Arlene K Unger, PhD, Psychologist in Dana Point
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
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Arlene K Unger now - (949) 342-5931


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: WGSP
  • Year Graduated: 1991
  • License No. and State: PSY 15383 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $110 - $120
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • ChoiceCare
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Diffinity Health
  • First Health
  • Great-West Life
  • Health Net
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • PacifiCare
  • RobertT. Dorris
  • USBH
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Universal Behavioral Health
  • ValueOptions
  • WellPoint
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  • Anxiety
  • Eating Disorders
  • Relationship Issues


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Substance Abuse
  • Weight Management

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • 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


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2015
Arlene K Unger, PhD, Psychologist in Dana Point

Arlene K Unger

Psychologist, PhD