If you have a specific challenge in your life or problems you can’t overcome, solution-focused therapy could help. One Alkaline Life, LLC’s team of mental health professionals specializes in assisting people in working through their difficulties and reaching their goals using solution-focused therapy. Find out if it’s the right fit for you by calling the One Alkaline Life, LLC office in Waldorf, Maryland, or scheduling a telehealth appointment via the online booking form.
Solution-focused therapy focuses on your current situation and goals rather than analyzing your past experiences, as many forms of therapy do.
When you undergo solution-focused therapy, your therapist doesn’t usually address your problems. Instead, they help you develop your vision of a better life and discover the skills you need to achieve it.
The solution-focused therapy approach addresses the urgent problems people with mental health problems face every day. Traditional methods that focus on uncovering and processing the causes of your distress are invaluable in achieving long-term freedom from mental health disorders, but they can be time-consuming.
With solution-focused therapy, your therapist helps you find ways of quickly dealing with life’s hurdles. For some people, this is enough; for others, continuing with other forms of psychotherapy ensures lasting success.
Your One Alkaline Life, LLC therapist uses several techniques during a solution-focused therapy session. They typically ask specific questions; for example, they might get you to tell them how you manage certain tasks each day despite your challenges.
The aim is to show you that you have strength you weren’t aware of and how you can use your skills to manage difficult situations with less stress.
Another kind of questioning asks you to imagine life without your problems. These “miracle” questions help you see the difference change would make in your life and identify small, achievable steps along the road to positive change.
A different way of approaching this question is scaling, where your therapist asks you to score issues such as your current situation or the progress you make on a scale of 0-10. Some people find scaling questions easier to answer if they have trouble communicating their thoughts and experiences.
Solution-focused therapy can help with various problems, including behavioral and school-related issues, developmental disabilities, couples counseling, and family therapy. It’s likely to be most successful for people with specific life challenges or mild forms of conditions like anxiety.
Because the emphasis is on solutions rather than addressing underlying causes, solution-focused therapy alone is less likely to help people with more severe mental health disorders.
Call One Alkaline Life, LLC, or book an appointment online today to find out more about solution-focused therapy and see how it could help you.