Deborah Unger

(LMSW)

About Me

I have been a Licensed Master Social Worker for over 10 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Sports Performance, Memory Loss, Weight Loss, Substance Abuse, and Career challenges. I am Certified in Problem Solving Therapy (PST). I also helped many people who have experience caring for loved one who was dying and then the grieving process thereafter.

My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines Cognitive-Behavioral, Humanistic, Psychodynamic and problem solving therapy. I will tailor our dialogue and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.

It takes courage to seek for a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!

Disclaimer: I don't work with court appointed cases. Additionally, I will not go out of the boundaries of this forum to write letters on your behalf for various issues.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship, Family, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Anger, Career, Bipolar

Years of Experience: 10

Licensing

LMSW #Licensed Master Social Work (Expires: 2020-08-31)


Reviews

Written by K.E. on Jan 12, 2018 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career

Very realistic and understanding, timely, and responsive. She has helped me do things in a few days that I had struggled with for months.

Written by R.A. on Dec 29, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

Deborah is quick to get to the root of your issue and provide support. Highly recommended.

Written by M.A. on Dec 05, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 2 months

She has been a very supportive and flexible counselor. From what I have seen, she really puts extra effort into accommodating her patients and making them feel heard. I would definitely recommend her to others in need of counseling.

Written by R.A. on Nov 03, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Deborah is super helpful and great at giving you the tools to get yourself in gear. I really appreciate her, she’s really a big help!

Written by K.A. on Nov 01, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, and sleeping

Deborah is amazing. Shea quick to repaint and always willing to hop on the phone when in need to have a conversation. It’s so great to have someone there for you constantly and not only give great advice, but make you think about things in a different way.

Written by T.H. on Oct 26, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 9 months on issues concerning relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and career

This is an amazing service with amazing professionals. I look forward to my sessions each week and have recommended BetterHelp to everyone I know!

Written by B.R. on Oct 24, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, sleeping, and self esteem

Deborah takes the time to listen to me and offer very useful suggestions and advice. She is fantastic!

Written by R.O. on Aug 28, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, and career

Deborah always goes above and beyond. She's been a big help and understands my needs. I really enjoy working with her and always look forward to our next session.

Written by Y.U. on Aug 07, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Deborah is very helpful. She helped me a lot and she was very understanding.

Written by V.I. on Aug 01, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning grief

Deborah has been supportive and kind as I worked through some delayed grief issues. She has put me on the right track with helpful tools and suggestions.

Written by D.A. on Jul 30, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger

Deborah has helped me a lot in dealing with my anxiety and anger issues. I am already seeing improvement in myself emotionally which is great!

Written by S.H. on Jul 06, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 1 month

I turned to a BetterHelp due to having significant problems with paralyzing anxiety all day, every day. I was paired with Deborah, who immediately showed so much sensitivity and understanding to my situation, and with great wisdom offered a very simple solution that has done wonders to my whole demeanor: start with a couple of short sessions a week.

After doing that, I noticed how much I have been taxing myself and drowning myself with expectations. I have become so much happier. This also had effects on my social life, as I am naturally an introvert, but then, since I started paying attention to my anxiousness and levels of over-saturation on a daily basis and not allowing myself to get to those places, I became much more social.

The effects that Deborah's counseling has had on my life have far surpassed any expectations that I've had. I also began this process skeptical of the medium after years of talk-therapy, and now am willing to vouch for it wholeheartedly.

I am very grateful for a BetterHelp's sensitive questionnaire that allows patients to be paired with appropriate counsellors - it was certainly the case for me, and I couldn't be happier I was paired with Deborah.

Thank you for all of your service, and thank you Deborah, for making such a profound difference in my life!

Written by I.S. on Jun 20, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Mrs. Unger is great, she always thinks of ways to help me, even when I am struggling to accept her ideas. She always thinks about other ideas that might help me instead.

Written by N.A. on Jun 13, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and family

Deborah is very helpful and supportive. She's good at giving suggestions and helping break things down into more manageable tasks. Highly recommend.

Written by A.S. on Apr 13, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, and self esteem

Very helpful with everything im going through, makes me see the full picture of whats going on.

