Jason Unruh, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT #104506

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Jason Unruh, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT #104506

Jason Unruh, LMFT


I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #104506) with over 7 years of clinical experience providing individual, family, group, and couples therapy. In addition to my private practice, I am a faculty member at MiraCosta College working as a mental health counselor.  I received my masters in Counseling Psychology from National University in April 2013.  I have worked in a variety of mental health settings including private practice, community mental health, and college health services. I use a combination of paradigms and interventions to best suit my clients including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.  I view mental health issues and the change process from a holistic perspective that includes the mind-body-spirit connection and social environment. I've worked with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of mental health issues.  My areas of specialty include the following:


• Anxiety
• Depression
• Life Transitions
• Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/Trauma
• Anger Management
• Grief and Loss
• Men’s Issues
• Relationship Issues

Professional License
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #104506)
California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) website: 
www.bbs.ca.gov

Education


National University

• Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.

• Honors distinction with 3.9 GPA.


Professional Work Experience


MiraCosta College Student Health Services |  Oceanside, CA  |  2015-2020 (August-present) 
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern/LMFT Associate Faculty Mental Health Counselor

• Provided therapy to students with a variety of presenting problems including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD, Adjustment Disorders, Social Phobia, and Autism.
• Experienced in treating a diverse student population including LGBTQIA clients and military veterans.
• Conducted assessments and maintained progress notes for all clients to ensure proper documentation of session content and interventions.
• Collaborated client’s care with medical staff, law enforcement, family members, mental health professionals, and other community resources.       


Northern Valley Catholic Social Service |  Redding, CA  |  2013-2014 (October-September)         
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

• Provided therapy to children, adolescents, and families with a variety of presenting problems including ODD, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Adjustment Disorders Social Phobia, and Autism.
• Worked with parents and caregivers with effective parenting strategies and communication and conflict resolutions skills.
• Helped a diverse population of at-risk clients from ages 5-21 including low-income families, homeless, foster children, developmentally delayed children, and children with extensive trauma history.
• Well-versed in billing Medi-Cal including documentation, diagnosis, treatment plan requests, and progress notes.
• Skilled at effective, efficient, and timely documentation including diagnosis, treatment plans, progress notes, safety plans, referrals, CPS reporting, and closure notes.
• Created effective treatment plans with specific, observable goals and evidence based interventions.
• Experienced in helping clients and families in crisis in session and on the phone.
• Collaborated client’s care with doctors, teachers, probation officers, family members, mental health professionals, and other community resources.
• Provided therapy in the office and at the client’s home or school for more accessible treatment.
• Experienced in electronic health records using Anasazi.


Higher Ground Counseling  |  Redding, CA   |2012-2013 (June-October)                          
Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee/Intern

• Provided individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of presenting problems including Depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Autism, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
• Experienced in treating couples, families, and groups with a variety of mental health issues.
• Led an 8-week group for couples struggling in their marriage.
• Created treatment plans and maintained progress notes for all clients to ensure proper documentation of session content and interventions.