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social skills Group Therapy 


​lic. #MFC 39895

All Social Skills Groups are Currently ON HOLD until further notice.

​Children served:

I see a variety of children in my social skills groups and practice. Typical children can be "odd" or "quirky", bright, and very verbal. Some of the children that I see have a tendency to be overly assertive with their friendships, some are passive and lack self-confidence. Each child is evaluated to determine group fit and individual need.  I also have a special interest in working with children with learning disabilities,  autism spectrum disorder, sensory integration deficiency, other neurological disorders, and emotional difficulties.

Social Skills Group Therapy in San Franciso

About Debbie Vuong

I offer therapy sessions in my San Francisco and San Rafael offices in both English and Vietnamese and have an interest in working with a diverse Bay Area clientele. I work with children, preteens, teenagers and adults struggling with ADHD, Anxiety, chronic impulsivity, developmental disorders, learning disabilities and sensory processing disorder. I specialize in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Social Anxiety. I use a variety of therapy modalities including Play Therapy, Social Skills Training, Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal/Relationship-based therapy and Attachment-based therapy.

Initial evaluation:

All of the groups require an initial clinical evaluation, which will help me determine an appropriate recommendation. This evaluation includes phone and/or email contact with the parents, contact with supporting providers, and two face-to-face meetings--one for the child and one for parents.

Group structure:

My social skills groups for school-aged children are semi-structured, individualized, activity-based, and focus on building relationships in a safe environment in which to practice newly learned skills. 

Group sessions are mostly 50-minutes, unless otherwise determined. They are weekly and follow a school calendar year, with typical holidays. The schedule is determined at the start of each school year or group. 


I believe that children and young folks always do better when all their caretakers and providers are working together to give care and support. When I begin working with your child, I am now joining the treatment team of folks who care for your child and this group can include only us or a multi-disciplinary group of colleagues. I request collateral meetings with parents at a minimum of two to three times a year. The frequency of parent meetings can increase, depending on need. Providers that I collaborate with can include, but are not limited to: educators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, medical physicians, and other mental health professionals. I make school observations and provide consultation, as needed, but one school visit per school year is highly recommended.