If you are seeking counseling services- welcome!
Thanks for visiting my website. I use a solution focused approach, which views every client as competent, and encourages me to look past problems and discover with you, times when you were more competent and successful. This approach seeks to learn from the past how you have survived, coped and dealt with other situations. These discoveries reveal your strengths and help us to form strategies for the current situation. As a result, counseling is often brief and you leave feeling relieved.
My work as a solution focused therapist for over twenty years allows me to work with virtually any issue brought to therapy from drug or alcohol abuse, sexual abuse, depression, transition issues, grief and loss, anger and anxiety. Most of my clients complete therapy within six sessions.
Individual therapy with adults, adolescents and children, ages 5-18
SCHOOL RELATED ISSUES: I offer on campus consulting for behaviorally or academically challenged students, grades 1-12. Visiting the school allows me to understand the system involved in the client's life and meet face to face with teachers so we can progress together.
Fees: $100 per hour
Dr. Linda Metcalf is a licensed marriage and family therapist and uses a solution focused approach when working with clients. Dr. Metcalf is the author of 9 books on solution focused therapy and one book on marriage and family therapy. She has been in private practice over 20 years. See the "books" link above to view her books.
What is Solution Focused Therapy?
Solution focused therapy focuses on the strengths and abilities of people instead of on the problems that intrude in their lives. By creating goals with the client through a variety of questions including "the miracle question" clients work efficiently to accomplish what they want different in their lives.
Children and adolescents benefit from the approach as well, particularly when bothered by habits of anger, sadness and trauma. By "externalizing" the problem, the client, along with Dr. Metcalf begins to discover ways to keep the habit away. This narrative therapy approach, pioneered by Michael White is a very helpful approach.
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