Clinical and Wellness Center

Our Treatment Approach
Manhattan/Westchester NY

Clinical and Wellness Center

Our Treatment Approach

Manhattan/Westchester NY

At CBC’s Clinical and Wellness Centers

we are committed to providing a compassionate and safe resource.

Founded by Drs. Lata K. McGinn and Alec L. Millerleaders in the fields of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, CBC is a group of internationally recognized mental health professionals who have pioneered and are experienced in delivering cutting edge treatments to provide clinical and wellness services to the public, custom designed programs for organizations, and continuing education for professionals.

CBT and DBT treatments continue to gain tremendous popularity because they are based on strategies that have been shown to be effective in myriad research studies. These treatments have been shown to help clients learn the practical skills needed to overcome problems that prevent them from reaching their full potential.

At CBC we specialize in CBT and DBT and offer a wide array of programs for adults, adolescents, and children. Many of the common psychological problems we treat cover the spectrum of human emotion and behavior, ranging from depression and anxiety disorders, to achieving greater peace and balance in one’s life – all with the universal goal of creating positive and enduring change. 

Common strategies include but are not limited to chain analyses, case conceptualization, psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring and dialectical strategies, exposure and response prevention, behavior activation, relaxation training, contingency management strategies, attention strengthening skills, habit reversal, communication and interpersonal skills, emotion regulation skills, distress tolerance skills, problem solving and decision-making skills, mindfulness skills, and validation skills.

Learn More About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - CBT
Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT) is  a short-term evidence-based psychotherapy that  is comprised of behavior therapy and cognitive therapy. Behavior therapy traces its roots to early work done by Ivan Pavlov in the early 1900s, and gained prominence in the 1950s. Cognitive therapy was developed by Aaron T. Beck in the 1960s and gained prominence in the 1970s.
 
At CBC we offer Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents and adults who need help managing their emotions, and overcoming problems in their lives. CBT is a comprehensive system of psychotherapy that goes beyond mere self-exploration to help clients learn specialized skills in order to reduce symptoms and problems, improve quality of life, and achieve life goals.

CBT is based on the premise that thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence each other, and in doing so, bring on and maintain negative emotions and psychological problems. Accordingly, CBT approaches help to prevent and treat psychological problems by targeting three main areas to help clients:

 

  1. Identify and label emotions and learn many strategies to accept and regulate emotions.
  2. Become aware and learn a variety of skills to accept and change unhelpful thoughts that cause and maintain negative emotions and behaviors.
  3. Become aware and learn a variety of skills to change behaviors that cause and maintain problematic thoughts and emotions, and prevent clients from leading fulfilling lives.
Thousands of research studies conducted by researchers across the world have shown that CBT is effective in addressing a wide range of problems in children, adolescents, and adults, including depression, anxiety and related disorders (e.g., stress, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, separation anxiety, selective mutism, school refusal), anger problems, problems of inattention, impulsivity or defiance (e.g., ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder), habit disorders (e.g., trichotillomania, skin picking), procrastination, difficulties in problem solving or decision making, social skills problems, somatic problems (e.g., somatic symptom disorder, illness anxiety disorder), thought disorders, eating disorders (e.g., anorexia, bulimia, binge eating), and family/relationship problems. Importantly, CBT has demonstrated success when administered alone, and in combination with medication. Furthermore, research has demonstrated that people who undergo CBT maintain their gains over time even after they stop therapy.
 
CBC Co-founder Dr. Lata K. McGinn has spent her career researching and conducting CBT to understand, prevent, and treat stress, the full range of anxiety problems, depression, and couple conflicts. She has also developed an innovative, evidence-based CBT program to prevent depression and has co-authored two leading books and multiple journal articles. CBC practitioners bring the same commitment to science-based practice, have a highly specialized expertise in CBT, and stay up to date with the latest cutting-edge advances in CBT to help clients manage stress, prevent and overcome problems, and reach their life goals. At CBC, we also believe that clients need an environment of serenity, compassion, non-judgment, and support in order to grow and change.
 
New clients meet with a therapist to discuss their goals and receive an initial evaluation to help develop a treatment plan that is right for them.  CBC therapists can provide individual, family and group therapies and will make specific recommendations from our large array of unique and specialized programs.
Learn More About Dialectical Behavior Therapy - DBT

CBC offers specialized DBT programs for adults, young adults, adolescents and children. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a compassionate, evidence-based type of cognitive behavioral therapy for individuals who have significant difficulty regulating emotions and behaviors and present with multiple problems.

Developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., DBT was originally introduced in 1991 as a treatment for suicidal and self-injurious individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Individuals with BPD are extremely sensitive and reactive to their emotions which often lead to actions such as self-injury, angry outbursts, or abruptly ending important relationships. Although these actions temporarily reduce emotional pain they often wind up causing other problems that can make life even more difficult.

More than 40 different research studies conducted around the world have demonstrated that DBT is an effective treatment for multi-problem individuals. Both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association currently consider DBT to be a first-line treatment for BPD.

As a result of DBT’s success in treating adults with BPD, CBC co-founder Dr. Alec Miller and his colleagues in 1995 began researching and adapting DBT for adolescents and their families. Dr. Miller has become one of the world’s DBT experts and has co-authored 3 of the leading books and treatment manuals used with teens and families. DBT has also been modified for broader use with adolescents with other psychological problems (e.g. impulsivity, disordered eating, substance use, and anger management, to name a few) as well as other settings (e.g. schools, medical settings).

What is DBT in a nutshell? DBT strategically blends behavior therapy (change orientation) with validation (acceptance orientation). DBT teaches all of us that we are doing the best we can AND at the same time we need to learn alternative ways to manage our problems more effectively. Learning how to think and act dialectically helps individuals achieve a more balanced lifestyle which ultimately helps people move toward having a life that feels more meaningful and worth living. Distress, emotional pain, interpersonal difficulties, and behavioral problems such as over-eating, under-eating, using substances, self-injuring, losing emotional and behavioral control, socially withdrawing, or avoiding school or work, can make it incredibly difficult to function normally and lead a life that feels meaningful and worthwhile. DBT targets the issues that cause distress and teaches skills to deal with them without having to resort to maladaptive behaviors.

We welcome all new clients to meet with a Therapist to discuss client’s goals and to conduct an initial evaluation to help develop a treatment plan that is right for you.  CBC therapists can provide individual, family and group therapies and will make recommendations for our large array of unique programs.

Please contact our Director of Intake Services at 212-595-9559 (ext.5) or 914-385-1150 (ext.1), or fill out the form above, with any questions regarding eligibility, for further information, or to make a referral.  If you are a current patient at CBC, please speak to your individual therapist to see how this group may be of added benefit to you.

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At CBC’s Clinical and Wellness Centers

At CBC’s Clinical and Wellness Centers we are committed to providing a compassionate and safe resource.

Founded by Drs. Lata K. McGinn and Alec L. Millerleaders in the fields of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, CBC is a group of internationally recognized mental health professionals who have pioneered and are experienced in delivering cutting edge treatments to provide clinical and wellness services to the public, custom designed programs for organizations, and continuing education for professionals.

CBT and DBT treatments continue to gain tremendous popularity because they are based on strategies that have been shown to be effective in myriad research studies. These treatments have been shown to help clients learn the practical skills needed to overcome problems that prevent them from reaching their full potential.

At CBC we specialize in CBT and DBT and offer a wide array of programs for adults, adolescents, and children. Many of the common psychological problems we treat cover the spectrum of human emotion and behavior, ranging from depression and anxiety disorders, to achieving greater peace and balance in one’s life – all with the universal goal of creating positive and enduring change. 

Common strategies include but are not limited to chain analyses, case conceptualization, psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring and dialectical strategies, exposure and response prevention, behavior activation, relaxation training, contingency management strategies, attention strengthening skills, habit reversal, communication and interpersonal skills, emotion regulation skills, distress tolerance skills, problem solving and decision-making skills, mindfulness skills, and validation skills.

 

Learn More About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - CBT
Cognitive Behavior therapy (CBT) is  a short-term evidence-based psychotherapy that  is comprised of behavior therapy and cognitive therapy. Behavior therapy traces its roots to early work done by Ivan Pavlov in the early 1900s, and gained prominence in the 1950s. Cognitive therapy was developed by Aaron T. Beck in the 1960s and gained prominence in the 1970s.
 
At CBC we offer Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children, adolescents and adults who need help managing their emotions, and overcoming problems in their lives. CBT is a comprehensive system of psychotherapy that goes beyond mere self-exploration to help clients learn specialized skills in order to reduce symptoms and problems, improve quality of life, and achieve life goals.

