As a current MFT student I am focusing on strength-based and trauma-informed care simultaneously. At times I find that I need to approach the client from the trauma side, and at other times I need to approach the client from the strengths side. I will try to emphasize the strengths more than the trauma, and have done so in the past, but it is impossible to completely ignore the trauma and only give motivational interviewing or strengths-based therapies. I am *not* disagreeing with the premise however, I love the article and it is reminding me that I can increase the times I am approaching from strengths and try to use that angle as my default setting. THANK YOU.