Dr. Deborah Kirschbaum, PHD

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Dr. Deborah Kirschbaum, PHD
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 and families. 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.

27001 La Paz Rd Ste 418

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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(949) 215-5400

Dr. Deborah Kirschbaum, PHD

Dr. Deborah Kirschbaum, PHD

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kirschbaum "You will feel begin to experience more insight and gain access to more feelings 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.  We will seek to help you feel more enjoyment and fulfillment in your life, improving the quality of your emotional and creative self."

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Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychoanalysis
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Board Certifications

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Conditions Treated

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

  • Couples Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • University Of California At Berkeley
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • California School Of Professional Psychology
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Certification In Psychoanalysis
    Other Education | Completed 2005
  • The New Center For Psychanalysis, Psy.D
    Other Education | Completed 2005

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Kirschbaum's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kirschbaum to family and friends
4.7
based on 12 total reviews (2 with comments)
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....

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Dr. Kirschbaum's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Dr. K is kind, compassionate and truly cares about the well being of her patients.
in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA |
Dr. Debbie is and continues to be an Excellent therapist that is Totally devoted to patient care and wellbeing. She is extremely insightful during the sessions and provides very useful comments/suggestions resulting and based upon the outpouring of your thoughts/emotions. Dr. Debbie is genuinely invested in the wellbeing of her patients, a quality worth its weight in gold and very comforting to know. Five years ago, she literally "saved" my life and today I'm very grateful to have her support
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