Solution Focused Therapy was developed by
Steve deShazer, Insoo Kim Berg, and the
team at the Brief Family Therapy Center of
Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the mid-1980s. This
innovative approach invites clients to have
therapeutic conversations that lead to
change by constructing solutions rather
than dwelling on problems.  This approach
assumes that elements of each client's
preferred futures are often already present
in their lives. These elements of preferred
futures becomes the basis for ongoing
Steve deShazer
Founding Developers of the SFT
Insoo Kim Berg
What is Solution Focused Therapy?
We can't solve problems by using the
same kind of thinking we used when we
created them.
- Albert Einstein

  • If it isn't broken, don't fix it.

  • If it doesn't work, do something different

  • If it works, do more of it.

  • Change is continuous and inevitable

  • Believing is seeing

  • Small changes can lead to larger, system wide changes

  • The solution doesn't have to be related to the problem

  • No problems occur all of the time
- Discovering Solutions -