Chico, California is located in the Northern Sacramento Valley, approximately ninety miles north of Sacramento on Highway 99, in Butte County, east of Interstate 5. Chico is known as a city that values infrastructure and services, while maintaining a special sense of community and small-town living. Chico has developed into a vibrant regional center for business, recreation and cultural activities.

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a part of .

Motivational interviewing is a form of collaborative conversation for strengthening a person's own motivation and commitment to change. It is a person-centered counseling style for addressing the common problem of ambivalence about change by paying particular attention to the language of change.

It is designed to strengthen an individual's motivation for and movement toward a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the person's own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.