Dr. Deborah L. Kirschbaum, PHD

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Dr. Deborah L. Kirschbaum, PHD

Clinical Psychology | Female

Advanced Behavoiral Care, Inc 27001 La Paz Rd Ste 418, Mission Viejo, CA 92691 Get Directions
(949) 215-5400

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    It's very important to feel like you have found a good fit with your therapist.  If the therapist makes you feel uncomfortable for any reason at all, talk about it. If your therapist talks a lot about themselves, takes phone calls during your sessions, forgets sessions, is unethical in billing practices or often picks you up late, perhaps these are not good signs.  Trust the fit.  The therapeutic relationship is essential to the effectiveness of the work you do on your behalf. 

    Sometimes it's not a good fit.  That's ok.  The therapist should refer you to two colleagues and warmly send you on your way.

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    Specialties

    • Clinical Psychology
    • Psychoanalysis

    Conditions Treated

    • Adjustment Disorder
    • Anxiety
    • Depressive Disorders
    • Grief
    • Psychological Disorders
    • Relationship Issues
    • Stress

    Procedures Performed

    • Couples Therapy
    • Individual Therapy
    • Marital Therapy
    • Psychotherapy Services

    Background Check

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      Malpractice Claims

      No malpractice history found for California.

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      Sanctions

      No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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      Board Actions

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    Education

    • Medical School
      California School Of Professional Psychology

      Graduated in 1989

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of California At Berkeley

      Graduated in 1981

      University Of California At Los Angeles

      Graduated in 1983

    • Other Education
      Certification In Psychoanalysis

      Completed in 2005

      The New Center For Psychanalysis, Psy.D

      Completed in 2005

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    Languages Spoken

    • English
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    • Specializes in Clinical Psychology
    • No malpractice claims found
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    Dr. Kirschbaum says...

    This may be a time of familiar or new distress or dissatisfaction in life. Perhaps you (or you and your spouse) are in a position to address and understand these recurring feelings of unhappiness, anxiety, irritability or emptiness. You might be engaging in risky job changes, infidelity or neglecting your health. You may be isolating yourself or feel overwhelmed by your family responsibilities. I am a licensed psychologist and certified psychoanalyst. Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis allow for a deeper look at recurring dysfunctional patterns that hinder relationships, professional success and contentment in life. I work with individuals, couples, families and teens.

    After working with individuals, couples and families for 25 years, I have found that knowing oneself is much harder to do than people think. Once the self-understanding is gained and feelings flow more comfortably, the natural creativity, happiness and connectedness to others occurs effortlessly.

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    Dr. Kirschbaum's Care Philosophy

    You will feel the importance of your experience as we work through the issues that bring you into therapy or psychoanalysis. The work in the therapeutic relationship is an essential part of what enables freedom from restrictive or impulsive life patterns and relationships.

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    I specialize in working with high level professionals who are looking for more self-discovery in a confidential, intelligent and ethical environment. Most business and mental health professionals need periodic collaboration to enhance effectiveness with subordinates, staff, patients and clients.

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    Dr. Kirschbaum says...

    It's very important to feel like you have found a good fit with your therapist.  If the therapist makes you feel uncomfortable for any reason at all, talk about it. If your therapist talks a lot about themselves, takes phone calls during your sessions, forgets sessions, is unethical in billing practices or often picks you up late, perhaps these are not good signs.  Trust the fit.  The therapeutic relationship is essential to the effectiveness of the work you do on your behalf. 

    Sometimes it's not a good fit.  That's ok.  The therapist should refer you to two colleagues and warmly send you on your way.