One of the treatment strategies that we use when working with individuals at Renewed Relationships is solution-focused therapy. Solution-focused therapy is a brief therapy model in which solutions, rather than problems, are the focus of treatment. This differs from many conventional techniques that spend time exploring at length childhood experiences and dynamics in order to identify where and when a problem began. While we explore the impact of the past, the focus in doing so is to help patients move forward.
We work with patients to determine which patterns, relationships, and habits work effectively, as well as which have been successful in the past. Then we set goals to help the patient use those strategies to identify and overcome obstacles to change. Solution-focused therapy keeps the therapeutic process grounded in the present, rather than placing emphasis on dysfunctional patterns or relationships from the past.