Nicole Kosanke, PhD

Director of Family Services Center for Motivation & Change

Nicole Kosanke

Dr. Kosanke is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Family Services, outpatient division, for the Center for Motivation & Change in New York City. She specializes in helping family members of people abusing substances and in the assessment process for families and individuals. Dr. Kosanke has been working in the research and clinical practice of treating substance use disorders for many years and utilizes the principles of CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training), MI (Motivational Interviewing), and CBT (cognitive behavior therapy). She recently co-authored the book Beyond Addiction: How Science and Kindness Help People Change, and contributed to The 20 Minute Guide: A Guide for Parents about How to Help their Child Change their Substance Use.