We offer Motivational Interviewing (MI) services to support individuals making positive life changes. Motivational Interviewing empowers patients to explore their ambivalence about change, strengthen their motivation for positive behavior change, and work towards achieving their goals.

What is Motivational Interviewing (MI)?

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a patient-centered, goal-oriented approach to counseling that helps individuals resolve ambivalence and build motivation for change. Developed by psychologists William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick, it’s based on the principles of collaboration, evocation, autonomy, and compassion. It is widely used in various settings, including addiction treatment, mental health counseling, healthcare, and wellness coaching.

Motivational Interviewing

Our Approach

Dr. Ojikutu-Agbabiaka believes in the power of Motivational Interviewing to facilitate meaningful and sustainable change. She is trained and experienced in using MI techniques to help patients explore their values, goals, and priorities, identify barriers to change, and develop strategies for overcoming them.

In MI sessions, we provide a supportive and nonjudgmental environment where patients feel empowered to express their concerns, desires, and aspirations. Using reflective listening, open-ended questions, affirmations, and summaries, she collaborates with patients to:

  • Clarify their reasons for change
  • Explore their ambivalence about change
  • Identify their strengths and resources
  • Set achievable goals
  • Develop a plan for action

Throughout the MI process, Dr. Ojikutu-Agbabiaka respects patient autonomy and self-determination, recognizing that they are the experts in their own lives. She works collaboratively with patients to foster intrinsic motivation for change, enhance their self-efficacy, and build confidence in the ability to make positive choices.

Benefits of Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing (MI) offers several benefits for individuals seeking positive changes in their lives, including:

  • Increased motivation: MI helps individuals tap into their intrinsic motivation for change, leading to greater commitment and enthusiasm for pursuing their goals.
  • Enhanced self-awareness: MI encourages self-reflection and exploration of values, priorities, and aspirations, fostering a deeper understanding of oneself and one’s desires.
  • Improved decision-making: By clarifying goals and values, MI helps individuals make informed decisions in alignment with their long-term vision for a fulfilling life.
  • Greater confidence: MI builds patients’ confidence in their ability to change by highlighting their strengths, resources, and past successes.
  • Sustainable change: MI emphasizes collaboration and empowerment, setting the stage for lasting behavior change that is meaningful and sustainable over time.

Get Started

If you are ready to explore your potential for change and take steps toward a more fulfilling life, Motivational Interviewing (MI) services at AIM Behavioral Health Services can provide the support and guidance you need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ojikutu-Agbabiaka and begin your journey towards positive transformation. Your goals are within reach, and we are here to help you achieve them.