Michael Unger

Michael Unger (he/him)

Clinical Psychologist


I specialize in addressing anxiety and mood-related concerns with approaches that will empower you to improve the quality of your life.

Client Status

accepting clients



At a Glance


Rate: $140-$250

Provides free initial consultation

Practicing Since: 2003


  • Individual

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • First Choice Health
  • MODA
  • Optum
  • PacificSource
  • Providence Health Plan
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My Ideal Client

Are you ready to break free from unhelpful thinking styles and behaviors that are holding you back from living a more fulfilling life? During times of stress do you tend to be too hard on yourself rather than attending to your own needs? Would you like to feel more empowered with effective strategies to better manage worry, low mood, irritability or self-criticism? In therapy you will learn effective coping strategies, empowering you to make changes that will improve the quality of your life.

My Background and Approach

I have twenty years of experience as a professional counselor. Before starting a private practice I provided mental health counseling in university counseling centers, outpatient mental health clinics and health care clinics. I’m fortunate that my foundational clinical experiences were based in New York City. Due to the diversity of the population, I gained a great amount of experience counseling clients from a wide range of backgrounds. Clients that tend to benefit the most from my approach often struggle with excessive worry, rumination, self-judgment, irritability, low mood/motivation as well as increased stress due to relationship, work, academic or health related concerns. I utilize approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy that promote increased self-awareness and self-acceptance. Clients often feel more connected with their own strengths and empowered to cope with stressors through our work together.

My Values as a Therapist

Helping others and embracing diversity are core personal and professional values. I was fortunate to have been raised in a diverse environment in New York City and learned to recognize the strengths in differences. My grandparents participated in the civil rights movement and often cared for those in need. I knew that counseling was my career path soon after I started to take psychology courses in college. When I realized that I could make a living by actively listening, empathizing and utilizing counseling approaches to help others, I didn’t think twice.

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