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Liana Unger, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Parenting issues Depression
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About me

Hello, it's nice to meet you. One of the most important parts of therapy is that you feel comfortable with the professional you work with – that you feel like you will eventually be able to trust and open-up to them. So, let me begin by sharing a little bit about myself and how I work.

I believe I have the skills and expertise to listen and work with you in a caring partnership. As a psychologist and Clinical Social Worker (LCSW 76693), I have 11 years of experience providing clinical services in multiple settings, including private practice, schools, and intensive treatment facilities. I help people of all ages, sizes, genders, and orientations and will tailor my approach to you as an individual to honor your particular needs, circumstances, and goals.

Throughout the course of my career, my professional commitment has always been to provide safety and understanding while offering challenges that encourage growth. I utilize a strength-based approach to treatment along with unconditional positive regard for my clients, and transparent and clear communication about the process of therapy. Within this framework, those I work with examine attachment and relational dynamics, reflect on cognitive distortions and false narratives, find and acknowledge internal and external resources, and learn about behavior modifications to create lasting change.

It takes great courage to seek help and support, but as daunting as it may be, doing so shows you have enough insight to know you could use some help and encouragement in reaching your goals! Working through challenges can be difficult but it is also greatly rewarding! I strive to form relationships with my clients that are built on trust, collaboration and respect. As we work together in this way recovery, healing, and growth begins to take shape and richer, more satisfying lives and relationships become more feasible.

Professional experience

11yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Personality Disorders, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

License information

CA LCSW 76693


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Liana Unger. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Liana is the best therapist I've ever seen.

Written on Oct 16, 2021 after therapy with Liana for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Liana is a great therapist. She listens and takes time to understand you. She is also good at referring back to things you have discussed in previous sessions and asks very good and insightful questions

Written on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Liana for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management