Brief Therapy

Brief Therapy, Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)

Brief therapy focuses on a client's present and future, rather than his or her past and it builds solutions. Many brief therapists never explore their clients' past problems, but rather focus on the present with goals for creating a positive future.

Psychologists who offer brief therapy take a more pro-active approach to offer faster care for subjective and clinical conditions. This type of therapy creates natural resources and temporarily suspends disbelief to help the client consider a range of new viewpoints or perspectives. It provides a wider context for the client to view the present, and better understandings that can bring about spontaneous change.

Unlike other therapies that focus on the problem, brief therapy is solution-based. It removes the factors that sustain a problem and prevent change. Brief therapists understands that there are many approaches that, combined, can bring about ultimate success.

If you are looking for a therapist who offers brief therapy, please browse our list of practitioners below..

The goal of this approach is to help clients overcome resistance to experiencing their true feelings that are too frightening and/or painful.

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Sunny Singhawachna  (She/They) MCP, RCC. I am a registered clinical counsellor and I am currently offering virtual and in-person counselling from downtown Vancouver. I identify as a cis-gendered, queer female... Read more

Kev Kokoska

M.Ed., RCC
My work is relational, emotion-focused, and experiential. Relational means establishing a unique and real connection with people. It means not being a “blank slate” therapist. Emotion-focused... Read more