Welcome to the website of Drs. Deborah and Steven Hendlin, Licensed Clinical Psychologists. Our offices are located at 230 Newport Center Drive, Suite 220, in Newport Beach, California. We may be reached at (949) 644-7707.
We have been happily married for over 25 years, enabling us to help individuals and couples deal with a wide range of relationship issues from our own successful experience together. We each conduct our own separate practice but refer to and consult with each other when appropriate.
Dr. Steven has been in independent practice for over 30 years and holds Fellow status in the American Psychological Association. He works with a wide variety of clinical issues with adults and couples, and has specialties in sport psychology, investment psychology, and meditation and stress-reduction methods. He is widely considered by the media as one of the foremost experts in the country on perfectionism.
Dr. Steven wrote a monthly column for Coast Magazine, entitled "Shrink Rap," for three and a half years, from July, 2005 through December, 2008. These columns broadly addressed psychological issues and offered commentary relevant to the Coast readership. You may read many of these columns under the "Articles" section on this site.
Before writing for Coast, he wrote 74 consecutive weekly columns using the same "Shrink Rap" name for TheStreet.com. The topic was the psychology of investing for both long-term investors and short-term traders. You may read these columns at TheStreet.com, which are listed on their search page. As of February, 2011, his book, Overcoming the Inheritance Taboo is available for Kindle on Amazon.com. As of October 20, 2011, the 20th anniversary edition of his book When Good Enough Is Never Enough is now available for Kindle on Amazon.com as well.
Dr. Deborah has developed a thriving practice over the last 20 years, specializing in relationships, infidelity and divorce. She is an expert on treating affairs. She has lectured to groups throughout Orange County on topics ranging from recognizing and coping with infidelity, love relationships and sustaining passion in long-term marriages.
Other areas of practice include managing mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, stress management, and lifestyle choices. Dr. Hendlin works closely with a local gynecologist with whom she collaborates on issues such as hormonal disturbances on moods and relationships as well as sexual dysfunction problems.