Dr. Deborah Vinall, PsyD, LMFT

(she / her)

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

I specialize in helping you resolve traumatic and painful experiences from a trauma-informed lens, within a neurobiological and attachment framework. I am certified and experienced in EMDR, an empirically validated treatment approach with the highest success rate in treatment of trauma. I am also trained in and provide Brainspotting, another sub-cortical trauma treatment approach that emerged from EMDR. I am a certified yoga teacher with specialized training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, an evidence-based somatic treatment which helps to ground and empower survivors of chronic abuse. The approach we take with your treatment will be tailored to your specific needs, strengths, interest, and comfort through collaborative discussion and as you feel ready. It is my passion to help others grow from victim to victorious survivor, helping you to resolve dissonance between your beliefs and your experiences, facilitate harmony between thoughts and emotions, and create empowerment by strengthening internal and external supports. I have walked this road, and I have helped many others navigate successfully and safely down this seemingly unsurpassable road, too. Healing is possible. Freedom awaits at the other side.

Education & Experience

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD); Marriage and Family Therapist (MA); Human Development (BSc) I completed my Masters degree in 2005 and became licensed to practice psychotherapy independently in 2007. I subsequently completed a Doctor of Psychology degree in 2020. I have worked extensively with troubled children, youth, and families in foster care, probation, and residential treatment homes, as well as independent adults working to overcome depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress in my Upland practice. I specialize in working with survivors of sexual assault, rape, child sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, spiritual abuse, as well as survivors of and first responders to mass shootings, combat veterans, and law enforcement personnel.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Affiations: AAMFT, CAMFT, ISTSS. Professional volunteer experience: Pro bono clinical work in safe house and advocacy with survivors of sex trafficking

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


Corps Care; California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP); HSPs & MSPs; Out of Network PPO coverage