Motivational Interviewing Therapy

What is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered, short-term counseling style that can be used that focuses on helping the client find an internal motivation to change their behavior. This can be done by paying attention to their positive attributes while working through their insecurities, irrational thoughts, and belief systems.

Motivational Interviewing is typically paired with other therapeutic interventions, such as mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and brainspotting. It will depend on the client’s specific needs, learning, and communication style.

How does it work?

Motivational Interviewing evolved from Carl Roger’s person-centered, or client-centered, approach to counseling. It helps the client commit to this difficult process of ‘change.’

Motivational Interviewing helps the client rediscover their strengths. By exploring past situations, the client works on recognizing where they have overcome negative situations by applying these very exact strengths.

It is believed that the client holds all of the essential tools to produce the change in their lives and the therapist simply acts as the catalyst to their change. As a result, the client learns to recognize and take responsibility for their emotions and behaviors through self-reflection and self-awareness.

Who can it help?

Motivational Interviewing can bring positive outcomes to those willing to challenge and change their current mindset.

This will be a two-part process for you. First, finding the motivation, and second, committing to change. By vocalizing your commitment, you take full responsibility for your actions while I hold you accountable for this change process.

Sounds quite easy, but I won’t lie; it will require that you put in the work. But I will be there to keep you on track and motivated throughout the whole journey. We will work together to recognize your strengths and build on your weaknesses. You will learn that you are a lot more resilient than you think.