< Psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Newport Beach, CA. | Dr. Deborah Farnsworth, PsyD.

Welcome To My Practice

pizazz sqPresumably you are trying to find a therapist suited to your particular needs. I want to help you make that important decision by being as open as I can be about myself and how I work.

People come to me for many reasons having to do with their work, personal growth and relationships. Some need powerful techniques such as EMDR or Hypnosis to help quickly eliminate a specific problem.  For some, the need is for long-term Psychoanalysis or Psychodynamic therapy for deep inner healing and change. For others, it is support during a time of deepening spirituality or grief after a loss. Each person’s needs are unique, and I try to find what works for the individual.

I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT), and a certified psychoanalyst practicing in Newport Beach, CA. I am also a Training and Supervising analyst on faculty at the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute.  My areas of experience and expertise are in Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Trauma Recovery, Adults Abused as Children (physical, sexual, and emotional), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Domestic Violence, as well as Anger Management, Divorce Recovery, Marital Therapy, Depression, Stress Reduction, Anxiety, and Spiritual Issues.

Below I have listed some of the challenges that often come up for my clients and the ways I work with individuals. I hope this information will help you decide if I’m the right therapist for you.

Here are some of the issues I see most often in my practice:

  • Anger management
  • Vocational Issues
  • Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Adults abused as children
  • Men’s Issues, Divorce Recovery, Grief and Loss
  • Search for a Spiritual Self
  • Sexuality

The next step would be to talk about what areas you want to work on.  If we seem like a good fit, the next step would be to meet in person or set up a phone session.