Vicki Chiang, Psy.D.

Vicki Chiang, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist (PSY 21136)

Clinical Director – Child and Adolescent Specialty Practice

Clinical Supervisor for Postdoctoral Fellows

I am passionate about helping my clients develop the skills they need to manage life’s many transitions and stressors by providing a safe and judgment free space to process and learn. At the Institute, I specialize in working with parents, girls and women. I love empowering parents to find solutions that work in their homes and supporting them to better manage the many challenges modern-day parenting can bring. I also enjoy working with women who need additional support balancing self-care with the many other roles they may carry (as partners, mothers, and members of the workforce).

I also have a deep passion for helping girls and women navigate cultural expectations and building their self-confidence to withstand those messages. I use a relational and skills-based approach mixed with a dash of humor to help my clients take steps towards their goals. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to sit side-by-side with clients on their journeys.

Specialties:

  • Parent coaching / consultation – Building practical skills and tools for each unique family. Specialty areas include but are not limited to:
    • Mindful parenting
    • Emotion dysregulation / behavior management
    • Learning differences
    • Parent stress / burnout
    • Parent-child communication
    • Attachment / bonding
    • Routines and schedules
    • Improving parent / child relationship
  • Coping skills – Tools to withstand life’s challenges particularly with anxiety and depression
  • Self-confidence and empowerment – Strength-based approach to tackling difficulties
  • Cultural diversity expertise – Skills for living in a bicultural environment and helping immigrant families deal with acculturation issues, bicultural identities and cross-generation communication
  • Executive functioning skills – Building skills to better manage ADHD, learning disabilities, and academic stress
  • Social skills – Developing healthy relationships and effective communication skills.

Education:

  • Doctoral and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology — Alliant International University
  • Bachelor’s degree, Loyola Marymount University (Major: Psychology; Minor: Asian Pacific American Studies)

Presentation and Workshop Experience:

  • Inside Out – Fostering Emotional IQ in your Child
  • Inside Out – Fostering Emotion Regulation Skills in your Preschooler
  • Get Social Media Savvy
  • Mindful Parenting Workshop Series – Parenting with the Heart in Mind, ABC’s of Big Feelings, Tools for Tantrums
  • Mind, Body, Spirit, Friendship Summer Workshop
  • Princesses vs. Superheroes – Navigating Gender Expectations in Early Childhood
  • Stand Up! Speak Out!™ Professional Training
  • Stand Up! Speak Out!™ Workshop

Other Experience:

  • Contributing writer on parenting issues for Macaroni Kid, Pasadena
  • Chapter Coordinator, San Gabriel Valley, The Motherhood Consortium
  • The Help Group — Coldwater Canyon Prep, School Based Therapist and Clinical Supervisor
  • Predoctoral Internship, Child & Adolescent Services, San Francisco General Hospital – UCSF
  • Practicum Training, Berkeley Mental Health
  • Practicum Training, Chinatown Child Development Center, San Francisco

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Email: VChiang@IFGD.care

Phone: 626.585.8075 ext. 114

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