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For over 10 years families have turned to Lauren for help and healing. Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist with expertise in treating children and teens with post-traumatic stress disorder and a wide range of other diagnoses. Her practice tailors evidence based modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Direct Neurofeedback to achieve the best outcomes for each client.

Child and Adolescent Trauma Therapy

Not currently accepting new clients

In her therapeutic practice, Lauren helps children and teens work through challenges from life changes, to neurodivergence, to abuse, grief and trauma. Lauren respects the uniqueness of each client, tailoring treatment to their individual needs while creating a safe place to explore their feelings and practice emotional acceptance and regulation. She also recognizes the importance of family dynamics, and works with parents and caregivers to foster healthy communication and supportive environments.

As a Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional (CATP), Lauren is well-versed in guiding children and families through the process of healing. Her neurosequential approach draws from a range of modalities, such as EMDR, ACT, CBT, Theraplay, CPRT/PCIT and Mindfulness to address the complexities of trauma, as well as the developmental needs of each child. Her areas of focus include adoption trauma and attachment, sexual exploitation and trafficking, domestic violence, dissociative identity disorder and LGBTQ+ identity.

Direct Neurofeedback

Waitlist for new clients

Direct Neurofeedback stimulates the brain with safe, imperceptible signals that mimic healthy brainwaves. Administered through topical sensors, this evidence-based treatment helps to improve cognitive functioning, promote neuroplasticity and regulate the nervous system in short sessions of only 10 to 15 minutes. A course of Direct Neurofeedback typically involves one to two sessions per week for a total of 12 to 24 sessions. This FDA Class Two safety-rated system is suitable for clients of all ages. No side effects that could be classified as “significant” have been found.

NOTICE: We are not currently accepting clients who have a history of seizures.

Direct Neurofeedback has shown results with a wide range symptoms, including those related to:

  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Long COVID
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Neurofeedback Rates

$80 per session. $900 for 12 sessions.

Book now to receive these limited time discounted rates! Prices increase to $100 per session after March 1, 2024.


Soultenders Child & Family Center

1605 Hope St, Suite 350, South Pasadena, CA 91030

Soultenders Child & Family Center

Soultenders is one of few private practices in the Los Angeles area that accepts a wide range of insurance plans for high-quality mental health services. As the site supervisor of the Soultenders Child and Family Center in South Pasadena, Lauren oversees a team of independent therapists who specialize in treating children and adolescents. Soultenders has nine additional locations throughout Los Angeles and Orange County, and accepts most major insurance plans (excluding Blue Shield), as well as Kaiser and most forms of Medi-Cal. Other local therapy practices serving children and teens include A Place to Be Therapy and The Center for Connection.