Regaining mental health and resolving emotional distress can be a safe, brief, affordable, and readily available process. This book makes it easier to get into therapy and faster to get out of it. It serves as a unique resource for anyone who can't afford or doesn't want the expense of long-term therapy and for anyone who fears therapy will be a long and interminable road. Single-Session Solutions is a hopeful and necessary guide that gives you control over the process and the outcome of therapy, whether for one session, a few, or many. Moshe Talmon uses his expertise as a developer and practitioner of short-term therapy to show how long-term therapy is not always in the patient's best interest. His central message is that short-term therapy can promise less and deliver more. Important strategies include setting specific and tangible goals, focusing on strengths instead of deficits, and emphasizing the possibilities of the present over the losses of the past. He demonstrates how to build a series of small shifts into a crescendo of significant and lasting change: by learning how to steer a session toward solutions, by seeing a therapist as a collaborator instead of as a wise or dominating bestower of answers, by acting as an active and responsible consumer of therapy. Or even by learning when and how self-therapy makes more sense than therapy with a professional.Numerous case studies highlight this new vision of therapy: a father who couldn't shake his depression and thought that therapy couldn't help, a woman faced with what seemed like an impossible decision, others facing chronic or severe crises, and those with normal problems in living. Based on research and clinical studiesand the regenerative effects of hope Single-Session Solutions outlines therapy in a whole new key.