Welcome to the practice of Dr. Robert Hirsch. It is my hope that this website will help you to learn about me & my practice, and allow you to make a more informed decision regarding seeking psychological services.

As a psychologist and a personal coach, I view my work as a collaborative process where I join my client in defining and moving toward his or her individual journey. At the heart of a strong therapeutic alliance are real trust, non-judgment and the balance of support and challenge. My own 20-year journey in practice has enabled me to more fully understand each of these important attributes.

I also believe that, as a psychotherapist, my role isn’t to have the right answers, but is about having the right questions. My work remains one of the passions in my life, and I specialize in the areas of:

• Anxiety and Depression
• Workplace and Interpersonal Challenges
• Life Transitions
• Managing Addictive and Compulsive Behaviors
• Personal Growth
• Gay and Lesbian Issues – including Aging, Identity, Coming Out, Relationships   (offering support as a gay psychologist / psychotherapist in San Diego)
• Coping with HIV
• Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Abuse
• Relationships – focusing on Communication and Conflict