The website’s cover photo is a banner that reads, “Clinical Practice.”  The photo behind the text is an ocean’s rocky shore.


A headshot of Dr. Lauren Maltby.  She is smiling and wearing a blue sweater.

Welcome to my practice for children, adolescents, and adults. I provide therapy and assessment for a variety of stressors and challenges.  I have a particular specialization in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with a history of trauma, child abuse, and neglect.

Whether you are seeking help for a child you love and care for, or are trying to better understand the problems you currently face and actively seek solutions, I hope you are encouraged by what you find on this site. I hope that by giving you some information about how the process of therapy and assessment work in my practice, you can determine if you’d like to speak further about seeking treatment or an evaluation. 

Sometimes people don’t know exactly what they’re looking for when they stumble across a page like this, and that’s OK too. I hope you’ll take some time to look around, and feel comfortable to reach out if you have questions or just aren’t sure exactly what you or your child need and would like to talk about it. I’d be glad to speak by phone or communicate via email about your questions and concerns. 

In addition to private practice, I work for the County of Los Angeles in the Department of Health Services, and am on the clinical faculty of UCLA Geffen School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics.

A decorative banner that reads, "My practice serves children, adolescents, and adults." There are photos of a young girl smiling, an adolescent male smiling on an iPad, and an adult female smiling mid-conversation.

A clickable banner that says, "In California, there are approximately 17,000 active, licensed psychologists; only 29 of those are board certified in child and adolescent psychology; 14 of those are in Los Angeles.  You can learn more about board certification in child psych here."  Clicking the banner will direct you to the American Board of Professional Psychology's website about clinical child and adolescent psychology.