Hi, I'm Hillary Bolter, LCSW, LCAS.

I teach helping professionals wildly effective tools for blasting through blocks with clients to obtain real & lasting change.

Are you more enthusiastic than your clients about change?

Are you tired of being the cheerleader for change?

Are the suggestions you give not being implemented?


With MI you will WORK LESS and your clients will CHANGE MORE!!

What is Motivational Interviewing?

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a collaborative conversation style, and is one of the most effective tools for helping to strengthen a person's own motivation and commitment to change. Utilizing Motivational Interviewing shifts us out of the role of feeling responsible for others change, and empowers clients to embody responsibility to initiate change.


Our team has facilitated learning groups for 20 years, and supported clients across a variety of "helping" industries - healthcare, counseling, therapy, coaching, case management, peer support, substance abuse, to name a few!

To Learn How You Can Become Fluent in

Motivational Interviewing on your own time!

Our team provides both web-based and in person training.

Every member of my team is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). 

Who we serve


Are you ready to be more effective at helping people change? If you are ready to learn MI or take your existing MI skills to the next level, we have self-paced courses available for purchase. You can also join one of our live virtual courses, where you will learn and practice core MI skills. Basic, intermediate & advanced MI learning pods are available. We provide live virtual trainings. Click here to learn more. Join our newsletter for notification about this training and other learning opportunities!


Would your team benefit from customized skills training? We provide customized in-person or web-based small group training. If you have a staff or team that are wanting to learn MI skills together, we can provide a customized training & skills practice to help your team members learn and integrate these skills in new ways.

Organizations & Agencies

Much of the work we do is providing MI training & consulting directly to organizations. Depending on the learning outcomes of the organization, we create a customized training plan & consultation to support integration of skills. 

What professionals say

Travis Herman

Director of Business Development Southeast Region, Pyramid Healthcare

"Hillary's introduction, history and basic training on Motivational Interviewing is essential to anyone working in healthcare. Her advanced classes and workshops create space to practice and hone key MI skills. I highly recommend Hillary's training regardless of skill level or experience."

Jan Carey, LCSW, CST

AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

"Despite being a seasoned therapist, I knew I could improve my work by becoming less directive with my clients.  I knew allowing them to do their own work in sessions would enrich their experience and create deeper growth.  I became aware of this after getting supervision from an incredible supervisor who used Motivational Interviewing as a model. I knew I could refine my skill set with more training in this model and started looking. Lo and behold, Hillary offered a 6-week group training group, which was just the kind of training I was hoping for: short and compacted. As things often happen as you study, you realize what you don't know and I am signing up for more training with Hillary!


Hillary is a bright, sparkly, and most importantly,  knowledgeable trainer who knows MI inside and out!  She is present, patient, and embodies the MI spirit.  I've witnessed her consistently teach and reinforce learning by noticing the therapist's growth in an affirming way. She's the kind of trainer that's the real deal - I know she is a wonderful therapist and she inspires me to be a better one each week!"

Our Team

We teach you the tools to help your clients change

And we have FUN doing it!!!

Bolter Counseling & Consulting is a Professional Limited Liability Corporation, PLLC. 

Bolter Counseling & Consulting is a Professional Limited Liability Corporation, PLLC.