CMC:Berkshires is our 13 bed residential treatment center in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts which opened in February 2014. Our residence is a 100 year old stone mansion which, along with a separate 13,000 square foot administration and wellness building, sits on 200 beautiful acres. CMC:Berkshires is a two and half hour drive from both New York City and Boston.
The Center for Motivation and Change has been providing compassionate, collaborative and expert evidence-based treatment for people struggling with substance problems for the last 10 years in New York City and this is our answer to what residential addiction treatment can be. CMC founders, Jeff Foote, PhD and Carrie Wilkens, PhD teamed with Carrie’s husband Will Regan, leveraging his 25 year hospitality development career, to create this special place. CMC:Berkshires operates under the direct, onsite leadership of Dr. Foote as well as Clinical Director David Lane, PsyD, who has been a senior CMC clinician since 2006.
We are driven by optimism about people’s capacity to change and by our commitment to the science of change. Mountains of evidence support us in this optimism. Those tenets of practice are our foundation at CMC, and are part of our larger vision: to change the conversation about substance use from stigma to growth, from deficits to strengths, from shame to pride, and from ideology to evidence.
With CMC:Berkshires we expand on our evidence-based foundation that has been so important in our outpatient care: a focus on the development of a life that sustains positive change. In this spectacular Berkshires setting, in addition to individual and group treatment, we provide clients with ongoing exposure to and practice in life-enhancing activities. These include nutritional and food preparation consultation, exercise in our wellness facility or yoga and meditation in our yoga studio with certified and expert practitioners. We offer outdoor experiences with certified adventure-based coaches along with pleasurable activities such as bodywork in our two bodywork rooms or off site cultural and recreational activities of which there is no lack in the Berkshires!