Therapeutic Focus

Drawing on many years of experience and diverse training, every single client has an individualized treatment plan that emphasizes the specific solutions and skills most suited to their particular situation. No dogma, just a focus on realistic solutions!

Here are some of the types of issues that Dr Unger sees most often, typical goals and the general therapeutic methods and techniques that she draws on in customizing a specific treatment plan for each individual client.  See Abbreviations below.


Learn to cope with relationship dilemmas and manage conflict, build empathy and enhance intimacy.  {MBCT; MMLT}

Children/Adolescent Attention/Conduct and Parenting

Learn to cope with behavioral/learning concerns and to stay motivated and confident.  {MBCT; MBSR}

Depression, Anger, Guilt and Grief Management

Learn to deal with regrets, disappointments and abandonment, to accept the reality of my situation and to manage the past while building a new foundation for the future.  {MBSR; EBT}

Eating, Addiction and Impulse Control Disorders

Learn to manage cravings/urges as well as harmful food restriction/elimination, to better self-regulate and to deal with my internal or external triggers.  {WC; MBSR; ACT}

Anxiety, Phobia, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Learn to cope with daily stressors and to reframe, or redirect, negative emotions.  {MBCT; ERPT; EBT}

Life Adjustment, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Post-Partum Depression

Learn to cope with daily living and to regain personal stamina and a reason for living.  {EBT; WC; MBCT; DBT; MI}

Abbreviations – Therapeutic Techniques

ACT: Acceptance Commitment Therapy
CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
DBT: Dialectal Behavior Therapy
EBT: Emotional Brain Training
ERPT: Exposure & Ritual Prevention Therapy
MBCT: Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
MBSR: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
MMLT: “Mastering the Mysteries of LoveTherapy
MI: Motivational Interviewing
WC: Wellness Coaching