At CMC, we know that one size does not fit all!
Our expert psychologists are deeply trained in evidence-based approaches to address a range of issues, and we will work with you to come up with treatment options that best suit your needs. Along with substance use, our clinicians have decades of experience treating trauma, anxiety and other mood disorders, attention issues, and relationship problems.
At CMC, you can participate in individual therapy, couples therapy, or therapy with a group that targets your specific goals; or a combination of any of these. If you have a therapist outside of CMC and would like to continue working with them, that’s OK! We collaborate closely with outside therapists and tailor our work to complement your work with them. If you don’t have a therapist, you will be paired with a clinician at CMC who is trained in the approaches that best address your goals.
We provide individual and group telehealth sessions when appropriate. We also work closely with trusted colleagues who can provide expert psychiatric consultation/medication, nutritional consultation, and other types of wellness support.
Throughout your treatment, we will work with you to identify the family and peer relationships that need to be addressed in order for you to maintain long-term change. Family members are almost always doing the best they can when it comes to offering support, but many lack crucial understanding, skills, and strategies. On top of that, there may be a significant amount of anger, resentment, and hopelessness in a family by the time a person decides to seek help. We will help you constructively engage the people close to you so they can learn how to play a motivating and supportive role in your life moving forward.
Taking the first step toward making a change is a very important moment. While it can feel inspiring to finally ask for help, this step is often accompanied by questions, concerns, and uncertainties. The initial consultation process at CMC is designed to be collaborative, encouraging, informative, and meaningful. An effective plan for change begins with a clear and in-depth understanding of you and the circumstances that have brought you to the point of considering additional support.
As clinicians devoted to providing science-based care of the highest quality, we believe in the importance of accurate assessment to guide and individually tailor your therapy. Your consultation will include a variety of standardized questionnaires as well as a comprehensive interview with a psychologist. This allows us to understand you in a more complete way, including your life circumstances and experiences, relationships, strengths, vulnerabilities, and goals.
The initial consultation will conclude with a collaborative discussion, where we will make recommendations to help you understand all of your options, including individual therapy, group therapy, and/or couples or family therapy—in addition to other resources outside of CMC, if appropriate. We can collaborate with other treatment providers working with you and will invite their input in developing a plan. If together we decide an outside referral is the best option for you, we will work to help you identify and connect with the best possible outside support to meet your needs.
We know how crucial this step can be. We welcome the chance to collaborate with you and offer you our best thinking and experience in developing a way forward that leads to success.
CMC clinicians are trained in a variety of cutting-edge approaches, and we work hard to match you with the person on our team who is trained in the clinical methods best suited to your needs. We will help you clarify the patterns in your life you wish to change and expose you to strategies that can help you implement those changes.
Therapy at CMC is not a passive process; it is active, engaging, and collaborative. Individual therapy is supplemented by our unique behavioral tracking system that gives ongoing feedback on our work together and your progress.
Treatment at CMC is individualized to meet your needs. No matter your motivation level—whether you are reluctant to change or eager for the tools to reach your goals—we will work to design a program that meets you where you are.
There are a wide range of groups available at CMC, and we do our best to help you find a group that best fits your needs. Aside from some specialty groups, groups are no larger than eight people, and they are all run by at least one doctoral-level clinician (usually two).
Our structured groups can be especially useful when you are trying to learn strategies for coping with cravings, regulating emotions, or trying to make new life choices. Our process groups are more open-ended in content and focus on maintenance issues such as relationships, professional life, and life goals. All of our groups incorporate relaxed, non-threatening exposure to mindfulness practices to increase mind-body awareness, an essential skill for beginning and maintaining positive change.