtown Santa Barbara, the suburbs of Santa Barbara, other nearby places such as Ventura, Lompoc, or anywhere else in California, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Solution-focused Counseling Benefits

The benefits of solution-focused therapy are numerous, but here are just a few:

  • Greater empowerment by becoming goal-oriented.
  • Control over healing and problem resolution.
  • Quicker resolution of your problems when compared to longer-term therapies.
  • Lower overall treatment costs in comparison with conventional treatments.

Solution-focused therapy is helpful for people suffering from a range of mental health concerns and disorders, as well as those who are going through tough situations or big life changes. You may find that it’s exactly what you need to move forward in life in a meaningful way.

If you’re curious if now is the time to start therapy, check out this advice by licensed therapist Ashley Hamm about the 5 signs that you might benefit from therapy.

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Being that solution-focused therapy is not as widely used as other therapy types, it can be difficult to find a qualified solution-focused therapist. Mental Health Match can help you get started by matching you with a local therapist or counselor in minutes! Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Maria Cabrera
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use a collaborative and strength-based approach to understand your story, your needs, your best vision for the future. You are the expert as we create solutions for stress, uncomfortable moods, unwanted habits, and, depression, trauma.


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Together, we will:

use a collaborative and strength-based approach to understand your story, your needs, your best vision for the future. You are the expert as we create solutions for stress, uncomfortable moods, unwanted habits, and, depression, trauma.

Something to know about my approach is:

to help clients add to their existing positive coping skills in order to decrease distress, fortify resilience, and uplift awareness of healthier ways of solving problems.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Swings
  • Restorative Justice
  • second generation
  • Stress
  • Trauma
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Ani Martikyan
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We will work together to find healthier approaches to life's challenges, process the impact of the past, and gain greater control over the present.


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We will work together to find healthier approaches to life's challenges, process the impact of the past, and gain greater control over the present.

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I am an EMDR-practitioner, ready to process earlier traumas and present-day fears. The goal is to live the life you desire by exploring new solutions to your questions and creating opportunities for healing, acceptance and change.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Codependency
  • Couples Therapy
  • Grief counseling
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma
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Elnaz Mayeh
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We will discover what has worked, not worked, and could work moving forward. We will work towards a life worth living, rather than existing. We will utilize your fundamental values to motivate your growth.


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We will discover what has worked, not worked, and could work moving forward. We will work towards a life worth living, rather than existing. We will utilize your fundamental values to motivate your growth.

Something to know about my approach is:

I am intentionally well-versed in variety of approaches to be able to meet my clients where they’re at. I utilize present and future oriented work with a sprinkle of past exploration. I provide talk therapy, EMDR, and Neurofeedback.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • LGBTQ+
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Relationship Distress
  • Sexual Issues
  • Substance Use
  • Transgender Issues
  • Trauma EMDR
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Elnaz Mayeh remote and phone therapy in California
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Desiree McLaughlin
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Take the next step not just to overcome ongoing barriers, but to dismantle them, so that you can have the right tools to take on future obstacles. Your trauma does not define you or set the boundaries of who you are, and can be.


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Take the next step not just to overcome ongoing barriers, but to dismantle them, so that you can have the right tools to take on future obstacles. Your trauma does not define you or set the boundaries of who you are, and can be.

Something to know about my approach is:

I use evidence-based modalities, and am trained in Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Practice. With these tools, I will work with you to ensure our approach is individualized and specific to how you learn and heal.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Depression Management
  • Distress tolerance
  • Family Conflict
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Intergenerational trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting Children with ADHD
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Conflict
  • School issues
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
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Desiree McLaughlin remote and phone therapy in California
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Emmily Weldon
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We will work together to explore what is holding you back and work to address those barriers in your life. You will thrive with a toolkit of strategies and tools to reframe negative thoughts, disperse anxiety, and how to advocate for yourself.


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Together, we will:

We will work together to explore what is holding you back and work to address those barriers in your life. You will thrive with a toolkit of strategies and tools to reframe negative thoughts, disperse anxiety, and how to advocate for yourself.

Something to know about my approach is:

Therapy will not only allow you a safe space to talk and process, but also offer education and tools to help regulate your anxiety and other stressors that feel like they are holding you back.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Boundaries
  • Codependency
  • High-functioning anxiety
  • Partners & Family of Addiction
  • Partners & family of mental health issues
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Shame
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Emmily Weldon remote and phone therapy in California, Florida, Iowa