Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Personal commitment, motivation and effort are crucial elements needed to break addictions and achieve sobriety. We use motivational enhancement therapy (MET) at TCSI to unlock the resolve clients have inside, resolve that is essential to their personal success and independence from addictions.shutterstock_84518011

The goal of MET is to create a receptive atmosphere which encourages the adolescent’s resolve and fosters their self-control. Rather than engaging the client’s defense mechanisms through confrontational discourse, the therapist works with the client to create positive affirmations and a sense of inner willingness to facilitate change. Once that is achieved, the client becomes receptive to the healing process and progresses toward wellness.

Youths and teens who are faced with the challenge of substance abuse experience emotional and mental symptoms including resistance, narcissism, relational difficulties, and moodiness. Motivational Enhancement Therapy has been proven to provide substantial relief from these symptoms and has been recognized as a useful tool for gaining control of these unwanted behavior patterns. MET can be applied to clients regardless of their commitment level and the course of treatment is usually brief. It has shown significant efficacy in clients who have previously demonstrated strong resistance to or weak motivation for change. It is particularly helpful to adolescents dealing with similar issues.


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When we brought our son to The Center our home was a place of chaos, anxiety and stress. Through the incredible work by the staff at The Center -- we’re now seeing our son at his best. Not only is he clean and sober, but he’s full of hope and peace. The Center not only gave us our son back -- but it also helped to make our family whole again. We owe a debt of gratitude for this second chance.

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