Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a therapy or approach that is used to help clients overcome ambivalence. It is evidence-based, client-centered, and non-directive. It is grounded in expressing empathy, active listening, and rolling with resistance.
We encounter many clients who enter treatment not yet sure if they are committed to change and giving up their old way of life. Our empathetic and non-judgmental approach helps the client become less resistant and helps facilitate the change process.. Simply put, ambivalence might be defined as having two opposing thoughts or feelings at the same time. For example, “I know I want to get clean, but I still feel like getting high.” We utilize Motivational Interviewing on a daily basis to help clients overcome these contradictions by giving them the emotional space needed to perhaps come to their own realizations.
Motivational Interviewing fits in well with our non-judgmental, strengths-based approach. Above all, our goal with MI is to help the client and the family meet their goals and to heal.
We are a facility with a “small town” feel to it. This means that every licensed therapist and staff member is available to a client and we’re all working out of the same playbook. No one is overlooked.