Solution-Oriented Therapy

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Solution-Oriented Therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that draws upon the clients' strengths and resources. It helps clients identify existing problems and concerns, set therapy goals and work to meet the goals. The client learns new skills, strengthens existing skills and develops additional resources. Most sessions end with a "homework" assignment that offers additional skill practice. Treatment is unique as every individual, couple and family.


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Solution-Orientation informs all of my work. The "Hows" or "Solutions" for therapy may be behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, psycho-educational, emotive, or interactive approaches (such as EMDR, Gottman Method or TAT). The "Solution" is as unique as each client.


I received my early training in Solution-Oriented Therapy during my graduate work at the University of New England, Biddeford, Maine and further clinical intensive training with the India Street Institute for Solution-Oriented Therapy.  While training at the India Street Institute I had the opportunity to learn from Bill O'Hanlon, one of the founders of this therapeutic model and Stephen Gilligan, author and lecturer of Brief Therapy and Self-Relations Psychotherapy models. 


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Nannette Nero Zuke, LMFT, LLC, Counseling & Psychotherapy, Kennebunk, Maine

Southern Maine Area Counselor

Nannette Nero Zuke, 


Counseling & Psychotherapy

Private Practice Training, Consulting & Supervision





Post Road Center

62 Portland Road

Suite 6, 2nd floor 

Kennebunk, Maine 04043




PO Box 48

Biddeford, Maine 04005



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EMDRIA Certified EMDR Psychotherapist
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