Melissa  Bronstein

Melissa Bronstein


Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Sharon Not Accepting In-person
Updated January 29, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Stress management
  • Women's issues
  • Chronic illness
  • Perfectionism

Professional statement

Melissa Bronstein is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Massachusetts, where she works with college/graduate students and young professionals. Melissa specializes in supporting motivated young adults who want to improve their relationships, manage stress, and navigate life transitions. Many of her clients identify as high-achievers and are looking for ways to reduce anxiety and increase balance in their lives. Whether it is feelings of uncertainty about a future career path, struggles with self-esteem and perfectionism, or adjusting to a new medical diagnosis or chronic illness, Melissa partners with her clients to identify goals and create a path forward.

Melissa uses an individualized approach that helps her clients identify their strengths and create lasting change in their lives. Her approach to therapy is strengths-based, integrative and client-centered, meaning she tailors sessions to what her clients need most. She incorporates aspects of CBT, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, and Self-Compassion throughout her work, and partners with her clients to create a warm, engaging and collaborative space.

Melissa received her MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work, where she specialized in Advanced Clinical Practice. In addition to private practice, she has 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.

Message to clients

Welcome! Taking the first step and reaching out for help can feel daunting, and my goal is for the therapy process to feel as comfortable and straightforward as possible.

Many of my clients identify as high-achieving young professionals who have “taken all the right steps”, yet are still feeling anxious or uncertain. On paper, they are doing great and seem to have it all together, but inside they’re struggling with feelings of imposter syndrome or like they don’t know if they’re on the right path.

These times of uncertainty, while challenging, can often lead us to stages of significant reflection, growth, and transformation. I aim to create an empowering and nonjudgmental space where you can feel comfortable to enact change and reach your goals.

I'm here to help you gain the tools and skills necessary to thrive in the face of challenges. Together, we will identify your goals and work collaboratively with an individualized and strengths-based approach. 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!

Everyone has a story worth telling, and I consider it a privilege to be able to listen to and learn from my clients.


Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, and anxiety.

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Melissa Bronstein is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 9am-12pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Sharon practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Columbia University School of Social Work, MSW, Advanced Clinical Practice, 2014
Tulane University, BA, Gender and Sexuality Studies, 2011


Massachusetts: 120035