Alternative mental health treatment

Lauren specializes in providing nontraditional and alternative psychotherapy to teens and young adults. Lauren enjoys working with sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQ) and individuals who identify as kinky and/or poly. Lauren utilizes a trauma-informed approach to treat difficult life transitions, interpersonal conflicts, and personal challenges.
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Dr. Lauren Ashley Shapiro

I received my Doctorate in Clinical-Forensic Psychology at Alliant International University’s California School of Forensic Studies. I have extensive clinical/treatment experience with children, adolescents/teenagers, young adults/transitional-aged youth, adults and older/geriatric adults and I enjoy working with clients of all different ages, races, religions, ethnicities, sexual and romantic interests, gender identifications, personal preferences, and identity expressions in any treatment setting. I have experience with the intersection of mental health, the legal/justice system (Forensic) and the medical field (Med-legal) and specialize in the complex world of psycholegal issues. I conduct comprehensive psychological and neurocognitive testing, evaluations and assessments; med-legal and psycho-legal consultation, evaluation, and treatment; and thorough forensic reports and legal consultation services. I am an outspoken advocate for nontraditional and alternative psychological practices in substance abuse treatment, internet addiction and technological dependence, adolescent behavioral problems, and teenage delinquency. I am also especially sensitive to the psychological treatment needs and concerns of sexual and gender minorities and strive to provide kink-aware and kink-informed psychotherapy. I focus on addressing and improving the underlying causes of symptoms rather than emphasizing diagnoses. Through my unique approach to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, I empower my clients and help them reach their individual, personal, and therapeutic goals.
Lauren Ashley Shapiro, PsyD
PsyD, CCTP | CA PSY #29059
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Kink/Diverse Sexualities
  • Open Relationships/Polyamory
  • Gender Identity
  • Life Transitions
  • Transgender Issues
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • College Mental Health
  • Coping Skills
  • Parenting
  • Work Stress
  • Stress
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorder
  • PTSD
  • School Issues

Treatment Approaches

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Trauma Focused
  • Eclectic
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychotherapy

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • Oscar
  • Magellan
  • Blue Shield


  • Individual Therapy (45 minutes): $75 - $350
  • 1/2 Day Consultation: $1,000
  • Full Day Consultation: $1,500
  • Consultation (1 hour): $200
  • Lien Evaluation: $3,000
  • Lien Treatment (45 minutes): $350

Teletherapy - Phone Sessions

2230 W. Chapman Avenue
Orange, CA 92868

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