Steven D Unruh, MDiv, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena
DIVORCE is devastating. As a skilled and trained Divorce Mediator, I specialize in assisting difficult and litigious couples through the entire process of their divorce. With 3 decades of experience, I mediate spousal and child support, investments, properties and pension funds, along with establishing a careful and appropriate parenting plan. My firm prepares all of the legal documentation. Mediation is one tenth the cost of Litigation. The stress, anger, physical exhaustion and emotional pain of the court system takes an enormous toll on ones life. Research shows that a litigious divorce in the courts creates significantly more trauma in children.
We often think that a couple needs to get along in order to mediate - not true. In a few of my divorce cases, the husband and wife had to mediate on separate days. I have also competed and mediated divorces where the couple had already been in the Court system.
When it comes to individual counseling, my specialty is working with MEN. Usually this involves anger, addictions, narcissism and depression. Men have difficulty talking about feeling inadequate. They have been taught to 'figure- it- out' themselves. As men, we struggle with trusting people. The result is often isolation and addictions.
Call or Email Steven D Unruh for a free phone consultation now - (626) 269-2758


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Fuller School of Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 1987
  • License No. and State: Mfc25201 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $170
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: CAMFT
  • Member Since: 1986
  • Certificate: City Attorneys Office- Los Angeles / Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Certificate Date: 2012


  • Family Conflict
  • Depression
  • Narcissistic Personality


  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Divorce
  • Divorce Mediation
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


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

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Couples counseling
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2016
Steven D Unruh, MDiv, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena

Steven D Unruh

Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, MFT