Motivational interviewing is client-centred and non-directive. This style of therapy recognizes that people seeking help vary in their stages of readiness to change.
Sometimes, people come to therapy with clear goals, in search of guidance on how to implement such goals. Others have already taken action and need a supportive ear. Many clients, however, come to therapy in a place of uncertainty or ambivalence.
One of the main goals in Motivational Interviewing is to identify, examine, and work through your uncertainty and to find the internal motivation needed to make behavioural changes necessary to ultimately change your life.
Often used to address addiction and substance use disorders, Motivational Interviewing, is a practical and empathic form of therapy that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes. It can also prepare you for further, more specific types of therapies.