Dr. Monica Borschel
Dr. Borschel is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. She graduated with her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University in New York City. She later moved to Hong Kong to pursue her doctorate at the University of Hong Kong in Social Work and Social Administration and is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Family Therapy Academy and the Hong Kong Family Law Association (HKFLA).
Children Play and Art Therapy
Children between the ages of 4 and 12 are able to better express and heal through art and play therapy. Play and art therapy is healing for children with behavioral and emotional issues such as bullying, being bullied, trauma, loss, conflict, divorce, anxiety and depression. I use an attachment based model to act as a safe and secure base for your child.
Therapy for Teenagers
Teenagers undergo unique societal and academic pressures. Teenagers who are feeling lost, rejected, isolated or confused about who they are might resort to drugs, self-harm or crime. Often teenagers require a safe space outside of the home where they can express and find themselves. I provide this space by allowing the teenager to feel unconditional positive regard.
Individual Talk Therapy
Your mental health is key to leading a happy and fulfilled life. Talking to a therapist can be helpful because it is in a safe and non-judgmental environment. This type of environment allows you to feel free to express your emotions, desires and stresses without it damaging your self-esteem or relationships with others. Speaking to a therapist can enable you to understand yourself and others better.
Therapy for the Family
The family is the most important social support system. As a family you might find yourself in a place of conflict or in a place of loss. It is time to seek help if your family has communication problems, conflict, anxiety, depression, child custody disputes, loss of a family member or loss of a close other. My goal is to enable the families to heal within themselves, finding security and safety within the family unit.
Latest Blog Articles
Emotions and moods such as grief, rejection, loss, trauma, anger, anxiety and depression can feel confusing and overwhelming. Sometimes we try to avoid the pain, which in turn can deepen the mood. Often the pain is magnified by the narrative or story that we tell ourself.
The world seems to be moving faster, and competition seems to be building. Students today are often overstimulated and overwhelmed with academic pressure and social pressure brought on by social media. Here are some pointers to help your student at home.
The difference between shame and guilt is that guilt tells us that our behaviour was wrong, where shame tells us that as a person we are horrible.
Exercise reduces anxiety, stress and depression and increases our focus and energy.
Finding the right partner requires patience, confidence and perseverance.
Parents and teenagers often get frustrated with one another because they feel as if they are misunderstood and unheard.