Lauren Ashley Shapiro, PsyD
Lauren Ashley Shapiro, PsyD
|Professions: Clinical Psychologist, Mental Health Counselor, Psychologist|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Psychologist - 29059|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: Please call me to discuss payment. I offer a sliding scale to clients who qualify and a Pay-It-Forward volunteering/community service financial arrangement for clients who need additional financial assistance. If financial barriers are preventing you from addressing your mental health - please call me to discuss your options. We'll find an agreeable solution.
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I specialize in adolescent and young adult issues, especially, those concerning addiction/substance abuse, traumatic events, Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender concerns. I also provide parents with consultation on issues concerning their teenagers and young adult children. I focus on addressing the underlying causes and improving symptoms specifically rather than labeling the issues themselves. In doing so, I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing in order to help my clients reach their personal goals. I offer comprehensive psychological services, including individual, group and family treatment, psychological assessment and evaluation, and consultation. I personalize my services to ensure that each client's unique needs are met and I incorporate my client's feedback at every stage of the process.
I have worked with many different populations across a variety of treatment settings. I completed my Post-Doctoral Assistanceship at IBEMED/Healthpointe Medical Clinics, where I provided individual Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to clients contending with workers compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits. I also oversaw Healthpointe's neuropsychological testing/neurocognitive assessments and Cognitive Rehabilitation program. I completed my Pre-Doctoral Internship for Orange County Collaborative Courts' Juvenile Drug/Recovery Program where I provided adolescents with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health and legal issues with court-ordered individual and group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. I also provided the Juvenile Justice Court and Orange County Probation Department with professional clinical-forensic psychological consultation, intensive case management and coordination, and treatment recommendations. I volunteered as an individual and group therapist at a transitional shelter in Orange County, where I primarily provided individual and group therapy to adult women facing chronic homelessness, mental illness, and discrimination. I also completed an internship as a mental health evaluator for Orange County's dependents in conjunction with Social Services as well as a therapist at Orange Coast College's student health center, a suicide interventionist for IMAlive, the first instant messaging suicide and crisis hotline, and a Program Coordinator for a Mentoring Children of Prisoners program.
I am formally trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I have extensive experience in substance abuse treatment, trauma, gender and sexual identity issues, workers compensation, personal injury, forensic/legal issues, internet addiction, behavioral problems, and maltreatment issues. I have advanced training in psychological testing, evaluation, and assessment as well as psycho-legal and med-legal consultation, evaluation and treatment. I have also received immersive training in crisis intervention/suicidology, traumatic brain injuries and cognitive rehabilitation training.
Email or Call Lauren Ashley Shapiro, PsyD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 26834
More Info About My Practice
I absolutely love my job and the diversity of the populations I treat. I also work part-time as a psychologist in a private group practice in Riverside, individual on-site psychologist with elderly patients in nursing and palliative care facilities under Medicare, and cognitive rehabilitation and memory training for patients recovering from physical impediments and traumatic brain injuries who are undertaking rehabilitation in a skilled-nursing facility and/or rehabilitation clinic.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
I love watching clients grow, make connections on their own, and improve their lives. A client's journey is filled with so many opportunities for improvement and growth and it is a privilege to share that journey with my clients.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Clients with diabetes or cancer do not feel shame or embarrassment when receiving medical attention for their illnesses, so why should clients with mental health concerns feel differently when seeking out treatment? If you had an atypical or bothersome lump, infection, or other medical concern, would you hesitate to contact a physician for a work-up or imaging? I believe the same courtesy should be extended to your mental health!
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Psychological Evaluation
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
LGBT, teens, young adults, substance abusers
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