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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.

Living with a mental health disorder can be challenging, but it is possible to live a normal lifestyle by learning how to manage your symptoms on a daily basis. There are various therapies that are effective for mental illness treatment, and motivational interviewing is one of them. This therapy approach is patient-driven and verbal. It helps to make the changes needed more attainable for the patient. As part of our mental health treatment in Boca, we offer this therapy technique for people who are suffering from mental health issues such as depression and anxiety and need help managing their symptoms.

What is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational interviewing is a therapy technique that empowers patients to make actionable behavioral changes in their life through an interview-style discussion with a licensed mental health professional.

This therapy technique 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. During this fragile time, people may express a fear of change and deal with internal struggles that need to be broken down. This is where motivational interviewing comes in. A motivational interview allows the individuals to learn how to effectively change unhealthy behaviors to aid the addiction recovery process.p>

Motivational Interviewing Techniques for Mental Health Treatment

While a mental health PHP will do well to help you stop your addiction, motivational interviewing teaches patients to visualize a future without substance abuse or mental health struggles. It can also help patients to realize the power to create change in one’s life. Treatment outcomes are improved when there is a motivational 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 their symptoms. This approach has been proven successful for many patients. If you are struggling with a mental illness, you may greatly benefit from this therapy technique being at the forefront of your treatment plan. You will be able to move forward with a happy and healthy life in addiction recovery.

At Banyan Mental Health, we understand that mental health disorders can be debilitating, but you do not need to continue to struggle with a mental illness on your own. Our dual diagnosis treatment center in Boca Raton could be the answer to your problems. To learn more about our mental health care and how we can help you on your way to a full recovery, contact us today at 888-280-4763.

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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