Arlene K Unger

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today
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(949) 342-5931 Website

Arlene K Unger

Psychologist, PhD

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

The Center for Empowerment
34145 Pacific Coast Highway
#821
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 342-5931
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

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About

Change is an inevitable part of life. The lack of change or too much change can overwhelm us and derail our growth. No one escapes hardship and stress. During these times we need the trust, respect, and empathy of an impartial professional especially when family and friends are just too close to the matter. With more than 20 years of clinical practice, I've found that the healthier person reaches out for help beyond their immediate sphere. I see myself as a guide facilitating my patients' healthy risk taking and helping them manifest their visions for a better future.
As a cognitive-behavioral therapist (CBT), including Mindfulness-based (MBCT), I focus on identifying stressors, overcoming blocks and finding solutions. I encourage "self" awareness, acceptance, acknowledgement and appreciation. The most rewarding part of my work is to see people change, move on and reach their full potential.
As a Clinical Psychologist I hold numerous certifications: Nutrition, Lifestyle and Wellness Coaching, Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence, Neuro-Psychological Testing, and Employee Assistance. In addition to face-face session, I can offer on-line coaching/counseling through my web pages, see DrArleneUnger.com

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $110 - $120
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CHIPA | College Health IPA
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • ComPsych
  • Diffinity Health
  • First Health
  • Great-West Life
  • Health Net
  • MHN | Health Net
  • Magellan
  • RobertT. Dorris
  • USBH
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Universal Behavioral Health
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 25 Years
  • License: California / PSY 15383
  • School: WGSP
  • Year Graduated: 1991
I hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology and was extensively trained in both cognitive behavior, psycho-dynamic and Telehealth psychotherapy.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Wellcoaches Inc. / 01226
  • Certificate Date: 2006
  • Certificate: Program Services - Substance Abuse Professional / 20-340411
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Location

The Center for Empowerment
34145 Pacific Coast Highway
#821
Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 342-5931
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Child
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Substance Use
  • Weight Management
Mental Health
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Play Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021
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Arlene K Unger

Psychologist, PhD