Eric Unruh is the Owner and Clinical Director of Eric Unruh Counseling, LLC. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Alaska. He is a mental health professional with over 20 years of experience working with a variety of mental health / behaioral concerns in many settings (including working in the public school district in Colorado as a School Social Worker and working in various hospital mental health settings). Choosing a therapist can be difficult, that is why we gladly share our work history so you can be assured you are choosing the right therapist. You will find that he has extensive experience and knowledge in mental health and special experience assessing and treating:
Professional Work Experience
Peak Counseling (Eric Unruh Counseling, LLC) - Eagle River, AK.
September 2007 – Current
Work to provide outpatient mental health therapy to children, adult and families. Provided assessments and intervention / treatment for a variety of different mental health concerns. Worked together with community resources such as the public school system to insure successful change.
Therapist, Langdon Clinic / Providence Alaska Medical Center - Anchorage, AK.
April 2005 – March2008
Worked as part of a group of providers offering outpatient mental health therapy to children and families. Provided assessments and intervention / treatment for a variety of different mental health concerns. Worked together with community resources such as the public school system to insure successful change.
Supervisor - Social Services/Case Management, Providence Alaska Medical Center - Anchorage, AK.
September 2004 – April 2005
Responsible for day-to-day operations, planning, personnel and management of the Social Services/Case Management Department in 350 bed hospital. Responsible for delivering social services and case management care within budget. Develop policies, procedures and intervention plans that maximize patient care and efficiency. Provide clinical supervision to MSW, Medical Social Work Team. Develop and maintain professional networking relationships within the community. Encourage teamwork and support activities that improve/maintain high morale.
School Social Worker, Colorado Springs School District #11, Doherty High School - Colorado Springs, CO.
August 2001 - September 2004
Assess student’s emotional and social functioning, develop intervention plans for the school’s individual education plans, provide direct care to students assessed to have emotional and social needs, coordinate student intervention plans with school staff and act as amental health consultant for school staff. I am a member of the District #11 crisis intervention team which implements acute mental health care to the district’s school communities experiencing a crisis.
Mental Health Therapist, Private Practice - Colorado Springs, CO.
August 1999 - August 2004
Acted as a mental health therapist for children and families. Services include client assessment, planning, intervention, treatment evaluation, termination preparation, client follow-up and documentation of work. Modality of treatment was cognitive therapy, solution-focused therapy and crisis management, implemented through family, individual and group therapy.
Outpatient Clinician, Pikes Peak Mental Health - Colorado Springs, CO.
December 2000 - March 2001
Acted as a contract mental health clinician, serving families and children in Teller County, Colorado. Services included client assessment, planning, intervention, medication management (with psychiatrist) treatment evaluation, termination preparation, client follow-up and documentation of work.
Emergency/Residential Clinician, Devereux Cleo Wallace - Colorado Springs, CO.
May 1998 - August 2001
Acted as a full-time mental health clinician for residential children and adults between the ages of 4 and 20 who had severe emotional and behavioral diagnoses. The majority of my clients experienced significant abuse from their parents and/or other adults. Acted as the case leader, case manager, staff consultant, intake worker, and therapist for clients on my case load. Worked within the intake office, in-patient psychiatric hospital and residential milieu. Responsibilities included assessment, intervention planning, intervention, medication management (with psychiatrist) evaluation, termination, follow-up, documentation of work, and utilization reviews with insurance companies.
Clinical Social Worker, Internship, St. Joseph Hospital - Denver, CO.
August 1997 - June 1998
During my internship at the University of Denver, I worked at St. Joseph Hospital providing social work services at the St Joseph Psychiatric Center and St. Joseph Family Practice Center (SAGE). In psychiatric settings, my responsibility included assessment, crisis evaluation, acute intervention (individual and family), discharge planning and documenting all work completed. In the family treatment center my responsibilities included client assessment, planning, intervention, treatment evaluation, termination preparation, client follow-up and documentation of work.
Mental Health Worker, Namaqua Center - Loveland, CO. December
1996 - August 1997
Mental health worker at residential treatment center for children ages 3-14 with severe emotional and behavioral diagnoses. As a member of a milieu team, my responsibilities included implementing therapeutic treatment plans, managing and modifying behavior, crisis management, child advocacy and general childcare. I was an undergraduate intern for fall semester of 1996.
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