Clinical and Wellness Center

Wellness Programs

Manhattan/Westchester NY

At CBC’s Clinical and Wellness Centers we are committed to providing compassionate evidence – based treatment programs to address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, lifestyle management and personal development issues.

Not everyone who benefits from cognitive behavioral therapy has a mental health condition.

All of us at times come up against situations that benefit from learning new tools to navigate ones life more effectively. Many of our patients come to us with a specific goal or issue that they want to work towards a focused solution.

Supporting our dedication to the psychology of well-being we have created Wellness Programs for these targeted issues.

Our CBT based programs provide tools that can help anyone better cope with personal challenges, becoming part of a healthy lifestyle, and empowering your life. 

Some of the common wellness challenges we treat are:

Habit Disorders

Habit disorder is the term used to describe several related disorders linked by the presence of repetitive and relatively stable behaviors that seem to occur beyond the awareness of the person performing the behavior.

Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT) and related behavioral techniques were originally developed in the 1970s and since then have been used extensively in the treatment of Tourette Syndrome, tics, nervous habits, stuttering, skin-picking, nail-biting, hair pulling (trichotillomania), thumb- sucking, and other habit disorders.

HRT has four main parts: awareness training, development of a competing response, motivation building, and the generalization of skills. Awareness training helps the person become aware of: the details of the behavior, frequency of the behavior, the earliest signs of the behavior, and all the situations/contexts in which the behavior occurs. Development of a competing response involves replacing the identified behavior with an opposite and usually less noticeable and more socially appropriate behavior. Motivation building requires the client (and caregivers if involved) to make a list of problems caused by the behavior, and with the use of praise and encouragement to continue the progress of using competing responses. Finally, in generalization of skills, the client is encouraged and praised for practicing the new skills in a variety of contexts outside the therapy office (e.g., home, school, public, etc,).

HRT has been developed into a manualized Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), and has been used with children and adults. Manualized treatment lasts anywhere between eight to sixteen sessions, at times adding components such as progressive muscle relaxation, and breathing techniques in order to lower the overall levels of the patient’s distress.

 

Stress Management

A common problem faced by many people ranging from, hard/working professionals, stay at home moms, and students, is high levels of stress. Although stress is a normal response to challenging situations that can help us perform at our best, high levels of stress across time can seriously negatively impact our physical and emotional well-being. Research shows that elevated stress levels are associated with high blood pressure, sleep disturbances like insomnia, weight gain, and emotional difficulties such as anxiety and depression, which can prevent us from performing optimally and reaching our goals. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies provide individuals with the tools necessary to identify and reduce heightened stress levels in the long term in order to decrease anxiety and sadness, and increase productivity and self-efficacy. CBT for stress management begins with a thorough assessment of how one’s thoughts, emotions and behaviors contribute to the development and maintenance of chronic stress. Armed with this understanding of how the client’s stress developed, the CBT therapist assists the client in restructuring patterns of thinking and behavior that maintain the stress and provides the client with a toolbox of coping strategies to manage the physiological arousal associated with stress. Treatment is tailored to each client’s individual needs and specific circumstances and may involve additional interventions such as mindfulness training. Mindfulness training is another evidence based intervention that has shown to decrease stress levels, increase one’s ability to experience pleasure and joy, focus and improve productivity even during challenging times.

 

Parenting

Social Skills Training – Social skills training (SST) is a form of behavior therapy used to help people who have difficulties relating to other people. 

 

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Interpersonal Effectiveness refers to the skills which help us to: Attend to relationships, balance priorities versus demands, balance the ‘wants’ and ‘shoulds’ and build a sense of mastery and self-respect. 

 

Organizational/Time Management

The act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.

 

Career Management

Career management is the combination of structured planning and the active management choice of one’s own professional career. The outcome of successful career management should include personal fulfillment, work/life balance, goal achievement and financial security.

 

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.

