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Join us Thursday, March 25, 2021 at 1:00p.m. CST for a virtual presentation on 

“Enhancing Patient Motivation for Entering Substance Abuse Treatment”

Presentation given by Symetria Recovery’s Regional Executive Director for Chicagoland Area, Betsy Wojciechowski, MA, LCPC 

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A client’s motivation to change has often been the focus of both clinical interest and frustration. Lack of motivation has been used to describe individual’s non-compliance and treatment failures. Motivation has historically been viewed as the client’s responsibility, not the clinicians. A clinician’s task is to elicit and enhance motivation. 


  • Define motivation and review the assumptions and myths about addiction treatment. 
  • Take a look at defense mechanisms. 
  • Understand the stages of change and the appropriate motivation strategies for each stage.
  • Recognizing readiness in clients. 

Betsy Wojciechowski is the Regional Executive Director for Symetria Recovery. In her role as regional director, Betsy oversees the six Symetria Recovery Illinois clinics, assists with the day-to-day operations, and execution of the Symetria Method throughout all clinics.

Betsy is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois. She brings 6+ years of experience working in the behavioral health and addiction field. Prior to employment with Symetria Betsy worked in various treatment settings. Her experience includes community mental health, residential, outpatient, and private practice treatment programs. Betsy received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Governors State University and received her master of arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Governors State University in 2015.

Betsy began her career with Symetria Recovery in 2018 as a counselor at the Symetria Recovery of Joliet clinic, before being promoted to program director of Symetria Recovery of Palos Heights in 2019. Betsy is passionate about challenging and changing the stigma associated with substance use disorders and educating others on the importance of medication assisted treatment.

Symetria Recovery is the pioneer and leader in complete, personalized, evidence-based recovery care through outpatient opioid, heroin, and alcohol (all substance use disorders) treatment committed to providing state-of-the-art, whole-person care, not just related to the substance misuse. Its unique approach to dependency is known as The Symetria Method. This method combines medication-assisted treatment (MAT), psychiatry, and support from a single treatment team of behavioral health, medical and psychiatric professionals to reduce the risk of relapse and give patients sustainable results. Symetria Recovery’s highly successful outcomes have been validated by an independent, retrospective analysis of more than 1.5 billion commercial claims from 3+ million Opioid Use Disorder patients for five years. The analysis demonstrates superior results on all metrics when compared with treatment as usual. 

Drug use and public health statistics indicate that in the United States, approximately 90% of treatment recipients later relapse, or return to using opioids or heroin. In response to this staggering statistic, we developed a more effective continuum of care that covers the stages of recovery from detoxification, medical management, continued care and relapse prevention. By treating the whole patient, and not just the addictive behavior, we provide superior lasting recovery.

We are dedicated to fighting the national opioid addiction epidemic by improving treatment outcomes through the implementation of best practices in the coordination of patient care.  Yes, more than 88% of patients quit opioids, for good.