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Understanding Motivational Interviewing: Motivational interviewing is a client-centered and collaborative counseling approach designed to help individuals explore and resolve ambivalence about behavior change. It involves active listening, empathy, and guiding individuals toward self-determined goals. Application and Scope of Motivational Interviewing: Motivational interviewing is applied to address a wide range of concerns, including substance abuse, addiction, weight management, and behavioral changes. It's particularly effective for individuals who may have mixed feelings about change and are seeking support to make healthier choices. Motivational interviewing is relevant for people of various backgrounds and stages of readiness for change. What to Expect in Motivational Interviewing Sessions: In motivational interviewing sessions, you'll work with a trained therapist who will create a non-judgmental and supportive environment. The therapist will actively listen, ask open-ended questions, and help you explore your goals and values. Through this collaborative process, you'll clarify your motivations for change and develop a plan to achieve your desired outcomes.

Professionals Who Specialize in Motivational Interviewing

Deborah Tobaly

Therapist, Master of Social Work, LMSW

I am committed to helping you recognize and utilize your strengths, empowering you to achieve your desired goals.

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Moshe Norman

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.

  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous

Jacob (Chezki) Finkelstein

Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor, MTL, MSCC, LPC

Because you have it in you.

Benson Fox, Life Coach

Coach, Certified Life Coach and PsyD Candidate

If you want different results, then do things differently.

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ’ͺ Challenging
  • 🐣 Out of the box

Cara London

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Raizy Mushell

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-R

Nothing is impossible. The word itself says "I’m possible".

Rachel Brezel

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

If you want to live a life you’ve never lived, you have to do things you’ve never done.

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Breena Freid

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Eli Goldberg

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, CASAC

We are all just walking each other home - Ram Dass

  • 🧘 Calm
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ™ Spiritual

Rachy Friedlander, Somatic Coach

Coach, Emotions Master Coach/TEB Practitioner

The real flex is how many wounds you can turn into wisdom.

  • 🧘 Calm
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Brocha Silverstein

Therapist, Drug & Alcohol Counselor, SAP, NCAC, CASAC-G

You don't need to journey this Road 2 Recovery Alone,

  • πŸ™ Spiritual
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • πŸ’ͺ Challenging

Brenda Landau

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous

Sara Fischer Sanford, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

β€œWho looks outside dreams; who looks inside awakes.” Jung

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener

Brooke English

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, RYT

Yehuda Roberts, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Choosing to be in the helping profession was not a deliberate choice for me, but rather a calling that I couldn't ignore

  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous

Gershon Basch, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Your mind is a tapestry of beliefs

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Nahum Spirn

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

The more we accept people as they are (including ourselves!), the freer they are to change. And the harder we try to get rid of emotions and thoughts, the stronger they become.

  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • 🀝 Collaborative
  • 🐣 Out of the box

Taibke Hyman, LPC

Therapist, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor

If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? -Hillel

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • πŸ’ͺ Challenging
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener

Mindy Friedman, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

We are more awake, alive, and complex than we know.

  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Michali Friedman, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW-C

Embrace Yourself. Embrace Each Other. Embrace Life.

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Jessie Brownstien, RDN

Dietitian, MS, MEd, RD, RDN

I believe in a caring and evidence-based approach to nutrition counseling

  • 🧘 Calm
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener

Beverly DAmico

Coach, RN, MSN, CGRS, FAF

Specialist in women's grief, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma/PTSD

  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ’ͺ Challenging
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener

Dania Brener

Dietitian, MS, RD, LDN

Your nutrition goals are my nutrition goals!

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Lauren Rothstein

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

The best way out is always through. β€” Robert Frost

  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Reuven Cohen, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Self-love is the only antidote to the chaos of existence. And if you don’t love and care for yourself and your own needs, you will cause unnecessary suffering both for yourself and others. - Dr. JBP

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’ͺ Challenging
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Mark Levine, LICDC-CS,

Therapist, LICDC-CS, Life Coach

Ships are safe in the harbor, but that’s not why ships were built.

  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ’ͺ Challenging

Sherry Schwartz, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Always do good, it will gratify some people and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Menachem Kiwak

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, LPC, NCC

  • 🧘 Calm
  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Elliott Blitenthal

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. -Carl Jung

  • 🧘 Calm
  • 🎯 Direct
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • πŸ’ͺ Challenging

Michele Weinberg

Dietitian, MS, RD, CDN

Make peace with food so you can live a more nourishing life.

  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Miriam Samuels

Dietitian, RD, MFN

Create healthy habits, not restrictions

  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Jory Stillman, MA, MCC

Coach, Master Certified Coach, MA, MCC

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. - Viktor E. Frankl

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • 🌎 Holistic
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Toby Diamond, LMHC, CASAC-T

Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Currently only accepting clients looking for addiction treatment

  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • 🀝 Collaborative

Dr. Chaya Lieba Kobernick

Therapist, Doctor of Psychology, PsyD

לא Χ’ΧœΧ™Χš Χ”ΧžΧœΧΧ›Χ” ΧœΧ’ΧžΧ•Χ¨ Χ•ΧœΧ אΧͺΧ” Χ‘ΧŸ Χ—Χ•Χ¨Χ™ΧŸ ΧœΧ”Χ‘Χ˜Χœ ΧžΧžΧ Χ”

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Talia Gutlove, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Practice Progress, NOT Perfection

  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm

Yeshaya Kraus

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Come meet yourself! I'll introduce you.

  • 🎯 Direct
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ™Œ Affirming

Rachel Yaghobian, Ms.Ed

Coach, Ms.Ed, RMMC

Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you

  • πŸ₯‡ Empowering
  • πŸ’­ Open minded
  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Estee Esses, LMSW

Therapist, Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW

Although we can't go back and make a brand new start, we can start from now and make a brand new end.

Aaron Silverman

Therapist, LMSW

#gettingtohappy

  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ™Œ Affirming
  • πŸ”₯ Energetic

Chaya Travis

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Serving clients since 2005

  • πŸ’™ Warm
  • πŸ˜ƒ Humorous
  • πŸ‘‚ Listener
  • πŸ’‘ Solution-oriented

Mordechai Weiss, LCSW

Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Expertise in treating anxiety, OCD and sex addiction

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