Solution-focused brief therapy is a type of talk therapy that focuses on developing action-oriented strategies to overcome problems and achieve life goals. This form of counseling does not require you to re-hash painful past events. Instead, it focuses on active change in the present that can help you to build the future you desire. Using this therapy, I will ask questions aimed at helping you find your own solutions to the challenges in your life. In so doing, I can help you construct a clear vision of your preferred future, as well as a roadmap that describes the small steps you can take to get there. In our first meeting, we will discuss your goals for treatment. One of my first questions to you will be, “How will you know when you’ve gotten what you need out of this experience and no longer need therapy?” I am pragmatic in his approach and will seek to be as efficient as possible. Most issues can be resolved in five to ten sessions. I will be up-front and honest with you about your counseling goals and the approximate length of time necessary to achieve them. My goal is for you to get what you need out of our work together and then move on with living the life you want to live.

Fees and Information

Initial session and assessment – $150 per 50-minute session

Individual therapy or hypnosis – $150 per 50-minute session

Couples or family therapy – $165 per 50-minute session

A substantial percentage of the cost of these services may be covered by your health insurance if you have out-of-network benefits

For more information about my part-time psychotherapy practice in Salt Lake City, UT, click here or call 801-441-3160.

For a map of my practice location, click Goodwill Humanitarian Building (map).

Eric Garland, Ph.D., LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist in Utah, an Approved Consultant from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, a professional member of the National Association of Social Workers, and a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice. He completed a fellowship in integrative medicine funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where he conducted clinical research on mindfulness-oriented treatments for addiction, irritable bowel syndrome, and other stress- and pain-related conditions. In addition to providing counseling, Dr. Garland is an Associate Professor in the University of Utah College of Social Work, where he teaches cognitive-behavioral therapy and conducts clinical research on mindfulness-based interventions.