Therapists Providing Motivational Interviewing in New York

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 New York 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!


Sarah  Church

Sarah Church

369 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 - $350 per session

I have developed a positive innovative approach to treatment which uses respectful and flexible techniques that have been proven to be effective in helping people move forward in their life. I approach treatment with a simple goal. To help my patients create and live healthy and happy lives.


Lisa  Curtis

Lisa Curtis

445 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains, NY, 10601

Online Sessions, NY

Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $150 per session

My work as a coach has been informed by my practice as a therapist. Too frequently my clients came to me with regrets about decisions they made early in life. I want to help you make choices and changes now that reflect your core values, so that when you look back, you realize you've lived a life full of joy, authenticity and deep satisfaction. 


Jaclyn  Einstein

Jaclyn Einstein

Online Sessions, NY

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

I believe that the capacity for healing is stimulated and reinforced by interpersonal connections. My aim as a psychotherapist is to provide a supportive and safe environment where open expression and exploration of thoughts and feelings can freely take place.


Julia  King

Julia King

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $185 per session

Anxiety has hijacked your life. You have a great life but you aren’t really present in it. You can’t really enjoy it.  You’re overwhelmed.  Although you know intellectually you shouldn’t be worried, you cannot make yourself believe there’s nothing to be afraid of, and, no matter how hard you try, you can’t stop thinking about it. Sometimes you’re betrayed by your body — your heart beats so hard, your breath gets shallow, and your stomach is in knots.  Sometimes you feel like you’re going crazy.

You would love to choose a life of freedom and confidence. Imagine a day in which you are free to choose your actions based on what excites you and what you’re curious about, rather than steering clear of what scares you. What would that life look like? What would you be able to do that you cannot do now? What would happen, how would your life change, if you were unleashed, and no longer limited?

You’re ready to move forward.  You’re ready for it to be different.  You can imagine a bigger, richer life.  And, you’re ready to work for it.

No matter the nature of the thing you fear, no matter the thing that holds you back, I can help.


Amy  Colley

Amy Colley

120 High Street, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, 10706

369 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Aetna, Medicare
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $150 - $225 per session

The most important aspect of psychotherapy is finding the right fit with regard to the therapist--someone you feel safe and comfortable with.


Integrative Therapy Center

Integrative Therapy Center

242 West 30th Street, New York, NY, 10001

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Beacon Health Options, Cigna, GHI, NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO), United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Aetna Student Health Insurance, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna), New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Accepting new clients in-person & online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $80 - $200 per session

Integrative Therapy Center is a group practice in New York offering multimodal, multiculturally-competent psychotherapy services to adults, adolescents and couples. The providers at Integrative Therapy Center offer individualized treatment to help the diverse needs of professionals in the corporate world, people who work in creative fields, people of color, students and immigrants.


Wholeview Wellness

Wholeview Wellness

369 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10016

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $250 - $350 per session

Wholeview Wellness is an outpatient addiction treatment center committed to providing patients with the highest quality therapeutic experience in addiction treatment. The center sees patients and families struggling with alcohol, the misuse of pain medication, and other substance use disorders.

Wholeview Wellness combines a team approach with evidence-based treatment that is based on scientifically proven techniques. All of their clinicans are highly trained doctoral level psychologists who work with patients to design a comprehensive individualized treatment plan.


Sukumar  Rao

Sukumar Rao

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $450 per session

My approach is warm and thoughtful, and never rushed. I believe the best treatments allow free and relaxed expression, while staying focused. I provide an environment that is safe and free of judgment, to let you express your most troubling concerns.
I know it can be difficult to come into a new space and talk about the challenges you’re facing, but you don’t need to face them alone. Together, we can begin to understand and change those things that keep you from feeling your best and help you thrive once again.


Julissa  Adames-Torres

Julissa Adames-Torres

226 West 26th Street, New York, NY, 10001

Online Sessions, NY

Insurances: Cigna, United Healthcare, FIT Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare), Oscar Health, Oxford Health Plans, United Healthcare Student Health Plan, Optum, New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
Waitlist available online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $140 - $200 per session

There is strength in hesitation and strength in overcoming. I personally believe the therapeutic alliance is a joint effort. As in many aspects of my life, I encourage transparency and communication. Our partnership among other factors will support my clients’ goals in treatment and attain their maximum potential. This is your space to connect, highlight your strengths, challenge your goals and feel supported.


Carly  Bell

Carly Bell

1676 1st Avenue, New York, NY, 10128

Online Sessions, NY

Accepting new clients online
Out-of-pocket-fees: $100 - $125 per session

I believe what is mentionable is manageable. I strive to create a safe space for my patients to delve deep, inside personal and, at times shameful feelings. I like to create an environment where difficult questions can be asked and where anxious feelings or compulsions can best be examined. I consider humor and honesty as a component to the healing process whether from grief, trauma or from other transformative life experiences. I do my best to accommodate working individuals as it is difficult at times to find a therapist who is able to work late hours.


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