Lauren Shapiro, Ph.D.


Dr. Shapiro earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from USC in 2014 and her B.A. in Psychology and French from Northwestern University in 2004.  At USC, Dr. Shapiro worked with Dr. Gayla Margolin, studying family interaction, family aggression, and youth development.  During her graduate career, she was awarded a grant by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), and received thorough training in assessment and evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and family therapy.  She completed an APA-accredited internship at Pacific Clinics, where she worked with children, adolescents, and adults using a range of individual, group, and family evidence-based treatments for anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders.
Dr. Shapiro is actively involved in research, specializing in the interplay between psychological and biological stress. Specifically, she studies how daily experiences, including interpersonal conflict, relate to day-to-day hormone levels.  She approaches treatment with her research in mind, attending to both psychological and physiological components of well-being to maximize treatment outcomes.  Dr. Shapiro joined CBA as a psychological assistant and is accumulating hours toward licensure.

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Dr. Joel Becker, Director and Founder of Cognitive Behavior Associates introduces Registered Psychological Assistant Dr. Lauren Shapiro.