The Center for Motivation and Change

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The Center for Motivation and Change

Treatment Center, PhD


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

519 8th Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Call Dr. Carrie Wilkens
(646) 992-5240 x151

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Who We Are

The Center For Motivation and Change (“CMC”) is a unique outpatient private group practice in New York City staffed by a team of experienced psychologists who are driven by an optimism about people’s capacity to change as well as a commitment to the science of change. Our clinicians are all deeply trained in research-supported therapies that target substance use/compulsive behaviors patterns as well the mental health issues that often accompany these problems such a Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)/complex trauma and anxiety/mood disorders.

What We Do

The cornerstone of our clinical approach is motivational: Helping people change must include each individual finding personal and compelling reasons for change, as well as a pathway they can truly endorse. While there are clear and specific tools (e.g., CBT, DBT, mindfulness) to be used in making change, they are not effective unless you have made the often very difficult decision to use them. In providing a respectful and challenging focus on personal motivation and values, CMC clinicians help clients find and engage in a change process that is life-enhancing and long-lasting.

Individualized Care

We can honestly say that every client at CMC is engaged in a treatment process that is designed specifically for them. Services range from intensive group programs to weekly individual therapy, substance specific programming as well as treatment options that address trauma, relationship issues, anxiety and depression. The family services are equally flexible and concerned significant others can participate in a range of services regardless of whether their loved on is in treatment with us or not. All services are grounded in the most effective treatments science has to offer and clients can take advantage of a variety of supports to help them reach their goals.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: New York / 014881

The Center for Motivation and Change's Groups

Intensive Day Program

Our Day Programs (IOP level of care) include two (2) 90 minute, skills-focused groups per day: Dialectical-Behavior Skills, DBT consultation, Positive Communication Skills, Weekend Planning & Outcome, Moving Forward, and CBT-Relapse Prevention. Clients at this level of care are asked to have the goal of abstinence for the period of time they are in the group so they can use skills rather than turning to a substance to cope. Twice-weekly drug testing and breathalyzing. 4-Day Program: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 11-2pm, and Thursday 12-3pm 3-Day Program: Tuesday/Thursday 12-3pm, and Friday 11-2pm

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Skills Groups & Process Groups

We have 15+ free-standing skills and process groups to meet clients needs. Structured skills groups include Harm Reduction/Moderation group, CBT-Relapse Prevention Group, and 5 DBT groups. Process groups are for clients who have had exposure to skills-based groups and are consistently in the maintenance stage of behavior change. They are designed to support ongoing maintenance, while addressing other life stressors, such as work/school, intimate relationships, social supports and self-care. Young Adult Mixed Gender Process Group, Abstinence goals Adult Mixed Gender Group, Abstinence goals Men's Group, Harm Reduction Women's Group.

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Specialty Groups for Anxiety & Trauma

Anxiety Group: Skills-based group that incorporates Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and exposure/CBT to help people relate to and cope with anxiety more effectively. Going into NYC to address anxiety directly and experiential exercises, make this a sometimes scary, but fun group!). Skills Training in Affective & Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) Group is for people who have had traumatic experiences. Clients learn skills to become more aware of (and comfortable with) emotions, develop healthy coping skills for distressing feelings, learn to identify unhealthy relationship patterns and improve current relationships by understanding of the impact traumatic experiences have had on them.

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Location

519 8th Avenue
9th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Call Dr. Carrie Wilkens
(646) 992-5240 x151
Offers video and phone sessions

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Specialties
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Dual Diagnosis
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Programs and Services

Treatment Programs
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Rehab
  • Depression
  • Drug Rehab
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Substance Use
Out / Inpatient
  • Intensive Outpatient Program

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Attachment-based
  • CRAFT Community Reinforcement and Family Training
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Prolonged Exposure & Cognitive Processing Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
The Center for Motivation and Change, PhD, Treatment Center in New York

The Center for Motivation and Change

Treatment Center, PhD