Deborah Hendlin, Ph.D. has maintained a successful private practice for over 20 years and is equally sought out by both men and women. Her areas of specialty include: anxiety and depression, mood-disorders, obsessive-compulsive and bi-polar disorders. She is a relationship expert — particularly in treating affairs and divorce. She works effectively on stress-management and woman's issues, including hormonal disorders, menopausal concerns, and infertility problems.
Dr. Hendlin's therapeutic style is both direct and compassionate. She challenges individuals and couples to push through their fears and limitations and emerge through the therapeutic process a stronger, more unified being. Dr. Hendlin's goal is to enable people to find meaning and contentment in their lives and make good lives better.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin.
Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy.
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.
Chapman College, Orange, California.
California Graduate Institute, Los Angeles, California.
Art therapy training group, Kathy Ballard, ATR. Milwaukee, WI.
Gestalt-Bioenergetic training group, Cambridge House, Milwaukee, WI.
Gestalt therapy Residential Workshop (as patient model), James S. Simkin,
Clinical Internship, Chapman College Community Clinic, Orange, CA
Personal Psychotherapy with Erving Polster, Ph.D.
Psychological Assistant to Warner Karle, Ph.D. (deceased), Irvine, CA
Psychological Assistant to Steven J. Hendlin, Ph.D. Irvine, CA.
Post-Doctoral Internship, Orange County Mental Health, Adult
Consultant Work and Teaching
Staff Art Therapist, Milwaukee Psychiatric Hospital, Wauwatosa, WI.
Instructor, Saddleback Adult Education, Laguna Hills, CA
Faculty, Emeritus Institute, Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA
Associations and Licensing
Licensed Psychologist, California, 1990. PSY #11452.
Medical Staff, Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, CA, 1990—present.
Publications, Papers & Workshops Presented
Hendlin, D. E. - Therapeutic applications of art. Training workshop with Fairview State Hospital Staff, Costa Mesa, CA April, October, 1979.
Hendlin, D. E. - Gestalt Experience, co-leader with Steven Hendlin, Ph.D., Corona del Mar, CA November, 1981.
Hendlin, D. E. - Experiential workshop with Gerhard Kohn, Ph.D. Huntington Beach, CA November, 1981.
Hendlin, D. E. - Assertion for Woman. Weekend workshop, June-August 1982.
Hendlin, D. E. (1982) -- A behavioral weight loss and maintenance program: Case Study. Chapman College Journal of Psychology, 1, 1, 24.
Hendlin, D. E. (1987). -- Femininity and nurturance in voluntary childless women. - Doctoral dissertation, California Graduate Institute, 1987.
Hendlin, D. E. - Motherhood as an option rather than a mandate. Presentation to National Organization of Women, Orange County Chapter, September, 1987.
Hendlin, D. E. Choosing childbearing consciously. Workshop presented to the Association for Humanistic Psychology Annual Conference, Stanford, CA August, 1989.
Hendlin, D. E. & Hendlin, S. - Health watch column, Metropolitan Journal, Periodically from January, 1990 to present.
Hendlin, D. & Hendlin, S. -- The Perfection Trap.
Presentation to Orange County Woman's Conference, April, 1992.
Hendlin, S. & Hendlin, D. - Beyond Excellence and Self-Improvement: Ensnared in the Perfection Trap. Workshop presented to Association for Humanistic Psychology Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, July 31, 1993.
Hendlin, D. - Managed Care: Ethics and Humanistic Psychology (Discussant). Panel presentation at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, August 15, 1994.
Hendlin, S. and Hendlin, D. - "Overcoming the Inheritance Taboo." Weekend workshop taught at Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, June 24-26, 2005.