Dr. Unger, licensed psychologist, has had a busy private clinical practice for over two decades and is currently located at The Center for Empowerment, Dana Point, CA, USA. She has also been offering online therapy for over 15 years which she does through a number of confidential online counseling/coaching entities. She has held licenses/certifications as a substance abuse, wellness coaching and nutrition. Dr. Unger also served as the 2012 President of Orange County Psychological Association.
Dr. Unger combines her extensive training in Emotional Braining Training (EBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) approaches to treat 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, Adoption and Custody, Gastric Bypass and ADHD evaluations.
Dr. Unger enjoys blending her clinical expertise with her intuition and imagination. Her clients often report improvement physical energy, mental flexibility, emotional mobility, and serenity. She has written scores of articles on the subject mindfulness as is also reflective in her first book "Presence of Mind: Mindful Affirmations." Her other four published self-help books "Calm," "Sleep," "Happy," and "Courage" include 50 mindful and relaxation exercises" combine creative visualization with proven clinical practice. Also, Arlene just completed the drafts for her next two books focusing on space and being at peace which will be available in stores in September 2018.
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.
CURRENT LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: PhD in Clinical Psychology (PSY Licensure); EAP (Employee Assistance Professional); CD (Chemical Dependency); SAP (Substance Abuse Professional); Domestic Violence; Wellness and Health Coaching; Executive Coaching; Nutrition.
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