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Melissa Bronstein Psychotherapy, LICSW

Melissa Bronstein specializes in working with motivated young adults who want to improve their relationships, manage stress, and navigate life transitions. She has a particular interest in working with young women who are coping with chronic illness. Melissa uses an individualized approach that helps her clients identify their strengths and create lasting change in their lives.

Specialties
  • General Mental Health
  • Life Transitions
  • Personal Growth and Self-Esteem
  • Chronic Illness, Pain and Sleep Disorders
  • General relationship challenges (family, friends, co-workers)
Finances
  • $ $ $ $ $
    $140-200
  • Sliding Scale
    A sliding scale is a range of out of pocket fees that providers accept based on financial need.
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Aetna
  • UMR
  • Oscar
  • UHC Student Resources
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Out-of-pocket
Locations
Licensed in
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  • Massachusetts
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Provider
Profile
“My approach to therapy is relational and collaborative and I view myself as a partner for my clients rather than an expert.”
What was your path to becoming a therapist?
I have always been drawn to storytelling and connecting with those around me. Since receiving my MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work, I have worked in a variety of clinical settings, ranging from trauma counseling and healthy relationship promotion in New York City public schools to coaching and community-based work with adolescents, caregivers, and young professionals. Throughout my work, I have been amazed by the resiliency of my clients. I developed a particular interest in working with young women and professionals in their 20s and 30s who are navigating life transitions. My own experience with chronic illness in my 20s led me to develop a unique understanding of the obstacles young people with health conditions face, and I am committed to helping my clients gain the tools and skills necessary to thrive in the face of challenges.
What should someone know about working with you?
Taking the first step and reaching out for help can feel daunting, and my goal is for the process to feel as comfortable and straightforward as possible. After an initial phone call to see if we’re a good fit, we’ll spend our first sessions getting to know one another and understanding more about your history and reasons for seeking therapy. Some people come to therapy with specific goals and action-items that they would like to work on, and others are seeking a general space to explore challenges. Together, we will identify your goals and work collaboratively. I use an integrative and individualized approach that combines aspects of CBT, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness while tailoring every session to your preferred style. Through our work, we will spend some time exploring your past while also ensuring that we’re taking action-oriented steps to keep you moving forward!
How do your core values shape your approach to therapy?
As a social worker, access to equitable and effective mental health care is something that I care deeply about. Everyone has a unique history and story, and I consider it a privilege to be able to listen to and learn from my clients. My approach to therapy is relational and collaborative and I view myself as a partner for my clients rather than an expert. I aim to create an empowering and nonjudgmental space where people feel comfortable exploring their inner lives and enacting change so that they can become the fullest possible versions of themselves.
What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?
I am so excited that telehealth is becoming more widely used and accepted! I love providing therapy virtually and appreciate that it allows for expanded access. I can work with clients who live anywhere in Massachusetts and am able to connect with clients who otherwise wouldn’t have been able to see me. Without the constraints of a commute, clients have more flexibility in scheduling and find it easier to fit therapy into their busy days.
“I aim to create an empowering and nonjudgmental space where people feel comfortable exploring their inner lives and enacting change so that they can become the fullest possible versions of themselves.”
Interested in speaking with Melissa?