CBT is based on the premise that thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence each other, and in doing so, bring on and maintain negative emotions and psychological problems. Accordingly, CBT approaches help to prevent and treat psychological problems by targeting three main areas to help clients:

 

  1. Identify and label emotions and learn many strategies to accept and regulate emotions.
  2. Become aware and learn a variety of skills to accept and change unhelpful thoughts that cause and maintain negative emotions and behaviors.
  3. Become aware and learn a variety of skills to change behaviors that cause and maintain problematic thoughts and emotions, and prevent clients from leading fulfilling lives.
Thousands of research studies conducted by researchers across the world have shown that CBT is effective in addressing a wide range of problems in children, adolescents, and adults, including depression, anxiety and related disorders (e.g., stress, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, separation anxiety, selective mutism, school refusal), anger problems, problems of inattention, impulsivity or defiance (e.g., ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder), habit disorders (e.g., trichotillomania, skin picking), procrastination, difficulties in problem solving or decision making, social skills problems, somatic problems (e.g., somatic symptom disorder, illness anxiety disorder), thought disorders, eating disorders (e.g., anorexia, bulimia, binge eating), and family/relationship problems. Importantly, CBT has demonstrated success when administered alone, and in combination with medication. Furthermore, research has demonstrated that people who undergo CBT maintain their gains over time even after they stop therapy.
 
CBC Co-founder Dr. Lata K. McGinn has spent her career researching and conducting CBT to understand, prevent, and treat stress, the full range of anxiety problems, depression, and couple conflicts. She has also developed an innovative, evidence-based CBT program to prevent depression and has co-authored two leading books and multiple journal articles. CBC practitioners bring the same commitment to science-based practice, have a highly specialized expertise in CBT, and stay up to date with the latest cutting-edge advances in CBT to help clients manage stress, prevent and overcome problems, and reach their life goals. At CBC, we also believe that clients need an environment of serenity, compassion, non-judgment, and support in order to grow and change.
 
New clients meet with a therapist to discuss their goals and receive an initial evaluation to help develop a treatment plan that is right for them.  CBC therapists can provide individual, family and group therapies and will make specific recommendations from our large array of unique and specialized programs.

Learn More About Dialectical Behavior Therapy - DBT

CBC offers specialized DBT programs for adults, young adults, adolescents and children. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a compassionate, evidence-based type of cognitive behavioral therapy for individuals who have significant difficulty regulating emotions and behaviors and present with multiple problems.

Developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., DBT was originally introduced in 1991 as a treatment for suicidal and self-injurious individuals diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Individuals with BPD are extremely sensitive and reactive to their emotions which often lead to actions such as self-injury, angry outbursts, or abruptly ending important relationships. Although these actions temporarily reduce emotional pain they often wind up causing other problems that can make life even more difficult.

More than 40 different research studies conducted around the world have demonstrated that DBT is an effective treatment for multi-problem individuals. Both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association currently consider DBT to be a first-line treatment for BPD.

As a result of DBT’s success in treating adults with BPD, CBC co-founder Dr. Alec Miller and his colleagues in 1995 began researching and adapting DBT for adolescents and their families. Dr. Miller has become one of the world’s DBT experts and has co-authored 3 of the leading books and treatment manuals used with teens and families. DBT has also been modified for broader use with adolescents with other psychological problems (e.g. impulsivity, disordered eating, substance use, and anger management, to name a few) as well as other settings (e.g. schools, medical settings).

What is DBT in a nutshell? DBT strategically blends behavior therapy (change orientation) with validation (acceptance orientation). DBT teaches all of us that we are doing the best we can AND at the same time we need to learn alternative ways to manage our problems more effectively. Learning how to think and act dialectically helps individuals achieve a more balanced lifestyle which ultimately helps people move toward having a life that feels more meaningful and worth living. Distress, emotional pain, interpersonal difficulties, and behavioral problems such as over-eating, under-eating, using substances, self-injuring, losing emotional and behavioral control, socially withdrawing, or avoiding school or work, can make it incredibly difficult to function normally and lead a life that feels meaningful and worthwhile. DBT targets the issues that cause distress and teaches skills to deal with them without having to resort to maladaptive behaviors.

We welcome all new clients to meet with a Therapist to discuss client’s goals and to conduct an initial evaluation to help develop a treatment plan that is right for you.  CBC therapists can provide individual, family and group therapies and will make recommendations for our large array of unique programs.

Contact Us To Make An Appointment Or To Make A Referral
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