Meet Dr. Jo Ann Unger
Registered Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Jo Ann Unger, C.Psych. provides consultation services through her private practice as well as treatment, consultation and assessment services through a public health position. She has many years of experience and training in using a variety of psychotherapy models with children, families, couples, and adults. These include cognitive behaviour therapy, client-centred therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, emotion-focused therapy for couples, dialectical-behaviour therapy, attachment theory, and family systems theory. Dr. Unger uses her experience gleaned from applying psychological principles to a variety of leadership positions and knowledge family and organizational systems to consult with organizations. She has particular interest in supporting the development of psychologically healthy workplaces.
In addition, she offers workshops for community members and training to professionals on a variety of topics.
Dr. Unger is currently President of the Manitoba Psychological Society and is using this position to advocate for better access to psychologists in Manitoba.
For a full listing of her service areas, feel free to view her Manitoba Psychological Society directory profile.
Trees have always inspired me by their strength, beauty and perseverance. They grow in the most unusual places, live longer than humans and provide the earth with life giving oxygen among other benefits.
Trees also provide a meaningful metaphor for our growth and development as humans. Like trees, we need roots that grow deep and anchor us to the ground. Like trees, to get much needed sun, we need to spread our branches far and wide. The branches of a tree represent our family tree, both biological and "adopted," reminding us that we are influenced by the important people in our lives and those who have come before us.
On my yard, growing up, there were two lilac trees that sat on either side of our driveway. To me, they were a beautiful and fragrant welcome gateway to our home. And so like those lilac trees, I welcome you to work with me to grow, both deeply and outwardly, on this next step of your journey.
Child and Adolescent Service
Clinical Health Psychology
Clinical Health Psychology,
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Manitoba Psychological Society
Kidthink Children's Mental Health Centre
Clinical Health Psychology, University of Manitoba at Access Winnipeg West and Grace Hospital
New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families - Family Therapy and Families Affected by Sexaul Assault Programs
Service Team Lead
Clinical Child Psychologist
Program Coordinator and Clinical Psychologist
September 2022 to Present
October 2021 to August 2022
June 2018 to Present
February 2020 to September 2021
April 2015 to February 2020
January 2012 to March 2015