Christina Unruh, MSW, LCSWA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cary
Loneliness and isolation are at the root of mental health problems. I specialize in helping adults and adolescents achieve healthy relationships and increase social skills. I will give you a nonjudgmental space where you can share your deepest thoughts and emotions safely. I am intensively trained in treatments that are well supported by research: DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) for help with depression, intense emotions, suicidal ideations, and harmful behaviors, and Exposure Therapy for anxiety, panic, and trauma. I also specialize in families and couples who are coping with addiction, chronic illness, parenting problems, and autism spectrum disorders.
Dialectical Behavior therapy is a skills-based treatment that addresses the unique ways that thoughts, emotions (and our efforts to avoid them) can increase stress, panic attacks, anxious or depressed mood, suicidal ideations, and urges to self harm or use drugs. It is especially helpful for social and relationship problems.
I am available for sessions throughout the week including evenings and weekends. My practice is private and confidential, and scheduling/payment is easy through HIPAA compliant texting software. I will provide a superbill for out-of-network insurance.
Call or Email Christina Unruh for a free phone consultation now - (919) 883-4971


  • School: East Carolina University
  • License No. and State: P009646 North Carolina


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: The Linehan institute Behavioral Tech, LLC / Intensive Training
  • Certificate Date: 2015
  • Certificate: Treatment Collaborative, LLC / DBT Adv. Exposure Therapy
  • Certificate Date: 2017


  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Self-Harming
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017
Christina Unruh, MSW, LCSWA, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Cary

Christina Unruh

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSWA