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?

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.

  • We work with professionals via consulting and training, empowering them with the education needed to instill confidence AND save energy, improving success and commitment to change.
  • We have facilitated learning groups for 20 years, and support clients across a variety of "helping" industries - healthcare, counseling, therapy, coaching, case management, peer support, substance abuse, to name a few!
  • The key is knowing the skills to help your clients help themselves, with MORE impact and LESS effort. We are here to help.


We Empower Helping Professionals

  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Physicians
  • PA’s
  • Dentists & hygienists
  • Nurses
  • Nutritionists
  • Physical & Occupational Therapists
  • Heath and Fitness Professionals
  • Lawyers
  • Coaches
  • Peer Support Staff
  • Case Managers & Vocational Professionals 
  • Criminal Justice
  • Child Welfare Staff  
  • Supervisors & Managers
  • Educators
  • Consultants
  • We offer live and virtual workshops in Motivational Interviewing (MI), as well as self paced web-based training for individuals.

  • We offer group coaching, group skills practice and in-person training events to help our clients better help their clients.

  • We create customized plans to train your employees, providing both live in-person and web-based learning.

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.


Brandon Wilson

OEF/OIF/OND Veteran, Managing Director, Veterans Services of the Carolinas 

"As a Coordination Center that receives 800 calls a month, data drives many decisions. After reviewing the number of needs our Coordinators were identifying compared to other markets, we felt we were missing the mark. After Bolter Consulting conducted Motivational Interviewing training for all our staff, results happened in 30 days. We went from learning about an average of 1.2 needs per client to 2.5 needs per client, demonstrating we were engaging more effectively from the first phone call. Learning and utilizing Motivational Interviewing skills has made our entire team better, thus creating better health in the community!!"

Emily Gelb

Senior Manager of Community Solutions, Asheville Humane Society, Buncombe County Animal Shelter

"Hillary taught a 3-session MI class to a group of animal welfare staff that included staff from admissions, adoptions, and outreach programs. Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the topic made the class a lot of fun, and her ability to closely relate the topics to our own work resulted in an extremely useful training for all who attended. Participants came away feeling less pressure to fix their clients’ lives and with the confidence to start helping clients find their own motivation and reach their own goals. A must-have for animal welfare professionals at any level who work with members of the public!"

Youngmee Hahn

Speech Pathologist

“Now that I've had a couple days to process the training experience, I'd like to send you a very heartfelt thank-you. I learned so much and really appreciate your supportive, evocative, affirming instructional style (look at me using my MI vocabulary!) You created an environment where it felt safe to go out on a limb and try new things that felt uncomfortable.  It felt so empowering and inspiring to walk away from your training feeling like I actually have (at least a beginner's version of ) the skills I need to start putting MI into practice.” 

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!"

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

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