Motivational interviewing (MI) is defined as a directive, client-centered approach for eliciting behavior change by helping people explore and resolve ambivalence. Initially, MI was used to motivate people who abused alcohol to modify their drinking behaviors, but is now also used in helping individuals find motivation to make positive decisions and accomplish goals. A therapist who practices motivational interviewing can help you examine your ambivalence about change, plan for and begin the process of change, strengthen your commitment to change and enhance your overall confidence in taking action, if even incrementally.
Local Experts in Motivational Interviewing
I am trained in Advanced Motivational Interviewing, an evidence-based practice useful for any type of behavior change. Often used to address substance use, its non-judgmental, person-centered techniques provide an affirming, objective, and caring way to explore a variety of concerns and habits, e.g. creating 'better work-life balance,' to quit smoking, increase physical activity...
Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy
I use a process of natural conversation (asking questions and deeply listening) and guided self-discovery exercises that awaken internal awareness. Rather than feeding you manufactured solutions, I’ll help you discover the answers, truths, and strengths that you already possess. Through deeply listening to you and asking thoughtful questions, I help you realign your actions with your values.
Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy
Motivational interviewing is of great essence for someone who is struggling with enacting certain changes they hope for in their lives. I have found this technique very helpful to help identify discrepancies, and lead clients to goals to include sobriety and a happier life.
Dr. Faye Kouimelis
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy
Motivational interviewing is at the heart of occupational therapy since OT is guided by what the client finds to be motivating in their life. Though questions and exploration of one's goal, the OT shapes therapy to always be 'client centered.' OT utilizes one's life goals and engagement in meaningful activity to commence change.
Motivational interviewing is a therapy technique where we work together to find areas where you can and want to make changes that feel manageable. The goal of these changes to help decrease actions that negatively impact your life and replace them with more adaptive behaviors.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy
Specialty training in MI as well as several years of practice utilizing.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a highly effective, empirically-supported approach to help folks develop the motivation initiate and sustain change. I have received intensive training and supervision by one of the leading MI experts and trainers at the Palo Alto VA, in addition to attending MI workshops led by William Miller, who developed MI.