lic. #MFC 39895
Working with parents is a vital component to working with and thinking about children. Children always do better when the adults who take care of them are thinking and talking together and on their behalf. I offer consultation and psychotherapy for parents experiencing struggles in their relationships with their children and in their efforts to work together as a parenting unit.
I help parents improve their communication issues, improve their ability to set limits and boundaries, and increase awareness of the obstacles to greater satisfaction in their relationships with their children.
Many parents suffer from difficulty in their relationship with their children without a clear idea of what the problem is and how to solve it. Some problems lie in difficulties in communication or understanding, between you and your child, and solutions can lie in straightforward parenting "techniques" while others are related to emotional dynamics that have to be shed light on before things can move forward. I offer a warm and supportive environment to help understand these dynamics that come into play when parenting.
Debbie Vuong, MFT
I draw from a broad theoretical background that includes relational psychotherapy, attachment theory, and behavioral therapy. I can work at more concrete skill-based levels or more in-depth, insight-oriented levels, depending on a patient's needs. I also have a strong interest in cross-cultural issues and how it contributes on a conscious or unconscious level with how one relates to others.
I work from a perspective that focuses on the relationship between the patient and myself or between patients themselves. The goal is to help you or your child understand their behavior, thoughts, or feelings in order to find ways to connect to others in a real, genuine, and related way. This may entail helping them understand their inner conflicts and the management of difficult feelings in these situations in order to have a greater hold on the behaviors that sometimes come out and make it difficult for them to connect with others.
I provide individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. Individual therapy sessions are one-on-one and last 50-minutes.
I specialize in helping people overcome anxiety associated with being in social situations, and people who have difficulty understanding social cues as well as their own social behavior.