Lauren Ashley Shapiro, PsyD, CCTP
Lauren is a licensed clinical-forensic psychologist and lifestyle coach based in Southern California. Lauren has extensive clinical experience with adolescents/teens, transitional-aged youth, and young adult clients. Lauren is especially sensitive to the psychological treatment needs and mental health concerns of clients of all different ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual and romantic interests, gender identifications, identity expressions, and lifestyle decisions.
Lauren specializes in providing LGBTQ-affirming, kink-affirming and poly-affirming psychotherapy and is committed to dismantling the barriers and restrictions to transgender-affirming care by adhering to the informed consent model. In addition to her work championing these underserved communities, Lauren is also an outspoken advocate for nontraditional and alternative psychological practices in substance abuse treatment, internet addiction and technological dependence, adolescent behavioral problems, and teenage delinquency.
Lauren focuses on addressing and improving the underlying causes of symptoms rather than placing an emphasis on diagnosis. Through her unique approach to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, Lauren empowers her clients and helps them reach their individual personal goals.
Lauren has worked at the intersection of mental health, the legal/justice system (Forensic), and the medical field (Med-legal) to specialize in the complex world of psycho-legal issues. As such, Lauren has come to be known and respected for her comprehensive psychological and neurocognitive testing, evaluations and assessments; med-legal and psycho-legal consultation; thorough forensic reports; and clinical and forensic mental health and psychological services and treatment.
Languages Spoken: English