Motivational interviewing is a way of being with a client, not just a set of techniques for doing counseling.

Motivational interviewing is a technique in which you become a helper in the change process and express acceptance of your client.

Motivational Interviewing can guide the resistant client through the change process as it is client-centered, treats the client as the expert in their life, and empowers the client to develop the right skills for self-evaluation and change goals.