The Center for Motivation and Change (CMC) is a unique, private group practice of dedicated clinicians and researchers in New York City specializing in the treatment of substance use and compulsive behaviors. As a group of dedicated clinicians and researchers, we are driven by an optimism about people’s capacity to change and a commitment to the science of change.

The cornerstone of our treatment approach is motivational, helping each client find a path toward change they can truly embrace. Then we provide the structure and tools to pursue that path. Through the use of respectful, flexible, evidence-based approaches, we address issues ranging from problems to dependence and work to help each individual clear the often difficult obstacles to effective, life-enhancing, and long-lasting change.

The Center for Motivation and Change (CMC) is committed to providing non-ideological, evidence-based, effective treatment. We are a group of experienced psychologists who take pride in our collective record of clinical research and administrative experience.

As practitioners first, we have endeavored to create a group practice that provides accessible and inviting treatment to those considering difficult change in their lives, as well as to the loved ones supporting them.  As research scientists, we are committed to utilizing the most cutting–edge techniques available. We are also committed to staying current with the many advances being made in the field of clinical research.

At CMC, we believe this commitment to both the humanity and science of change has allowed us to create a unique, compelling, and inspiring environment in which to begin the process of change.

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