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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Sandy Hawkins

M.A., RCC
"Although feelings of stress, anxiety, depression or relationship conflict may sometimes seem all-encompassing, they do not define who we are. Therapy is a process, and I believe we are each the experts of our own... Read more

Lisa Yeates

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking
Do you feel hooked by painful thoughts, emotions, and behaviours that pull you away from the person you want to be? Work with me to explore how to live life with meaning, to move on from the past and build skills to... Read more

Kate Bandmann

M.Ed., RCC
Meet Kate I believe counselling is an opportunity to evolve, to let go of what doesn’t serve you and reclaim power in your life. You don’t have to do this work alone. I'll work with you to help you... Read more

ursula kerr

M.S.W., RSW
    • Online booking
Counselling is an effective way to help you overcome life’s barriers and struggles, and to identify and reach your goals for self-improvement with the support of a professional.  I'm a registered... Read more

Lise McLewin

Ph.D., R.Psych
Dr. Lise McLewin is a registered psychologist who completed her training in a Clinical-Developmental Psychology doctoral program working with children, youth, and families. She has provided assessment and treatment... Read more

Kim Watt

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
** I'm open for business to all new and existing clients, and am currently offering both video and phone sessions instead of in-person appointments. Free 15-minute consultations are also available. Please reach out... 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

Jonathan McVicar

Ph.D., R.Psych
Dr. Jonathan McVicar, MA, PhD (UBC), Registered Psychologist has been working with adults (ages 17+) and couples for over 20 years. During this time, he has focused his practice on relationship / marriage... Read more

Linda Stull

Ph.D., R.Psych
Congratulations on making the decision to reach out to improve your life by enhancing your well-being.  Although reaching out can be difficult, making that decision is the first step towards changing your life in... Read more

Hannah Curwin

M.A., CCC
    • Online booking
What would it take to remember our worth? How complete and loving and lovable we are? Welcome and thank you for being here. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy... Read more

John Charlton

MPS, RCC
    • Online booking
Meet John I believe that commencing therapy is a courageous step, and I honour your courage to engage in the process by making the experience as welcoming and simples as possible. My aim is to help you achieve your... Read more

Andrea Dasilva

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking
Andrea’s warm and friendly approach creates a tranquil and welcoming atmosphere for her clients, as they take that important step to building the life they envision for themselves. Andrea brings to Summit... Read more

Jeffrey Hoy

M.A., RCC
Meet Jeff My passion is helping individuals and families grow past painful patterns and move towards love, togetherness, and living a connected life. I've worked with an array of client issues, such as: marriage/... Read more

Denise Mansell

M.A., RCC
Grief and Loss. Life Changes. Compassion Fatigue. Burn out. Stress. Denise Mansell, MACP is a Reg'd Social Worker,  Reg'd Clinical Counsellor and Grief Therapist with a wide... Read more

Jordana Saks

M.Ed., RCC
I am passionate about working with adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship difficulties and/or overcoming trauma. My clients often describe themselves as feeling “stuck... Read more

Babak Farzaneh

M.A., RCC
Babak brings genuine caring and compassion as he listens to the life stories of the children, adolescents, couples and families he works with. His non-judgmental, patient and open-minded attitude gives his clients the... Read more

Colette Mrazek

M.Ed., RCC
    • Online booking
My counselling career began over 20 years ago and since then, I have worked in a variety of settings with many different populations, such as youth at risk, children who have been orphaned, young parents,... Read more

Eileen Peterson

M.S.W., RCSW
    • Online booking
  NOTE: To provide support during COVID-19 precautions,  sessions may now be in person or virtual: video or by phone. Please call or email to book your appointment. Taking new clients. I'm a... Read more

Janel Derrick

M.A., RCC
My name is Janel Derrick and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #12852) with a Masters in Counselling Psychology. I've been working in the field of psychology in one form or another for 20 years. Initially I... Read more

Sonder Haven

M.A., RCC
    • Online booking
You have answers within you. Let's find them together. Right now we are dealing with a lot: COVID-19, the ongoing and escalating police violence against Black and Indigenous peoples, as well as the ongoing racism... Read more

Riley McDonald

M.C., RCC
*Currently accepting new clients for in-person and video sessions.* My aim is to provide an open, nonjudgmental space in which you can feel safe to share your unique and personal story. While there is an innate... Read more
I work with adults who are trying to find ways to cope with depression or anxiety. Finding a way through feelings of hopelessness, sadness and worry is exhausting and often isolating. It can help to know we are not... Read more

Jyoti Gill

M.A., RCC
I believe that we ALL have the power to heal ourselves. This means that this power resides in YOU too. If that’s hard to believe, I hope that you will grant yourself the opportunity to discover it. In our work... Read more

Tracy Lau

M.A., RCC
    • Video on profile
    • Online booking
Break the Cycle. Create YOUR own path.  Using a humour-infused, practical approach, counselling is a very effective way to learn how to get unstuck so you can live the life you want.  Dissatisfied... Read more

Tammy MacLeod

M.A., RCC
Tammy works with individuals and couples who feel stuck, ambivalent, discouraged, overwhelmed, and have difficulty communicating with partners. Her background includes years in the business sector and competing in... Read more

Deborah Braun

M.A., RCC
My experienc Deborah Braun, BLA, MA, RCC welcomes individuals and couples facing challenging issues. Whether it's chronic illness, relationship, career or college satisfaction, anxiety, depression, loss, stress... Read more

Dawna Silver

M.A., RCC
Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. If you are like many people who seek therapy, you are struggling. Maybe you are in a time of crisis in your life. Something has happened out of the blue that... Read more

Shauna Cheney

M.S.W., RSW
If you want to change your life, therapy is a great way to start. I help people develop coping skills to manage complicated thoughts and emotions. With 21 years of experience, I specialize in providing a... Read more

Phyllis Chan

M.Ed., CCC
    • Online booking
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (#3261) with good standing. I have over 15 years of counselling experience. I completed my master's degree in counselling psychology at the University of British Columbia. I... Read more

Mary Munro

M.A., RCC
I can help. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor practicing in downtown Victoria.  Counselling can help you function better: to feel calmer and more effective, to give you insight, to help you meet challenges... Read more