The Mel Bornstein Clinic
For Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy

About

Areas of Practice

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories, identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change, better understand themselves and others, set personal goals, and work toward desired change.

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CHILD & ADOLESCENT THERAPY

Psychotherapy helps children and adolescents in a variety of ways. They receive emotional support, resolve conflicts with people, understand feelings and problems, and try out new solutions to old problems. Goals for therapy may be specific (change in behavior, improved relations with friends or family), or more general (less anxiety, better self-esteem). The length of psychotherapy depends on the complexity and severity of problems.

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FAMILY THERAPY

Family therapy is a type of psychological counseling (psychotherapy) that helps family members improve communication and resolve conflicts.

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TRAUMA

If you’ve experienced a severely stressful or disturbing event that’s left you feeling helpless and emotionally out of control, you may have been traumatized. Psychological trauma can cause you to struggle with upsetting emotions, memories, and anxiety. It can also leave you feeling numb, disconnected, and unable to trust other people. When bad things happen, it can take a while to get over the pain and feel safe again. But with healing therapy and practical coping strategies, you can speed your recovery. Whether the trauma happened years ago or yesterday, you can make healing changes and move forward in your life.

COUPLE'S THERAPY

Couples therapy is a process through which a couple (be they engaged, dating, married, or partnered) works with a therapist to identify specific areas of conflict and/or aspects of the relationship they would like to change, and then works to improve each individual’s understanding and happiness.

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GRIEF AND LOSS

When a person’s grief-related thoughts, behaviors, or feelings are distressing, unrelenting, or incite concern, a qualified therapist may be able to help. Therapy is an effective way to learn to cope with the stressors associated with the loss and to manage symptoms with techniques such as meditation.

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