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, Bereavement, and Career challenges. I am Certified in Problem Solving Therapy (PST).
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LMSW #Licensed Master Social Work (Expires: 2020-08-31)
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You really are a good person and I thank you for being there
Very attentive and helpful
Deborah Unger is very compassionate, supportive and empathetic. She listens and provides amazing feedback and advice. She has a very warm and calm demeanor. I feel safe talking to her about what I’m experiencing.
I can’t say enough about how much Deborah has helped me. She has been incredibly supportive, a great listener, and challenges my ways of thinking and doing, always to my benefit. I feel like she’s my own personal coach and cheerleader!
I am very happy with the help I’ve received from Dr. Unger & hope to continue my path towards healing.
Even though I have only worked with Deborah for a month I found major improvements in my life. Deborah is extremely helpful! She is very kind and understanding of all situations. She has helped me with dealing with big changes in my life and anxiety about it.
Deborah was kind yet firm with me, which worked well to get me to begin taking action to fix my issues, rather than just stagnate with them. Perhaps she treats people differently based on circumstance, but I can't speak to that. Given that the primary medium we used was typing, there was some miscommunication from time to time which needed clearing up, but the phone session I had with her was tremendously helpful. Altogether, my experience with Deborah really helped me move forward and make my life and mind my own again.
She was there for me when I needed help. Thank you.
She has been very kind and makes a big effort to understand everything I say and what I mean when I say it.
Deborah helped me when I was dealing with anxiety and insomnia before sleep. She is empathetic and supportive of people with mood disorders like me. I recommend her if you are dealing with issues related to anxiety.
Deborah is open, honest and very responsive. She is able to keep the dialogue going and makes it a point to check in on you.
Deborah is amazing, in the short time we've known each other she always was there for me as she always says haha. There would be times where something happened and I needed someone to talk and she would always go out of her way to make an appointment, even late at night. She's loving, caring and always listens even asking follow up questions to things I've spoken about last session which I'm grateful for. Thank you Deborah, even though we've known each other for a short time I'll always remember you and the way you've always put things in perspective even if it's not what I wanted to hear. I wish you nothing but love and happiness in life's journey, thank you for everything.
Deborah helped me a lot through some rough months. I was having trouble moving on from a relationship but Deborah guided me through the mixed emotions I was experiencing. She was always there when I needed her the most. Her caring attitude and attention to my issues were perfect in helping me determine the root cause of my problems. Thanks to her, I was finally able to get unstuck and move on.
Deborah helped me very much! She would always check up on me when I would forget to contact her. My favorite thing about Deborah is that one of the last things she would alway say is "I am here for you." That made me feel like she wasn't just doing this for a job, she was really here to help me.
Incredibly vital in a moment of crisis. Quickly understood the root of my problem and helped me understand what I was feeling after a long period of feeling lost in the dark.
Deborah Unger is AMAZING! And no she did not make me say that haha. I have never felt more listened to, more supported, more encouraged in my life, and although that speaks poorly of my current living situation, it speaks wonders for Ms. Unger.
Even at some of my lowest points, I really felt I could share with Deborah my issues and receive legitimate, let's-think-this-through assistance. I can honestly say without her wisdom and know-how, her questions that make you answer, identify, and tackle your problems head-on, and a small dop of care, I wouldn't be on the positive course on which I currently find my life.
Once again, I was able to trust her completely, knowing she would provide not criticism or judgment, but a guiding hand of support. I am very appreciative of her work and hope you continue to have her as a valuable member of your team.
Thank you for your time.
Deborah is an excellent counselor! She is very responsive to my concerns. It was clear from our first sessions that she was making note of everything that is said because she will often ask follow up questions in later sessions. Deborah is very kind and it was immediately clear that she had my best interests in mind because she asked questions to learn about all of my concerns. She has already provided excellent advice and strategies to help me! My life enjoyment and mood has improved dramatically thanks to Deborah!
I think Deborah Unger is excellent and I highly recommend her for counseling.
She is a really good counsellor. She listens to every detail you mention. I am pleased to have her as my adviser. She is more focussed on providing solutions which will make you feel better.
I would like to thank Deborah Unger for her help these last few months. I was feeling overwhelmed with things in my life and Deborah would provide prompt and precise advice and words of encouragement that made me feel better. Just what I needed when I needed it. Thank you!
Deborah is amazing. I was not sure what to expect when I first signed up but was intrigued by Better Help. I absolutely love my messages with Deborah and I value her input and questions. I look forward to continuing our sessions.
Deborah has been working me with for a few months now and has been a real help in teaching me to recognize my own unhealthy thinking patterns. I was working with her for depression and anxiety issues. She has very good insight and is a good listener which has enabled me to learn a lot. She has shown me behaviors and thought patterns I have which are detrimental that I didn’t even know I had, and she also gave me ideas on how to replace the bad habits or thoughts with positive ones. This has been a big help. She is always responsive and always addresses all of my concerns or questions, without leaving anything out. I highly recommend her.
I decided to get help with BetterHelp since I have a busy schedule and could not find anyone who worked around my work and school schedule. I was paired with Deborah Unger and since the moment we exchanged the first few messages, I felt extremely comfortable and at ease. I felt like she truly cared about me, she was able to understand what I was going through and within a few interactions, not only did I feel better about myself, but I started to see my situation in a completely different point of view. She has truly been amazing, talking to her has helped me so much. Deborah - thank you so much for all that you have done for me. You have truly been there for me and I don't think words are enough to thank you for all of your support and your advices and help during my most difficult times.
I’ve only now been involved with Better Health for two weeks, but so far my experience has been very good. My counselor really asks a lot of questions which shows me she wants to understand my individual experience.
I have been receiving help from Deborah Unger through BetterHelp. I would like to say that she has been a brilliant help over the past week and a half that I've been working with her. She's allowed me to view my situation from a different angle, and she's offered excellent and helpful advice to help solve my problems in ways that I've never thought of before. In the past week and a half, she's helped change me into the person I want to be more than I've been able to in the past year, and I'm incredibly thankful for that.
Thank you for allowing Deborah to help people through your platform, and thank you for offering BetterHelp to the public.
Deb was such a great listener. She gave me practical advice which has already helped me make major changes in my life. She was compassionate and prompt. I would definitely recommend her. Thanks again for all your help!
Very realistic and understanding, timely, and responsive. She has helped me do things in a few days that I had struggled with for 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.
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!
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.
This is an amazing service with amazing professionals. I look forward to my sessions each week and have recommended BetterHelp to everyone I know!
Deborah takes the time to listen to me and offer very useful suggestions and advice. She is fantastic!
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.
Deborah is very helpful. She helped me a lot and she was very understanding.
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.
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!
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!
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.
Deborah is very helpful and supportive. She's good at giving suggestions and helping break things down into more manageable tasks. Highly recommend.
Very helpful with everything im going through, makes me see the full picture of whats going on.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you for your help, it was appreciated during a time that I needed it.
Always kind, there and helpful!!
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!
she's very helpful and gives good advice!
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.
She's wonderful! She's very supportive and really helps me to change and improve my perspective.
I've had a wonderful experience working with Deborah thus far, great match!
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.
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.
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.
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!
She has been very open to what Iam trying to convey to her about my feelings
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 :)
Deborah has been very prompt, understanding and kind. She's been a big help to me in a very rough time. :)