Solution-Focused Single Session therapy is an action-oriented approach to therapy in which you come into the session with a specific goal in mind, and you leave the session with strategies to help solve your goals for therapy. In this unique approach to therapy, both you and your therapist approach the session as if it may be your last, thus the focus is on forming a plan of action that can be implemented immediately. We think outside the box to help you find solutions, and recognize that you may not need continued therapy. Rather than focusing on your negative thoughts and feelings that may be symptoms of an issue, we focus on the solutions that could resolve the issue. These sessions can be helpful for new challenges, relationship or career issues, major life changes, anxiety, depression, academic troubles, loss of self-esteem, trauma, phobias, and more.
How does it work?
During your session, the first 30 minutes will be spent understanding your current goal and concerns. Next, there will be a 15 minute break during which your therapist consults with a team of mental health specialists. When your session reconvenes, the final 15 minutes will be spent providing you with the team’s thoughts, strategies, and resources.
Can you solve your problems in a single session of therapy?
Can you solve your problems in a single session? The simple and short answer for many is: yes, often you can. Although not yet common practice in the United States, this approach has been popularized and refined in Canada and Australia for many years with tremendous success. Solution-Focused Single Sessions are great if you have a busy lifestyle, or if you are new to therapy and uncertain of what to expect. There is zero commitment required beyond your first session, so it is a great low-pressure way to see if therapy is right for you. Conversely, it is effective if you know you benefit from therapy, but don’t have the time on a consistent basis.