Written by C.H. on Apr 05, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and intimacy-related

Deborah is helpful. She listens, and gives suggestions to to work through difficulties, the first time I spoke with Deborah I recognized she had a very calming spirit.

Written by I.S on Mar 26, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I like to work with Deborah.
She understands me, support and encourage me to achieve my goal.
I really like the fact that she is finding the time to talk to me almost everyday.

Written by A.R on Mar 07, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and grief

She is super helpful and responds super quickly as well. She gives good advice, and is very nice when I talk to her about my problems.

Written by L.O on Feb 24, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, self esteem, and bipolar

Thank you for your help, it was appreciated during a time that I needed it.

Written by S.A on Feb 22, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Always kind, there and helpful!!

Written by D.A on Feb 18, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning relationship, family, and anger

Deborah is an amazing counselor. She offers insight, reflection, and compassion. She also makes suggestions that are easy to implement in day to day life so you can really work on the things that you know you need to work on and make practical changes. I highly recommend her!

Written by L.I on Feb 13, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, sleeping, and self esteem

she's very helpful and gives good advice!

Written by N.I on Feb 12, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Deborah has been a great help for me. She responds to my messages fairly promptly and has also provided me with concrete strategies to deal with my problems. Her suggestions have been helpful to me so far.

I am liking the format of online counseling better than ordinary counseling. It is easier for me to express my problems through a combination of emails and conversations. I am able to articulate certain thoughts better when it's in an email rather than in a conversation and vice versa.

Written by S.M on Feb 07, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

She's wonderful! She's very supportive and really helps me to change and improve my perspective.

Written by T.H on Feb 06, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, eating, self esteem, and career

I've had a wonderful experience working with Deborah thus far, great match!

Written by M.I on Jan 16, 2017 after counseling with Deborah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

This is a very different way of conducting therapy sessions but it totally works for me. It works for me because I can respond at a time when I need help the most and not at an appointed hour. The best part is Deborah, who is so responsive that she always seems to be on my personal time clock. She asks lots of pertinent questions and helps me find strategies.
It has been a few weeks and I look forward to continuing our talks. She is terrific.

Written by J.E on Dec 30, 2016 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, eating, sleeping, and self esteem

I had been looking for an old fashioned in-person therapist to no avail, and took a chance with BetterHelp's more modern approach. Deborah Unger was recommended, and I'm so thankful. I have only been working with Deborah for about a month, but I've already seen a major improvement on my outlook and perspectives. She is honest and straightforward, yet very understanding and sensitive. Additionally, she goes out of her way to make herself available.

Written by M.A on Jan 04, 2016 after counseling with Deborah for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, and depression

Deborah Unger has been very helpful. She is very patient and seems to understand my situation very well, and has some great suggestions. In just a few sessions with her, I am already starting to feel better.

Written by L.A on May 08, 2015 after counseling with Deborah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and depression

It takes a little while to adapt to this type of counseling for both the counselor and the counseled, however, Deborah shows a genuine interest, asks questions and provokes thought. She has been helpful in a very difficult situation that is very sensitive. We have not even gotten into my core issue yet, one problem at a time. Thanks Deborah!

Written by M.E on Feb 26, 2015 after counseling with Deborah for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, eating, and depression

She has been very open to what Iam trying to convey to her about my feelings

Written by M.A on Feb 06, 2015 after counseling with Deborah for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and depression

i would just like to write to say how much deborah has helped me in the past 2 weeks since i signed up for better help. i have been going through a difficult time in my life and had a therapist before but with my schedule is was so difficult to be able to go to an appointment.. but with better help.com it allows you contact when is convenient for you and the therapists get back to you so often that you feel like you're in constant contact and when you need them their there... its been an amazing experience for me and have actually recommend it to others that have had the same issue with scheduling things... i actually don't know what i would do with out it.. i will continue to use it as much as i can and feel the need for support... and that's what I've gotten the most is the feeling of support in the most positive ways :)

Written by L.A on Nov 19, 2014 after counseling with Deborah for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, grief, self esteem, career, and depression

Deborah has been very prompt, understanding and kind. She's been a big help to me in a very rough time. :)