Dr. Deborah Vinall, PsyD
Welcome to my page! I'm a Dutch Canadian writer and therapist living in Los Angeles, raising a delightful teenage son with my supportive husband and the obligatory author's cat. I love travel, theatre, chocolate, and humans. I am passionate about social justice and building a world wherein we embrace ourselves and one another in the truth of equality and inherent, immutable worth.
As a Doctor of Psychology and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist I run a private practice specializing in helping individuals heal from traumatic life experiences and painful relationship dynamics. I published my first two books, Gaslighting: A Step-by-Step Recovery Guide and Trauma Recovery Workbook for Teens, in 2021 and 2022.
Get to know me through my social media, where I share videos on practicing self-care, healing from trauma, relationships, and a range of other topics!
compassion. courage. creativity
Gaslighting: A Step-by-Step Recovery Guide
Gaslighting is a targeted form of manipulation, deception, and control that makes you doubt your own perceptions and memories. Whether you’ve experienced gaslighting or emotional abuse from someone in your life—or you think you might have—Gaslighting gives you the tools to recognize it and the steps to begin healing.
Available in English, Mandarin, Hungarian, Russian, and Korean!
"Gaslighting is a must-read ... Kudos to Deborah Vinall for her most valuable, groundbreaking work with gaslighting."
- David Grand, PhD
Developer of Brainspotting
"Trauma Recovery Workbook for Teens is exactly what the world needs right now: a compassionate, frank, succint, and beautifully empowering workbook for our traumatized teens. Chock full of critical information, helpful assessments, and organized checklists, alongside healing strategies and resiliency practices: this is the book I wish I'd had as a brand new therapist, and I'm incredibly grateful that it's available now. I'll be recommending this in every space I can."
- Kay Bruner, MA, LPC
Author of As Soon As I Fell and Debunking the Myths of Forgive and Forget