Contact Us To Make An Appointment Or To Make A Referral
Contact Us To Make An Appointment Or To Make A Referral

Clinical and Wellness Center

Wellness Center

Manhattan/Westchester NY

At CBC’s Clinical and Wellness Centers we are committed to providing compassionate evidence – based treatment programs to address a wide range of emotional, behavioral, lifestyle management and personal development issues.

Not everyone who benefits from cognitive behavioral therapy has a mental health condition.

All of us at times come up against situations that benefit from learning new tools to navigate ones life more effectively. Many of our patients come to us with a specific goal or issue that they want to work towards a focused solution.

Supporting our dedication to the psychology of well-being we have created Wellness Programs for these targeted issues.

Our CBT based programs provide tools that can help anyone better cope with personal challenges, becoming part of a healthy lifestyle, and empowering your life. 

Some of the common wellness challenges we treat are:

Habit disorders

Habit disorder is the term used to describe several related disorders linked by the presence of repetitive and relatively stable behaviors that seem to occur beyond the awareness of the person performing the behavior.

Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT) and related behavioral techniques were originally developed in the 1970s and since then have been used extensively in the treatment of Tourette Syndrome, tics, nervous habits, stuttering, skin-picking, nail-biting, hair pulling (trichotillomania), thumb- sucking, and other habit disorders.

HRT has four main parts: awareness training, development of a competing response, motivation building, and the generalization of skills. Awareness training helps the person become aware of: the details of the behavior, frequency of the behavior, the earliest signs of the behavior, and all the situations/contexts in which the behavior occurs. Development of a competing response involves replacing the identified behavior with an opposite and usually less noticeable and more socially appropriate behavior. Motivation building requires the client (and caregivers if involved) to make a list of problems caused by the behavior, and with the use of praise and encouragement to continue the progress of using competing responses. Finally, in generalization of skills, the client is encouraged and praised for practicing the new skills in a variety of contexts outside the therapy office (e.g., home, school, public, etc,).

HRT has been developed into a manualized Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), and has been used with children and adults. Manualized treatment lasts anywhere between eight to sixteen sessions, at times adding components such as progressive muscle relaxation, and breathing techniques in order to lower the overall levels of the patient’s distress.

Stress Management

A common problem faced by many people ranging from, hard/working professionals, stay at home moms, and students, is high levels of stress. Although stress is a normal response to challenging situations that can help us perform at our best, high levels of stress across time can seriously negatively impact our physical and emotional well-being. Research shows that elevated stress levels are associated with high blood pressure, sleep disturbances like insomnia, weight gain, and emotional difficulties such as anxiety and depression, which can prevent us from performing optimally and reaching our goals. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) strategies provide individuals with the tools necessary to identify and reduce heightened stress levels in the long term in order to decrease anxiety and sadness, and increase productivity and self-efficacy. CBT for stress management begins with a thorough assessment of how one’s thoughts, emotions and behaviors contribute to the development and maintenance of chronic stress. Armed with this understanding of how the client’s stress developed, the CBT therapist assists the client in restructuring patterns of thinking and behavior that maintain the stress and provides the client with a toolbox of coping strategies to manage the physiological arousal associated with stress. Treatment is tailored to each client’s individual needs and specific circumstances and may involve additional interventions such as mindfulness training. Mindfulness training is another evidence based intervention that has shown to decrease stress levels, increase one’s ability to experience pleasure and joy, focus and improve productivity even during challenging times.

Parenting

Social Skills Training – Social skills training (SST) is a form of behavior therapy used to help people who have difficulties relating to other people. 

Interpersonal Effectiveness

Interpersonal Effectiveness refers to the skills which help us to: Attend to relationships, balance priorities versus demands, balance the ‘wants’ and ‘shoulds’ and build a sense of mastery and self-respect. 

Organizational/Time Management

The act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.

Career Management

Career management is the combination of structured planning and the active management choice of one’s own professional career. The outcome of successful career management should include personal fulfillment, work/life balance, goal achievement and financial security.

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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