Motivational Interviewing in Los Angeles, California
Motivation interviewing is a counseling approach that was originally developed by clinical psychologists to treat patients in an experimental study. Since its inception in 1983, MI has evolved and is now considered to be a collaborative effort that elicits and strengthens an individual’s motivation to change.
Dr. Bryan MD believes that motivational interviewing is an essential aspect of the work that our practice performs. Because our interdisciplinary methods are rooted in a commitment to a patient’s physical, mental, and spiritual health, it is essential that the patient is as equally invested in achieving lifestyle goals that deliver desired results.
Helping You Achieve Holistic Changes
Dr. Bryan remains updated on the latest advancements in motivational interviewing techniques and standards. This allows him to build a comfortable rapport with all of his patients and use holistic methods to help them along their journey to improved health. The following are three things that you should know about MI:
- Motivational Interviewing Involves Conversations About Change – These conversations take place in the ideal environment for the patient, and may include counseling, therapy, or regular consultations.
- Motivation Interviewing Is a Collective Mission – Effective interviewing requires a partnership between patient and practitioner that honors the unique processes of holistic methods within an individual that will facilitate gradual change.
- Motivation Interviewing Should Elicit a Response – The sole purpose of this process is to eliminate uncertainty and call forth motivation. The intrinsic motivation should exclusively personal and unrelated to externally-driven forces.
If you are ready to start the journey to health for your mind, body and spirit, call (866) 454-1921 today. Dr. Bryan MD would be more than happy to educate you about the benefits that motivation interviewing can have along with our other integrative holistic methods. Our practice serves patients from Los Angeles, Beverlywood, Brentwood, Cheviot Hills, and Mar Vista, California.