Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a short term treatment approach, which is specifically aimed at strengthening the client's commitment for, and motivation to change. This approach is widely recognized and is used in a number of applications, including substance abuse, rehabilitation, social work, criminal justice, schools, coaching and in health promotion.

During a Motivational Interviewing session, the therapist will make sure that the client feels understood and supported. The therapist will also assure the client that his or her emotions are normal and expected, in anticipation of the great changes ahead. The key to Motivational Interviewing is to juxtapose the client's goals and behaviours that may stand in the way of success. Motivational Interviewing  can help a client recognize behavioural issues that are not conducive to success.

If you are looking for a therapist who offers Motivational Interviewing, please browse our list of practitioners below..

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Sarah Siddiqui

M.S.W., RSW
    • Online booking
*Now Accepting Clients.  Virtual Only.   For insurance purposes: please note I am an RSW and RCC* Whether trying therapy has been an unfulfilled new year’s resolution for the past number of years... Read more

Julie Burk

M.S.W., RSW
    • Online booking
Julie is a Registered Social Worker (13631) who after working with high risk youth for many years, obtained her Masters in Social Work and immediately began working doing clinical social work with palliative and... Read more

Becca Smith

M.S.W., RSW
Counselling is a deeply personal experience. A therapy relationship is built on a foundation of trust and trust is built over time as we gain knowledge and experience of another person. With over 20 years of clinical... Read more

Clara Morgan

M.S.W., RSW
Clara is an RSW and an RCC.  She is a therapist who provides a safe, non-judgmental, and LGBTQIA2S+ space for her clients to share and explore their stories. She is compassionate and understanding, yet... Read more

Alex Klassen

M.S.W., RSW
    • Online booking
In my practice, I help clients reduce or eliminate their chronic pain utilizing Pain Reprocessing Therapy (PRT) and other mind-body approaches. Neuroplastic pain (also called TMS or Mind-Body Syndrome) is a common form... Read more

Amy Rappaport

M.S.W., RSW
We are living in tough times; times that demand a lot of us. A stressful life event, life change, or a recent loss can make it feel like your bottom has fallen out from under you.  Your world, once familiar to... Read more

Joanne Schwartz

M.S.W., RSW
    • Online booking
I can help you achieve: Relief from negative thinking, anxiety and depression. Better coping mechanisms to help you overcome addictive or destructive behaviours. Balance in your day-to-day life. I aim to... Read more
    • Online booking
Two Feather Wellness practice is VIRTUAL and sessions are held through the JaneApp. Cheyenne Fox Tree-McGrath (RSW, LCSW, MSW) (she/her) is a 2 Spirit Indigenous woman from the Arawak nation, who specializes in... Read more

Megan Morrison

M.S.W., RSW
    • Online booking
I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with a masters degree in Social Work (MSW). I provide both in-person (Kitsilano office) and virtual integrative counselling support for youth, adults and families.  I... Read more

Jas Lachar

M.S.W., RSW
Sometimes our mental well-being suffers because we have had a major life transition such as starting or finishing university, becoming a new parent, taking a new position at work, moving or Covid-19. Transitions are... Read more

Patricia Friedman

M.S.W., RSW
This is the first step in looking for the right professional who can help you and I hope I can make this process easy for you. I work with adults who feel like something is not right in their life; they may feel... Read more

Ashley Shankar

M.S.W., RSW
I’m a cis South Asian woman. My Masters in Social Work from the University of British Columbia has granted me the opportunity to work extensively in diverse community mental health settings. I work with... Read more

Stephanie Smith

M.S.W., RSW
    • Online booking
I currently offer virtual counselling sessions for those who prefer to meet in the comfort of their home or I offer in-person sessions in my home office. I have a Master Degree of Social Work from the University of... Read more

Jonathan Carter

M.S.W., RSW
    • Online booking
When we set out on life's journey we all have expectations of what life is going to give us and how life is going to turn out. We all have a sense of how life operates and what we need to do to get on in the... Read more

Leah Pagels

M.S.W., RSW
    • Online booking
My name is Leah and I believe that each person and family is unique and deserves a unique approach to therapy. My practice is primarily informed by cognitive behavioral therapy (including mindfulness and acceptance, and... Read more

Amy Pinnell

M.S.W., RSW
    • Online booking
You've spent your life caring for others, making sure everyone else is okay, trying to please and gain approval. For the most part, you have succeeded, yet when you are alone you feel empty. You try to perfect your... Read more

Al Zwiers

M.S.W., RSW
I am a Registered Social Worker in BC, and have a Master of Social Work degree with additional training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, EMDR and Gottman Method for... Read more

Susanne Leach

M.S.W., RSW
I have an office based in Port Moody and Vancouver and meet in person, I can also meet virtually with someone who lives outside the Lower Mainland. Do you want to build a life that is worth living, filled with... Read more

Mark Choi

M.S.W., RSW
I am an individual and family therapist who works with youth, adults and families who are feeling overwhelmed. Common struggles include social and emotional challenges, mental health and/or substance use concerns. I... Read more

Ayesha Sackey

M.S.W., RSW
Does your mind consistently race? Do you feel unsafe or wish you had more confidence? Do you feel like you simply can’t control what’s going around you? Do you feel like you must keep busy all the time for... Read more