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.
In addition to the above mentioned people I treat, 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.
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.
Call or Email Deborah L 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): $100 - $160
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, 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.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Parenting


  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Gay Issues

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

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


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 21 May 2015
Deborah L Kirschbaum, PhD, PsyD, Psychologist in Mission Viejo

Deborah L Kirschbaum

Psychologist, PhD, PsyD