women after a solution focused brief therapy program Because at Deerhaven Gardens, we rely on the Sinclair Method – a highly regarded treatment for alcohol use disorder that involves a combination of medication-assisted treatment and individual therapy – we are all too aware of the many types of individual therapy that are out there. Indeed, we make a point of offering a broad range of psychosocial therapies at our luxury addiction treatment center so that we can be sure to tailor our treatment to each client’s individual needs. One of the most successful of our addiction therapy services is our solution-focused brief therapy program.

Not every therapeutic approach is right for every individual struggling with addiction issues. This is why at Deerhaven Gardens, we take the time to customize treatment to the individual client. To learn more about our resort-style, boutique addiction treatment center, and the cutting-edge work that we are doing at Deerhaven, reach out to us online or call us at 828.655.7525.

What Is Solution-Focused Brief Therapy?

Solution-focused brief therapy marks a significant departure from traditional forms of counseling. It is an incredibly useful tool in treating patients who suffer from alcohol use disorder.

The main difference is one of approach. Traditional psychotherapies like cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy are essential; they are the building blocks of any strong addiction treatment program, particularly of one that utilizes the Sinclair Method, as we do at Deerhaven Gardens. CBT and DBT, however, also take time – time to analyze an individual’s problems, the pathology of their addiction, their medical and personal history, and so on in order to provide a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment.

Solution-focused brief therapy works so well in conjunction with these therapeutic approaches because it focuses less on how you have gotten where you are and more on what you can do in the present to change your course and where you are going to. This pragmatic approach is based on the idea that you know what you need to change but require coaching and guidance to uncover it. In this sense, solution-focused brief therapy focuses on harnessing your motivation and building on your strengths, rather than on exploring your weaknesses. At Deerhaven Gardens, we have found that solution-focused brief therapy is a quick, useful tool for pointing yourself in the right direction.

A Brief History of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy

Solution-focused brief therapy was developed by two clinical practitioners working at the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee in the early 1980s, Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg. As they were treating patients, they began to realize that the traditional techniques that they had been using were taking enormous amounts of time, energy, and money. Meanwhile, the conditions that these approaches were meant to be treating were continuing to result in adverse health outcomes.

Berg and de Shazer sought a solution to this problem that worked well in the present for each patient and worked quickly so that damage could be avoided. The result was solution-focused brief therapy, a treatment modality that produces effective results and does so quickly. Four decades later, this approach is being used by more and more experts, and it continues to evolve.

Learn More at Deerhaven Gardens

At Deerhaven Gardens, we operate according to the principle that addiction treatment must consist of more than just one type of therapeutic approach. This is why we accompany the Sinclair Method with a customizable set of treatment modalities that have been designed to give our clients the tools they need to achieve lasting control of their addictive behaviors. In addition to solution-focused brief therapy, we offer:

  • A range of more traditional psychotherapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Psychoeducational therapy
  • Biosound therapy

At Deerhaven, we address your mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being so that you can take control of your life. And we do so in a luxury, resort-style center that is safe and isolated from the stressors and triggers of everyday life so that you can focus on what counts: healing. If you or someone you care about would like to learn more about our gender-specific, non-abstinence-based addiction treatment model, reach out to us online or call 828.655.7525.