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How Motivational Interviewing Can Treat Mental Illness

When it comes to mental illness, each individual requires their own treatment approach based on their needs and diagnosis.

It is possible to live a normal lifestyle by learning how to manage your symptoms on a daily basis. There are therapies that can effectively treat mental health illness, and motivational interviewing can help people recover. This therapy approach is patient-driven and very verbal, helping to make the changes needed more attainable. Banyan Mental Health offers motivational interviewing for people who are suffering from mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, and need help managing the symptoms.

What is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational interviewing identifies and accepts the fact that individuals who need to make changes in their lives approach counseling at different levels of readiness to change their behavior. In some cases, patients may have thought about making a behavior change but haven’t taken the necessary steps to make that change for themselves. This is where motivational interviewing comes in. This treatment allows the individuals to learn how to effectively change unhealthy behaviors to aid the recovery process. During this fragile time, people may express a fear of change and deal with internal struggles that motivational interviewing can help break down.

How to Incorporate Motivational Interviewing in Treatment

Motivational interviewing teaches patients to visualize a future without substance abuse or mental health struggles, and to realize the power to create change in one’s life. Treatment outcomes are improved when there is a spark for behavioral change. Therapists use intervention techniques to help motivate addicts to stop abusing drugs or alcohol, as well as help those struggling with a mental health illness to effectively manage symptoms. This approach has been proven successful for so many people. If you are struggling with a mental illness, you may greatly benefit from motivational interviewing being at the forefront of your treatment plan. You will be able to move forward with a happy and healthy life in recovery.

Contact our mental health treatment center in Boca Raton today at 888-280-4763 to learn more about how we can help you fully recover.

Alyssa is Banyan’s Director of Digital Marketing & Technology. After overcoming her own struggles with addiction, she began working in the treatment field in 2012. She graduated from Palm Beach State College in 2016 with additional education in Salesforce University programs. A part of the Banyan team since 2016, Alyssa brings over 5 years of experience in the addiction treatment field.

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