Adam K. Herdina, PsyD

Deborah Edgar, PhD, LMFT


“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
– Hamlet, Act 1 Scene 5

About Deborah Edgar, PhD, LMFT

With over 20 years of experience, I work best with 3 types of people:

  1. I work with adults who are recovering from childhood trauma, like sexual, physical, and emotional abuse.
  2. I work with creatives.
  3. I work with pastors and spiritual seekers.

My work focuses on your whole person, taking into account your unique story, especially your strengths. I tend to work long term: together, we work to get to the core mechanisms which drive your symptoms. In order for the change to be sustainable and last, we need time.

Education & Affiliations


  • PhD – Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria CA (2017). Depth Psychology Psychotherapy
  • MS MFT – Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA (2003). Marriage & Family Therapy
  • MAT – Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA (2003). Theology
  • BA – Harvard University, Cambridge MA (1995). Musicology, Cum Laude


  • CAMFT – Clinical Member
  • International Thomas Merton Society – Member



Areas of Expertise

  • Family Therapy
  • Embodied Depth Psychology, Psychoanalytic-Psychodynamic Therapies
  • C-PTSD & Trauma: Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Attachment Disorders, Personality Disorders, Dissociative Disorders
  • Trauma & Transcendence: Psyche and Sacred integration
  • Consultation/Supervision of LMFTs
  • Creating safe spaces to dialogue


  • Adults, Couples, Families, Groups
  • Creatives
  • Spiritual Seekers, Pastors
  • Third Culture People, Internationals

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