Laurie Unger

(MA, LPC)

About Me

I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor, "LPC", in the State of Texas since 2010 and was originally licensed in the State of Michigan as an LPC-I (Intern) in 1999. Prior to becoming an LPC I worked as an RN in Maternal Child, ER, Psychiatry and Cardiology. After completing Graduate school, I opened my own practice as well as doing Inpatient, Outpatient and ER Psychological evaluations. My degree is in Pastoral Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary, Detroit, MI. I also hold degrees in Nursing and Psychology.

My counseling style is relaxed, supportive, practical and goal oriented. Methods are eclectic- including using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and exploring the impact of childhood, gender and life experiences that impact thoughts, interpretations and actions. I encourage my clients to keep moving forward, out of their pain, into a self-sufficient and self-affirming existence. My goal is to help you be the best, unique “you”, you can be, and to be able to function at your optimum level.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #66031 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by K.A. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Laurie for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Laurie is a hell of a therapist!!!

She introduced me to my potential and is helping me understand real self-care, not just face masks and bubble baths.  

One of her greatest strengths is her ability to put language around complex issues. She listens carefully, reads between the lines, and asks thought-provoking questions. It's impressive, Laurie often hears what you're too afraid to say out loud and is able to smoothly guide discussions towards issues worth exploring. She knows how to model vulnerability and professionalism simultaneously. 

Sessions are effective, refreshingly honest, and compassionate. She is punctual, bright, and full of insight. It's been a privilege to work with her. I highly recommend Laurie Unger!!

Written by N.I. on Feb 28, 2021 after counseling with Laurie for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Laurie is heaven sent. Just when I felt like giving up on counselling, I was finally matched with someone who understands my needs. I love Laurie's 'boot camp' approach to therapy. Laurie's style is definitely for those who want to take counselling seriously and actually see results! I have been counselling with Laurie for many months now and I'm definitely seeing a difference in my mental state. She is professional, caring, funny and intelligent. Couldn't wish for a better counsellor.

Written by F.I. on Feb 12, 2021 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Laurie is so kind and very knowledgeable. I always feel heard and understood by her, and she offers me interesting and useful insights. Opening up to Laurie comes very easily. Her friendliness and warmth leaves me feeling uplifted and motivated at the end of our sessions

Written by A.A. on Feb 01, 2021 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and coping with life changes

Laurie has been really amazing and supportive. I’m glad she’s working with me.

Written by G.A. on Jan 28, 2021 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’m coming up on a month of therapy and It feels like I finally found the right fit for me. Laurie is very attentive, compassionate and empathetic to my needs and is able to respond in ways that make me feel seen and important. Very grateful for her insight and kindness, I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by S.H. on Nov 03, 2020 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

I'm so thankful that I've been able to work with Laurie! She is kind, thorough, and full of wonderful advice & knowledge.

Written by C.H. on Nov 02, 2020 after counseling with Laurie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions

Very helpful and conversational.

Written by D.A. on Oct 27, 2020 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching,

Laurie is helping me to take control of structures and routines in my life to help me overcome anxiety, ptsd, and manage my major depression. I have never been so pleased with a counselor as I am with her. Her first step with me was to ask about my sleep- which I have been waiting for a doctor to ask me about for years (instead of a here try this pill- her strategy is let’s begin at square 1)... Laurie is logical, rational, smart, warm and understanding. I love working with her and feel her support in my corner because she always chats me back in a timely manner. I am truly so grateful for her guidance and care.

Written by M.A. on Oct 22, 2020 after counseling with Laurie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Back in those days of pandemic and crisis we have been under a lot of pressure and trying to find a way out.
I didn’t believe in take a therapy like in better help even at the beginning I was upset because my therapy was with other person that canceled but I consider myself very lucky to be with Laurie.
She gave me hope from the beginning and even I cut show her more how I really feel, even it’s hard on me to cry to a strange I feel her support.
Sometimes I start to write the way I feel everyday and she remember even those details.
I feel I’m moving forward even if there are some dark says she is always telling me don’t be hard on yourself.
I appreciate she listen to me, and she gave me hope in the way in the words I never imagine this app has such profesional and human very human people!