Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach, CA

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D., MFT

Deborah Farnsworth, Psy.D., MFT photo
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Deborah L. Farnsworth Psy.D. Marriage And Family Therapy Inc.
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT) and certified psychoanalyst, practicing in Newport Beach, CA. My areas of experience and expertise are in 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.

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 eliminate a traumatic problem. For some, the need is for long-term Psychoanalysis or Psycho-dynamic therapy for deep inner healing and change. For others, it is support during a time of deepening spirituality or spiritual challenge. Each person's needs are unique, and I try to find what works for the individual.
My approach to treatment emphasizes that one of our most basic human needs is to be in relationship with others. I help my clients explore how past family relationships have impacted their emotional development, their current relationships and how they think about themselves

In the course of treatment I use an inter-subjective systems approach using the therapeutic relationship to identify and explore patterns of relating that may interfere with forming successful connections with others and how these patterns have affected and shaped the patient’s life.

I work with individuals and couples and enjoy helping my patient's have greater joy in their life and work.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Anger Management  Marriage Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Online / Video / Teletherapy
 Caregiver Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Chronic Illness  Premarital Counseling
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Psychoanalysis
 Couples Therapy  Relationship Issues
 Depression  Self Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Eating Disorders  Stress Management
 Grief and Loss  Trauma and PTSD
 Hypnotherapy  Women's Issues
 Life Transitions  Work and Career Issues
 Certified Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor (MFCC)  Certified Psychoanalyst (State)
 Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.)  EMDR Part 1 and 2 (EMDRIA)
 Licensed by the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
 Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)  Member, American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA)
I have over twenty-five years of business, training, university, hospital, and private practice experience, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from National University and a Doctorate in Psychology and Psychoanalysis from The Newport Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. I am licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC37450).
EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)
Association for Independent Psychoanalytic Institutes (AIPI)
The International Society for the Treatment of Trauma and Psychosis (ISPS)
Payments Accepted
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License:CA MFC37450
1151 Dove Street, Suite 278
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