motivational interviewingThose who are in recovery from addiction benefit from learning healthy coping skills to deal with stress and other challenges. Motivational interviewing is one therapeutic approach that helps individuals find ways to manage symptoms of mental health issues as well as roadblocks on the journey to recovery.

At Awakenings Recovery Center, motivational interviewing is just one of the therapies that we incorporate into our individualized treatment plans. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, our team can help. Contact us at 833.297.4343 to learn more about the comprehensive care we offer.

What Is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational interviewing is a therapeutic modality that encourages the patient to ask themselves “how can I make a positive change in my life?” The therapy focuses on your strength and motivation to start making positive changes and build these skills on your way to recovery.

Motivational interviewing is based on positive affirmations. Living in the cycle of addiction can leave you feeling hopeless, depressed, or lacking in self-esteem. With the support of our team and your group, you can make the first step towards regaining control of your life.

The early days of recovery can be challenging. Even individuals who are highly motivated at first might begin to worry that they will not be able to maintain their sobriety when they return to everyday life or they might be afraid of change. 

What to Expect in Motivational Interviewing

During motivational interviewing sessions, clients and therapists will identify changes that the client needs to make in their life, and the therapist will help them learn how to make these changes. Motivational interviewing is a type of talk therapy, which means that clients and therapists will spend sessions discussing the decisions that clients need to make. The therapist is not there to tell the client what to do. Instead, they listen to the client and ask them questions to help them consider the choices they are making in their lives.

Motivational interviewing can help individuals understand their thought processes and find ways to motivate themselves to move forward in recovery. 

Benefits of Motivational Interviewing

Why do we include motivational interviewing in our clients’ treatment plans? This counseling program offers a number of unique benefits.

  • More effective than other types of therapy
  • Reduces stress about making decisions
  • Helps clients find the inner strength to make changes
  • Offers clients a safe place to discuss challenges they’re facing
  • Teaches personal responsibility
  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Helps individuals realize that they can change their lives

Motivational Interviewing can also be helpful for those who struggle with both substance use disorders and mental health disorders. The most effective treatment programs take both into account, and motivational interviewing can help those with mental health issues manage their symptoms.

Contact Awakenings Recovery Center Today

At Awakenings Recovery Center, you’ll find a supportive environment where you can begin to heal from drug and alcohol addiction. We offer personalized treatment plans designed to help every one of our clients meet their unique needs. Whether you are struggling with an addiction to alcohol, opioids, prescription drugs, or another substance, our team can help. In addition to motivational interviewing, we offer a number of other addiction treatment therapies, which include:

Discover the inner strength you need to make a change. Learn more about motivational interviewing and other types of talk therapy by reaching out to Awakenings Recovery Center today. Call our team at 833.297.4343 or contact us online to find out more about our admissions process. Don’t hesitate to take the next step in rebuilding your life.