Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) was developed by Steve de Shazer (1940-2005), and Insoo Kim Berg (1934-2007) in the late 1970s. As the name suggests, Solution Focused treatment is future-focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek therapy.  It is designed to be very time limited, often 4-8 sessions.

Solution-Focused Therapy is a short-term goal-focused evidence-based therapeutic approach which helps clients change by constructing solutions rather than dwelling on the past or on the problem itself. It is a friendly, positive emotion eliciting, future-oriented vehicle for formulating, motivating, achieving, and sustaining desired behavioral change.