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Calgary Psychologist Clinic - Solution Focused Therapy

All of our Calgary Psychologist Clinic’s therapists are experienced in using Solution Focused Therapy to help clients achieve their therapeutic goals. Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) are therapeutic approaches that focus on finding solutions rather than dwelling on problems. SFT is a form of psychotherapy that aims to help individuals identify their strengths, resources, and goals to create positive change in their lives. It is based on the belief that individuals already possess the necessary skills and knowledge to overcome their challenges.

SFT emphasizes collaboration between the therapist and the client, with the therapist taking a non-directive and supportive role. The therapy sessions typically begin by identifying the client’s desired outcome or goal. The therapist then helps the client explore exceptions to their current problems or situations when things have gone well. By focusing on these exceptions, clients gain insight into their own abilities and resources.

SFT emphasizes small, incremental changes rather than grand transformations. It operates under the assumption that even small steps towards the desired outcome can create a positive ripple effect in other areas of a person’s life. The therapist assists the client in setting achievable goals and identifying practical steps to work towards them.

SFT also utilizes scaling techniques, where the client rates their current situation or progress on a scale. This helps to create awareness of progress and build motivation. The therapy sessions are typically brief, as SFT aims to help clients achieve their goals efficiently and effectively.

SFBT is a specific application of SFT that focuses on brief interventions. It aims to address immediate concerns and create change within a short period. SFBT is often used in situations where time is limited or the client wants to focus on a specific issue.

SFBT therapists adopt a direct and goal-oriented approach. They assist clients in defining their goals clearly and developing a detailed vision of their preferred future. The therapist helps clients explore past successes and strengths to identify strategies that can be applied to the current challenge. The emphasis is on finding practical solutions and taking action steps.

Both SFT and SFBT have been found effective in a wide range of contexts, including individual therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy. These approaches focus on empowering clients and encouraging them to take an active role in their own growth and change process. By emphasizing strengths, resources, and solutions, these therapies offer a refreshing alternative to problem-focused approaches.

Calgary Psychologists That Use Solution Focused Therapy

Murray Molohon

Clinical Psychologist

Andrea Krygier

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Raheleh Tarani

Clinical Psychologist

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Our Calgary Psychologist Clinic works with the best Psychologists and Counsellors to meet your needs. Our therapists are proficient in a range of theoretical frameworks and each have their unique strengths. We all believe in building therapeutic relationships based on respect and trust and put the well being of our clients first and foremost. We are here to help you succeed in achieving your therapeutic goals so that, when you are ready, can move beyond therapy and face your life’s challenges with more optimism and clarity. Whether you are facing depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, family issues, anger or something else, we will do our absolute best to help you!

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We provide a diverse array of counseling and assessment services tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals, couples, and families. From family counseling aimed at improving communication and resolving conflicts to specialized assessments like psychoeducational evaluations and ADHD testing, we offer comprehensive support to address a wide range of mental health concerns. Our team of experienced therapists is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where clients of all ages and backgrounds can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Whether you’re seeking individual therapy, couples counseling, or support for your child or teen, we are here to help. We also offer convenient options such as in-person sessions and virtual counseling, ensuring accessibility and flexibility for our clients. Whatever challenges you may be facing, we are committed to guiding you towards healing, growth, and greater well-being.

Common Mental Health Issues

At our psychologist clinic, we specialize in treating a diverse range of common mental health issues with compassion and expertise. Our dedicated team of therapists is equipped to address issues such as grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting challenges, PTSD, eating disorders, postpartum depression, fears and phobias, ADHD, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties, and OCD. Whether you’re struggling with the aftermath of a traumatic event, feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or depression, navigating the complexities of parenthood, or facing challenges in your relationships, we are here to provide support, guidance, and evidence-based therapy tailored to your unique needs. Our goal is to empower you to overcome obstacles, cultivate resilience, and achieve greater well-being and fulfillment in your life.