The Mel Bornstein Clinic
is a non-profit mental health clinic
providing psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychiatric services to a wide range of patients. MBC is rare with its ability to provide long term, depth-focused, relational forms of therapy, AND its participation with most insurance (commercial and government sponsored). READ: Many clinics providing depth therapy don't contract with the amount and type of of insurances we do. Often times clinics and providers avoid these carriers due to the bureaucracy and time consuming factors involved.
Sometimes patients have benefits, but they can't use them because their deductibles are so high they won't reach them (outside of a catastrophic emergency). Other times, patients have insurance, but they can't find anyone within their network who will provide the kind of treatment they need. Also, MBC accepts most of the major Medicaid providers, which many clinics decline to do because of the significantly lower reimbursement rates.
READ: We are trying to combat the inequities in the system, because we know they exist.
MBC strives to provide #goodtherapyforall
. It is often discouraging for patients who have had years and years of difficult experiences and have finally sought out therapy - only to be on waiting lists for months, or they are seen for only 6-12 sessions, and/or only provided with monthly "check-ins". These therapies can be only symptom focused, and in adequate 'band-aid' approaches to treatment. READ: We believe in psychotherapy that takes into consideration the whole person: history, personality, relationships, strengths and limitations, allowing the person to the time needed to delve into deeper and more complex matters.
We have an MBC Grant Fund
. This fund underwrites some of the costs for psychotherapy and psychiatry for patients who are uninsured or underinsured, or for those who require more intensive treatment than their insurance may permit. Please consider donating to MBC. Your donation helps patients directly, and indirectly helps the therapists who've dedicated their careers to non-profit work (often less paying and more difficult = higher rates of burnout).
We will take our physical steps to help raise funds to support the emotional steps of our patients. We welcome and appreciate your support.