Center for Motivation and Change: Berkshires, New Marlborough, Massachusetts

Last Updated: April 25, 2022

Ahmed Zayed, MD Authored by Dr. Ahmed Zayed
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Center for Motivation and Change Berkshires Overview

The Center for Motivation and Change Berkshires was founded to provide patients in the local region with a way to overcome drug and alcohol addictions. The programs that are offered at this particular institute have all been developed by top psychologists and are based on proven methods that have helped thousands of people already recover from a substance abuse disorder. Treatments offered at the facility does not only provide patients with a safe environment where they can successfully stop abusing drugs or alcohol but also ensures that the patient can be treated for co-occurring mental disorders, such as bipolar disorder and depression, which is quite common among patients that show signs of addiction.

The Berkshires division of the Center for Motivation and Change specializes in providing patients with an inpatient treatment program, ensuring that the patient is not exposed to any particular risk factors that may cause them to relapse back to their addiction during the period in which they are treated for recovery.

Housing at CMC: Berkshires

The Center for Motivation and Change Berkshires provides their services in a beautiful mansion that was built over 100 years ago, on a 200-acre property. The facility has a total of 13 private rooms. Patients are not required to share rooms while they are being treated at this facility, but are rather provided their own room where they can relax without having to share anything with a roommate. All of the rooms available to private patients at this residential treatment site is fitted with all appropriate facilities that ensure the patient can feel comfortable during their stay.

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Treatment Options at Center for Motivation and Change Berkshires

All treatments provided by the Center for Motivation and Change Berkshires are based on inpatient care. Patients are first assessed by a trained counselor to determine how severe their condition is, and whether residential care is the most appropriate treatment option for the specific patient.

The patient will be provided with a range of treatment methods while they undergo residential treatment, such as:

  • Psychotherapy sessions
  • Evidence-based treatment plans
  • Personal coordination
  • Individual and group therapy sessions
  • Medication management

Payment Options at CMC: Berkshires

No extensive details on payment options are provided on the website that represents the facility, which makes it difficult for patients to understand what they should expect when it comes to billing and payment for the treatments that they require to recover from their addictions. Patients who are interested in undergoing treatment at this facility can contact the admissions department to determine if their health care policy would cover the cost of a treatment plan.

The average cost of a 30-day stay at the facility to undergo residential treatment is $32,000. Patients might also be able to arrange for special financing or monthly repayments when they consult with the financial counselor.


No details are provided in regards to the licensing information of the Center for Motivation and Change. We could not find any information that explains whether or not the facility has been licensed by the appropriate state-based authorities and we did not find any details on whether the facility has been accredited by organizations such as the Joint Commission or CARF.

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Amenities at Center for Motivation and Change Berkshires

Each of the rooms that are available at the Center for Motivation and Change Berkshires division is fitted with a single queen-sized bed, along with other convenient amenities, such as closet space and a dresser. Additionally, each room also features an en-suite bathroom for the convenience of the patient. Patients are provided daily meals that are made by a team that consists of a nutritionist and a chef, ensuring that everyone gains access to healthy meals that are well-balanced. It should also be noted that the facility features a gym that ensures patients can stay fit during their treatment.

Staff at CMC: Berkshires

The Center for Motivation and Change Berkshires provide a full list of important staff members that patients may want to know about when they are admitted to the facility for treatment. This can help to make the patient feel more at ease, as they can become acknowledged about the physicians, psychiatrists, and the other medical members that are involved in the development of the treatments that will be used to assist the patient in their recovery.

Jeffrey Foote (Ph.D.)- Co-Founder & Executive Director

Jeff is recognized throughout the U.S. as a clinical research scientist. He focuses on providing patients with evidence-based treatments to help them overcome addictions. He previously served as the Deputy Director of the Mt. Sinai Medical Center’s Division of Alcohol Treatment.

Carrie Wilkens (Ph.D.)- Co-Founder & Clinical Director

Co-author of Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change, an award-winning book. She previously served as the Project Director of SAMHSA. She has also appeared on the Katie Couric Show, as well as Fox News.

  • David Lane (PsyD) – Clinical Director
  • Sarah Feldman (Ph.D.) – Staff Psychologist
  • Tanya Beecher– Clinical Social Worker
  • Benjamin Silverman (MD) – Medical Director
  • Lori Reamer – Registered Dietician

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Published on: October 25th, 2018

Updated on: April 25th, 2022

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