Solution Focused Therapy

Short-term, brief therapy is now available at Boynton Health.

Solution Focused Therapy (SoFT)

Boynton Health Mental Health Clinic is now offering a solution-focused therapy (SoFT) option to help you tap into your internal resources and develop coping skills to manage day-to-day challenges. You will have the opportunity to practice these skills or process in your virtual sessions and learn how to apply them to a variety of settings and situations. The SoFT program also offers support by holding space for feelings, thoughts, sensations, and behaviors.

The SoFT program is short term, brief therapy intended to address an immediate, primacy concern that can be managed or resolved in one to three sessions. You and your therapist will collaborate to create a plan and customize strategies to address this concern and/or short term goal.

Making Your First SoFT Appointment

You must contact the mental health clinic to schedule an appointment with the Brief Consultation Team. At your appointment, you will complete intake forms and meet with a Brief Consultation specialist via Zoom for 15 to 20 minutes at a time that works for you. The therapist will assess to see if SoFT is a good fit, then schedule your next appointment with the most appropriate service for your needs.

Call the clinic during regular business hours to schedule an appointment 612-624-1444.

What You Need to Know about SoFT

  • All meetings are private and confidential with a licensed therapist.
  • You are limited to one course of solution focused therapy per semester. The appointments apply to your 10 session appointment limit per rolling year at Boynton Health.
  • This model offers both active skills-based training sessions and processing sessions that are alternatives to the individual and group therapy modalities at Boynton Health.
  • You may transition to individual therapy at any time if it is deemed appropriate for your care.

Some Things to Consider

This model of therapy is designed for individuals dealing with distressing life issues. It is not appropriate for students with ongoing safety issues or with chronic mental health concerns. Urgent Mental Health Care: If you are experiencing a crisis that requires immediate attention, call our urgent care counselor 612-625-8475 during business hours. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, call 911. Crisis line counselors are available 24/7. Call 612-301-4673, or text "UMN" to 61222.