CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHOANALYSIS

30+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

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Deborah KirschbaumPh.D., Psy.D.

EDUCATION:

B.A., University of California at Los Angeles | 1983Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology | 1989Psy.D., Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute | 2005

ORGANIZATIONS:

American Psychological AssociationNew Center for Psychoanalysis

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Stuart KirschbaumPh.D.

EDUCATION:

B.A., University of California at Los Angeles | 1984Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology | 1988

ORGANIZATIONS:

American Psychological AssociationNational Register of Health Care Service Psychologists

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ABOUT PSYCHOTHERAPYAND PSYCHOANALYSIS

Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis allow for an in-depth look at recurring dysfunctional patterns that affect relationships, professional success, and contentment in life.

People often come to psychotherapy to relieve pain from sources such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, or substance abuse. They may be struggling in their relationships. Some people are interested in psychotherapy primarily for personal growth: to learn about themselves, to improve their relationships, or to progress further in their occupations using their more creative capacities.
In brief, individual psychotherapy succeeds in addressing these problems insofar as it increases awareness of the self and others, becoming who we are really meant to be.
How does this process of discovery relieve emotional suffering or interpersonal conflict? Such problems often result from distorted images of self and other. A large part of our human subjectivity consists of unconscious dramas -- internal "scripts" that can become distorted as a result of traumatic experiences. These personal dramas are also affected by cultural, sociological, and biological factors. Competent psychotherapy fosters an in-depth exploration to elucidate these images of self and other with the ultimate aim of bringing about helpful emotional, cognitive, and interpersonal transformation.

Once self-understanding is gained and feelings flow more comfortably, the natural creativity, satisfaction with oneself, happiness, and connectedness to others occur more freely.

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WHO WE WORK WITH

We work with individual adults and couples. We also specialize in working with executives and professionals needing collaboration to enhance effectiveness with colleagues, staff, patients and clients.
All consultations and psychological services are carried out in a thoughtful, confidential and ethical environment.
Both Dr. Deborah and Dr. Stuart Kirschbaum are California licensed psychologists. Additionally, Dr. Deborah Kirschbaum has a doctorate in psychoanalysis and is a certified psychoanalyst.

OUR PROCESS

GET IN TOUCH

Email us or fill out our contact form to get in touch

SCHEDULE FIRST SESSION

After submitting your form, we will coordinate your initial session

RECEIVE INITIAL FORMS

Our office will email you simple intake forms to fill out

PERSONALIZED SESSION PLAN

During our initial session, we will determine the appropriate therapy plan moving forward

WHAT TO EXPECT FROMYOUR FIRST SESSION

Your first session will be devoted to a sensitive and confidential discussion of your concerns. Towards the end of the session, we will find an appointment time if we agree that we are a good fit. We will discuss the signed informed consent, making sure to answer any questions about the cancellation policy as well as your privacy rights. We will also work out payment procedures.

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GET IN TOUCH

ADDRESS:19712 MacArthur Boulevard #110Irvine, CA 92612
Fax: (949) 203-8686
MAIL:PO Box 4203Mission Viejo, CA 92690-4203

Dr. Deborah Kirschbaum

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Dr. Stuart Kirschbaum

(949) 215-2500moc.muabhcsrikrd%40trauts

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