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Larry Unger is a psychotherapist in private practice with offices in Midtown Manhatttan and Great Neck, N.Y.

He is Board Certified as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has over 30 years experience treating individuals, couples and families.

Specializations include:

      Panic and Stress Disorders

      Marital and couple issues

      Work related problems

      Alcohol and Drug Abuse

      Parent-child conflict

Faculty appointments:

Columbia University,
Fordham University,
New York University,
Long Island Educational Institute,
Martha Selig Educational Institute.

He has taught and supervised professional staff and
graduate students in clinical diagnosis and treatment using cognitive-behavioral,
psychodynamic and family systems models. He has also led treatment groups for clinicians and clients.


Mr.Unger offers numerous seminars for business and industry on topics including

  • Managing Stress at Work
  • Effective Communication for Managers
  • Time Management

Clients include Chase Bank,US Trust, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Federated Department Stores.

He presents publlic and civic programs to audiences such as The Learning Annex,

Jewish Family Life Education, Parents Without Partners. Topics include:
  • Success!
  • Stop Procrastinating Now
  • Effective Parenting
  • Stress Management                                            
In addition to his private practice, Mr.Unger has served the New York community is a variety of clinical positions, most recently as the
Director of Youth Counseling League. This innovative mental health program serves more than 300 High School students in 12 schools
and is administered by the Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services.
Mr. Unger worked for JBFCS for over 20 years.


I've been very fortunate to have been trained by some of the brightest leaders in the field for the past 30 years, including:

Dr. Daniel Malamud,
Olga Silverstein,
Harris Peck,
Dr. Eugene Glynn,
Arthur Leader,
Dr. Rebeccah Shannock,
Dr.Bessel van der Kolk.

MSW, SUNY at Buffalo, School of Social Work
BA , The City College of New York.

License, Certifications & Awards:

National Board Certified (BCD)
Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW)

Additional Training:

Gestalt Institute Buffalo, NY
Gestalt Institute, NYC
Martha Selig Institute
Family Institute of Westchester
NYS Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services
Rational Emotive Center

Professional Activities and Memberships:

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Psychotherapists


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