Imprint Counseling uses two approaches with patients: the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing. CBT focuses on thinking, acting and feeling and helps patients to understand how to problem solve, think and retain information through healthy thought processes. Motivational interviewing is a client-centered counseling style for encouraging behavioral change by exploring issues and developing resolutions.
Counselors will educate patients on safe, appropriate and effective emotional reactions as well as share coping mechanisms to aid in handling problems from stressors to life-changing events. For more information on the cognitive behavioral approach, visit nami.org.