Deborah  Unger
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Deborah Unger

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, LCSW-C Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Massachusetts, Texas Accepting Online
Updated February 16, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma
  • Weight loss & management

Professional statement

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as 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 (PST). 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.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Weight loss & management - Healthy approaches to weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight; promoting positive body image




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Initial session: $250 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
Therapist's note

Insurance accepted for New York only.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00AM - 8:00 AM CST
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 24 years

AbleTo, Program Therapist, 2021 - Present
Headway, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2021 - Present
Teladoc, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 2015 - Present
Weill Cornell Medicine, Psychotherapist, 2014 - 2019
Weight Watchers, Weight Loss Coach, 2014 - 2017
Memory Training Centers Of America, Memory Clinician, 2013 - 2015

Weill Cornell Medicine, Problem Solving Therapy, 2015
Wurzweiller School of Social Work, MSW, 2000


Licensure

New York: 091652

Massachusetts: 125023

Texas: 108831


Languages

English