Dana is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Idaho with 30 years of experience in the counseling field.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Pitzer College in Claremont, California and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from California State University at Long Beach.

Her experience is vast and varied covering work in psychiatric hospitals, to counseling in the schools to private practice.  She has been a guest lecturer over the years at several colleges and universities and teaches ethics  in the counseling field.  Dana is the former Ethics Chair of the Idaho Mental Health Counselor’s Association as well as  president of that organization from 2011 to 2012.  Dana currently serves on the Ethics committee of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and is the Ethics liaison for the American Psychotherapy Association.

Dana is a Fellow in both the American Psychotherapy Association and the American College of Forensic Examiners International.  She is a certified Relationship Specialist, a Diplomate in the American Board of Forensic Counselors and is a Board Certified Professional Counselor. She has been designated by the National Board of Certified Counselors as a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

Dana Hunt Unruh MS,LCPC, FAPA, CCMHC
Dana’s Private practice focuses on adults, those suffering or recovering from cancer and their family members, and victims of violent crime. As a recent cancer survivor herself, Dana believes it is essential that cancer patients and their families have a safe environment to process this experience. Her therapeutic philosophy centers on each person’s individual life journey and helping people to stay on the path of that life journey.  The emphasis is on assisting each person in defining and achieving their own goals.  Her approach is cognitive in nature, reality based, directive, and sometimes educational.
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Dana has experience and training in the following areas:

TraumaRelationshipsCrime Victims
Adults Communication skills    Parenting skills
Couples      Life adjustments    Pre marital and marital issues
Anxiety       Depression

All new clients please read, download , fill out and bring with you to your first appointment the following forms and information sheets.  The privacy Rights are available to you here on the website and in the office if you wish to have a copy.  If you decline the Rights Notices please sign and bring with you the waiver form stating as such.  Thank you.

New Forms Coming Soon!

Thank you, Dana


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