Deborah Kirschbaum, PhD, PsyD, Psychologist in Mission Viejo
For 25 years I have worked with people struggling with elusive, complex dysfunctional patterns in their relationships at home and at work. While I see people of all stripes and colors, I specialize in working with professionals who are looking for more self-discovery in a confidential, intelligent and ethical environment. Most business and health professionals need periodic but private collaboration to enhance effectiveness with colleagues, subordinates, staff, patients and clients.
This may be a time of intense dissatisfaction in your life. Perhaps you are in a position to address and understand feelings of unhappiness, anxiety, relational conflict. Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis allow for a deeper, more profound look at recurring dysfunctional patterns that hinder relationships, professional success and contentment in life.
After working with individuals, couples and families for 25 years, I have found that self-awareness enhances life satisfaction in all areas of one's life. Once the self-understanding is gained and feelings flow more comfortably, the natural creativity, happiness and connectedness to others occur effortlessly.
Call or Email Deborah Kirschbaum for a free phone consultation now - (949) 215-5400


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: CSPP-1989, So Calif Psychoanalytic Institute-2005
  • Year Graduated: 1989
  • License No. and State: 12070 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $180 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • All PPO plans accepted.Check insurance coverage
  • Anthem
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: American Psychoanalytic Association/Certificate in Psychoanalysis
  • Certificate Date: 1995


  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Family Conflict


  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Midlife Crisis, Coming Out
  • Parenting
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2017
Deborah Kirschbaum, PhD, PsyD, Psychologist in Mission Viejo

Deborah Kirschbaum

Psychologist, PhD, PsyD