Want to join in making a difference? We are raising money to benefit The Mel Bornstein Clinic for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; any donation will help create an impact.
The demand for mental health services is at an all-time high. We are a Clinic providing high-quality psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for the community. Given our mission to serve all community members, patients appropriate for our services are seen, no matter their insurance or financial resources. Patients with limited financial resources are offered reduced fees and grants.
Where will your donation go?
Donations from the Detroit Free Press Marathon are specially marked for our Grant fund. The grant fund helps to underwrite the cost of therapy for patients who couldn't otherwise afford treatment, and/or their deductibles are so high that they can't even begin to utilize their insurance benefits.
Why is the kind of therapy we provide important?
The Mel Bornstein Clinic provides psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Most community mental health centers or other sliding scale clinics provide short-term, behaviorally oriented treatment. While these treatments have their place, the Mel Bornstein Clinic offers a unique opportunity for long-term, in-depth, insight-oriented psychotherapy. This kind of treatment allows patients to make sense of their current struggles in light of earlier childhood experiences, attachments and relationships to promote long-term change. The clinic is dedicated to this form of therapy, as it can be life-changing for patients and communities.
Who are the clinicians providing the treatment?
Our dedicated clinicians are the backbone of our organization. They have chosen to work in a non-profit setting, built less than six years ago from scratch, and are still giving their all. Currently, we have 13 therapists and two psychiatrists working for us, providing the "on-the-ground" (and "on-the-screen") work. Because we are committed to accepting all forms of insurance, many of their reimbursements are below that of their colleagues in private practice or for-profit clinics. Your donation can help support them directly via the grant. One of our goals is to supplement their low fees with grant fund assistance, bringing their rates to an appropriate level given their significant education and experiences.