Deborah Kirschbaum, PhD, PsyD, Psychologist in Mission Viejo
This may be a time of intense distress or general dissatisfaction in your life. Perhaps you (or you and your partner) are in a position to address and understand feelings of unhappiness, anxiety, irritability or unfulfullment. While these feelings may be new, you may have always have been aware of some unresolved issues that have needed attention. 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, 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 but private collaboration to enhance effectiveness with subordinates, staff, patients and clients.
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 occurs 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): $110 - $170
  • 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
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Gay Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

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


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2016
Deborah Kirschbaum, PhD, PsyD, Psychologist in Mission Viejo

Deborah Kirschbaum

Psychologist, PhD, PsyD