About the Practice

Dr. Bornstein works with individuals, couples, and families doing both short-term and long-term psychotherapy. While some clients seek help with an immediate crisis, a difficult decision, or a transition in their lives, other clients seek to change recurrent patterns of behaving, thinking, feeling, and interacting. Psychotherapy is a process that allows us to understand and improve our relationships, both with ourself and with important people in our lives. Clients come in distressed and often experiencing some combination of anxiety, depression, stress, grief, low self-esteem, and relationship problems. It is an act of courage to ask for help with this distress. Psychotherapy provides a safe haven for exploring feelings, learning to assert oneself with others, finding ways to care for and soothe oneself, and developing secure and satisfying intimacy with loved ones.

Education and Training

2013
Certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples

1983
PhD, Clinical Psychology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Internship – Judge Baker Guidance Center of Harvard Medical School

1978
MA, Clinical Psychology
University of Florida, Gainesville

1975
BA, Educational Studies and Psychology
Emory University, Atlanta

Memberships

American Psychological Association

International Center For Excellence In Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

Georgia Psychological Association - Fellow

Georgia Psychological Association Professional Ethics Committee