Arlene Unger, PhD
Dr Arlene K Unger has a busy private clinical practice located at The Center for Empowerment, Dana Point, CA, USA and has been active in online therapy for several years and the mental health profession for several decades, having held licenses/certifications as a Speech Pathologist (SP), Marriage, Family and Child Counselor (MFCC), Dance Therapist (ADTR), and currently Clinical Psychologist (PSY licensure) and Certified Wellness Coach, and Nutritionist.
Dr. Unger uses both Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) approaches to treating children/adolescents, individual adults, couples and families. She provides both children and adults with solution focused psychological counseling for a wide spectrum of clinical disorders and/or behavioral concerns. She has extensive experience in conducting Fitness for Duty, Employee Assistance Manager Referrals, Return-To-Work, Substance Abuse evaluations, Adoption and Custody, and Gastric Bypass evaluations.
Dr. Unger, and her husband Stefan Unger, PhD, started Real Psych Solutions in February 2009 to provide practical Self-Help materials based on professional mental health counseling and wellness/lifestyle/executive coaching and to explain the appropriate roles for Self-Help, coaching and counseling. Dr Unger is the author of numerous articles at the website.
CURRENT LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: PhD in Clinical Psychology (PSY Licensure); EAP (Employee Assistance Professional); CD (Chemical Dependency); SAP (Substance Abuse Professional); Domestic Violence; Neuropsychological Testing; Wellness and Health Coaching; Executive Coaching; Nutrition
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Picking the Right Therapist: When, Which and How
Benefit from over 25 years of experience with very practical information: What's the difference between Self-Help, Coaching and Counseling? What are the different types of mental health Therapists, their methods, training and areas of specialization. How to get the most out of your sessions. Many useful charts. Two free bonus articles.
Mind-ing Your Body - Mending Your Cravings
The key to wellness is to be aware of what your body is telling you. This awareness can support a healthy body and one's self-esteem and overall sense of well-being. Exercise and your relationship with food are critical. The trick is to select an appropriate level of exercise and to understand the difference between food cravings and food needs.
Many Checklists, Activities and Bonus Materials.
GETTING PAST YOUR PAST - What can you do with the memories that haunt you?
Are you STUCK in the PAST? How to get closure on the events that are preventing your happiness and growth. Vivid memories can be out-of-control and take over your life. Caught in a vicious cycle with the past, our emotional growth becomes stunted.
This insightful article by Dr Arlene K Unger, (PSY) discusses how to move beyond your past, steps to forgiveness, and has exercises and bonus article
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