Motivational Interviewing Therapy

Motivational interviewing counseling is a form of treatment that has become a favorite among both the therapeutic community and the many patients who have participated in the practice over the years. It has been backed up in thousands of scientific journals and has become a common practice in centers all over the world, helping countless people change their lives for the better. 

But what exactly is MI Therapy? And can it help you? Our expert Naples therapists and our therapists that offer counseling in Fort Myers offer this form of counseling at Therapy Treatment Team and have created this informative guide in hopes that it can help you decide to participate in Motivational Interviewing Therapy if it is right for you. 

What Is Motivational Therapy Used For?

What is the purpose of Motivational Interviewing Therapy? In short, it is a form of treatment used for clients who have a problem breaking behavioral or habitual tendencies in a way that is non-judgmental, only helpful. Behaviors and habits that may be affecting your personal or professional life and seem hard-to-break can begin to seem unbeatable. But through Motivational Interviewing Therapy the would-be mountain of hard to break tendencies is revealed to be the mere hill that it is. Taking back control of your life may seem impossible, but with the help of the Therapy Treatment Team, nothing is too big a challenge.  

Motivational Interviewing Counseling can make issues that have plagued your life disappear, but how?

A Brief Motivational Interviewing Description 

What is MI therapy when put into practice? Before participating in Motivational Interviewing Therapy, be sure to understand two very crucial aspects of the treatment, the core skills that the therapist will put into play and what the process will consist of. 

The Core Skills of Motivational Interviewing are not particularly unique to the treatment, but they have shown themselves to be extremely effective in sessions. 

  • Asking open questions.
  • Affirmation of real client successes.
  • Reflective listening, perhaps the most important.
  • Summaries that reflect on the client’s interpretations.

These core actions will not only help you see not just how much you have already accomplished and your own worth but will also play a key role in seeing the finish line of the treatments.

Motivational Interviewing Therapy is a four-step process, these processes can be summarized as:

  • Engaging the client and establishing that you and your therapist are on the same team.
  • Focusing on particular areas or steps of the process. Maintaining direction during treatment.
  • Evoking your own want for change. No one is here to make you do anything. It has to come from within yourself. 
  • Planning a clear plan with realistic goals and results. 

These are proven parts of the process that will be done sequentially in most sessions. Seeing your own worth and capacity for change can be difficult, but the Therapy Treatment Team will not give up on any client. 

Contact The Therapy Treatment Team for MI Therapy

If you require counseling in Naples or Fort Myers in the form of motivational interviewing, the Therapy Treatment Team is ready to be your partner for change. Contact us today to start the journey towards a healthy and happy life or see what other treatments our team offers to clients. We accept a wide variety of insurance plans; help has never been more accessible.