Therapists Providing Motivational Interviewing in Boston Area

Motivational Interviewing is person-centered counseling style that utilizes collaborative conversation with a focus on the client’s own goals and motivations, typically specific to substance misuse or other behavioral challenges. The therapist helps the client explore their goals, next steps, and reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.

Find therapists in Boston Area who are trained in Motivational Interviewing below. All providers have been vetted by the Zencare team for clinically rigorous, quality care. Visit their profiles to watch an introductory video and book a free initial call to find a good fit!


Jacob  Howe

Jacob Howe

1419 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02446

Online Sessions, MA

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $300 per session

The decision to enter psychotherapy is often a deeply personal one, and even taking steps toward it can require a great deal of insight and strength. Choosing a therapist is an important part of the process, as research has consistently shown that the therapeutic relationship between patient and therapist is the most important predictor of positive outcomes.
I consider it a privilege to facilitate patients’ realization of their therapeutic goals using evidence-based treatments. In my Brookline practice, I provide my patients with a comfortable and empathic environment in which to engage in therapy. Many benefit from psychotherapy alone. When indicated, I offer integrated psychotherapy and medication treatment. Together, we determine the best treatment plan for you.


William  Jackson

William Jackson

115 Main Street, Easton, MA, 02356

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $225 per session

Developing acceptance of where you are in your life, where you want to be, and a path to that personal vision will be the frame for most of our sessions. It is important to me that we are both clear about your values and move a pace where you feel safe but are challenged to make meaningful change.

I am a husband, father, brother and business owner who values individual perspectives, personal priorities, and kindness. I am hard to offend and quick to trust with a good sense of humor.


Brie  Shelly

Brie Shelly

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $230 per session

Are you at a crossroads looking for reflection, direction, and renewal? Are you ready to embark an empowering Journey or identify your Core self? Whether you’re in search of 1:1 consulting, an unforgettable growth centric itinerary, or tools to transform, I am ready to be your guide and empower you to discover your own fulfilling life. Join The Experience community by visiting my website today!


Marta  Majczak

Marta Majczak

Online Sessions, MA

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 per session

Anxious, depressed, overwhelmed? I can help. My goal is to find the best treatment plan for you, your child, and your family. I offer an area for you to address issues at your pace while keeping an eye on your goals and wellness.

To parents: I want to start with thanking you for everything you do for your family. Being a parent is not easy, especially when you are parenting a child who is experiencing difficulty. My office is one where you will not be judged for your child's behaviors or problems because I know that is not helpful. We will work together to figure out how to support you and your child with evidence-based treatments and medications only as they are indicated. I also treat parents directly, particularly those who are struggling with the transition to parenthood or balancing the demands of parenthood with other responsibilities.

To college students and young adults: I am here to help you if you feel like your coping skills are failing you. There are so many things you can do to feel better that are safe and well-tolerated. There is no time like the present to address the factors limiting your potential.


Kimberly  Lundin

Kimberly Lundin

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield
Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

My goal for all clients is that they leave each therapy session feeling lighter than when they entered. We can do this together by creating practical goals that will accelerate results. I will provide the space to honor your lived experience and explore ways in which you can create the lifestyle you want by starting exactly where you are and with what you already have. Therapy is a commitment to yourself and I have found those that are motivated to engage in the therapeutic process inside and outside of the session work best with what I have to offer.


Gaia  Zanna

Gaia Zanna

50 Congress Street, Boston, MA, 02109

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Tufts Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), MIT Student and Affiliate Extended Insurance Plan (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Tufts Health Plan (Commercial Plans, not via Mass Health or Navigator), Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA HMO
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $120 - $160 per session

Sometimes it is difficult and scary to make sense of feelings, learning how to manage them, and being able to find healthy ways to cope while creating and fostering self-awareness. Therapy is a safe space and a confidential grounding process that through time, consistency and working together will allow you to identify and develop a healthy voice to express thoughts and feelings. I strive to help clients understand their emotional conflicts, behavioral repetitions, and their inner-self by empathetically assisting them in working through emotional difficulties and life struggles. Feeling empowered in being proactive about our health and understanding the steps towards change is a powerful and vital process to feel seen and heard.


Kimberly  Schmidt Bevans

Kimberly Schmidt Bevans

1577 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA, 02446

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Berklee College of Music Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Boston College Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Harvard Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Lesley University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO), Northeastern University Student Health Insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO)
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $160 per session

Everyone needs a safe place to be themselves. This becomes even more important if you are struggling in your life and looking to heal and grow. My priority with everyone I meet is to first hear you, see you, and understand. If you are struggling with not feeling like yourself, feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed, angry, lost, confused, manic, or depressed coming to a place where you can bring all that you feel can be a life-altering experience. In my practice, being kind, accepting and compassionate come first. From there I guide a session to support you to understand yourself better and build skills. Skill building may include learning meditation and mindfulness, body-based coping skills, or mindfulness based cognitive behavioral exercises. Much of human communication and self-understanding is done at the body level. When we pay attention to the body or use music, images, clay or colors we can garner a deeper understanding of yourself, your needs and your strengths.


Maureen  Magauran

Maureen Magauran

130 Centre Street, Danvers, MA, 01923

Online Sessions, MA

Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $400 per session

In my work, I draw on a range of tools—meditation, energy work, somatic therapy, mindfulness, and therapy training to help you unroot the toxic seeds in your life and mind, and feel like a better, brighter, lighter version of yourself.


Aliza  Krieger

Aliza Krieger

Online Sessions, MA

Insurances: Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
Not accepting new clients
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 per session

So much of therapy is about feeling comfortable and safe, and having a relationship with your therapist that you're comfortable with, and that's my focus here. My goal is to help you meet your needs and to tailor my work for you to be successful, and I do that in an honest, safe space. It takes a lot of courage to come and see a therapist but if you're interested, I look forward to getting to know you and helping you on your path to getting to know yourself better.


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