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A Foundation of Strength Based Therapy (SBT)

  • Focused on your inherent strengths, SBT shifts the narrative away from weakness, empowering you to take pride in your achievements and build resilience for sustainable self-improvement. 

  • SBT offers a tailored, holistic approach that addresses emotional, mental and physical aspects of well-being, making it effective across a range of settings.

  • Promotes meaningful and achievable goal setting by identifying and leveraging your core strengths, thereby enhancing your personal and professional growth. 

  • Strengthens interpersonal relationships and fosters empowerment by providing the tools to appreciate both your own and others' strengths, and to take control of your life.

  • Serves as a cornerstone for lifelong growth and can complement other therapeutic modalities, offering a nuanced and integrated treatment plan that evolves with you. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

  • Aims to identify and challenge distorted or negative thought patterns that contribute to emotional distress and maladaptive behavior. 

  • One of the most widely researched and empirically supported forms of psychotherapy.

  • Teaches practical coping mechanisms and problem solving skills that can be applied in real world situations.

  • Therapist and client work together to identify goals and develop strategies for change. 

  • Often includes tasks to be completed between sessions, reinforcing lessons learned during therapy and encouraging real world practice.

  • Clients are encouraged to actively observe their own thoughts and behaviors outside of sessions to better understand triggers and patterns. 

Humanistic Therapy

  • Focuses on the individual as a whole, encouraging self-exploration and self-actualization. 

  • Provides a safe, confidential space for clients to freely express themselves and explore their feelings.

  • Considers the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirt, aiming for overall well-being rather than symptom relief.

  • May explore deeper life questions related to purpose, meaning and human connection. 

  • Encourages clients to take responsibility for their actions and choices, fostering a sense of empowerment. 

  • Often focuses on the client's current experiences and feelings, rather than delving into past events, to promote awareness within the present. 

  • Aims to help remove the conditions and limitations that inhibit them, guiding them towards living an authentic life. 

Family Systems Therapy

  • Focuses on the family as an emotional unit, emphasizing how individual behaviors and issues are interconnected and impact the entire family dynamic.

  • Explores the influence of generational patterns and family history on current interactions and roles within the family.

  • Aims to improve intra-family communication and collaborative problem solving by identifying roles, rules and strengths within the family unit.

  • Teaches the importance of healthy boundaries and equips families with coping mechanisms for internal and external stressors. 

  • Encourages flexibility in family roles and rules, facilitating better coping with life changes and transitions. 

Solution-Focused Based Therapy (SFBT)

  • Places a strong emphasis on identifying specific goals for therapy and devising practical steps to achieve them. 

  • Typically a short-term intervention, focusing on solutions that can be quickly implemented for immediate benefit.

  • SFBT looks forward to envision a better future and how to get there.

  • Explores instances where the problem did not occur, or was less severe, to understand what factors can help in resolving it. 

  • Utilizes scaling questions to gauge progress and help clients visualize where they stand relative to their goals. 

  • Uses affirmations and positive language to reinforce progress and motivate client towards their goals. 

Confluence of Modalities

  • The goal oriented and skills based nature of CBT aligns with SBT's focus on leveraging individual strengths. By identifying and emphasizing inherent strengths, SBT can enhance the cognitive restructuring and coping mechanisms taught in CBT. This creates a space where the client not only tackles negative thought patterns but also builds on their positive attributes for a more resilient self. 

  • Humanistic therapy and SBT both prioritize the individual's inherent value and capabilities, creating a nurturing environment that encourages authentic self-expression. The empathic and non-judgmental nature of Humanistic Therapy is enriched by SBT's focus on utilizing individual strengths for personal and relational growth.

  • When applied to families, SBT can focus on the collective strengths of the family unit as well as individual members. This compliments Family Systems Therapy's emphasis on understanding the interconnected dynamics within families. By recognizing and leveraging these strengths, families can better navigate systemic issues and relational conflicts. 

  • The future-oriented goal setting elements of SFBT integrate seamlessly with SBT's focus on leveraging strengths to achieve personal and professional growth. The brief and practical nature of SFBT can be enriched by grounding its solutions and goal setting in the strengths identified through SBT, making for a highly effective and efficient therapeutic process. 

By Starting with inherent strengths, whether the focus is cognitive restructuring, self-actualization, family dynamics, or solution-focused goals, SBT provides a solid foundation for a holistic, multi-faceted approach to mental well-being. 

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Treatment Modalities

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