Lynette Lau, phd

the human behind the screen


I’m a licensed clinical psychologist (CA PSY28347) in Southern California specializing in infant/early childhood mental health, stress/trauma, and couple/family relationships. I also specialize in providing neurodiversity affirming therapy to autistic and other neurodivergent individuals (e.g., ADHD). I’ve listed my education and clinical training on this page, so you have a sense of where and how I was trained.

I currently hold appointments as a clinical psychologist at the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and as an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA Department of Psychology. Through these appointments, I provide didactics and clinical supervision to predoctoral and postdoctoral psychology trainees. Also, as a reflection of my commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI), I founded and co-lead the Intersectional Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Accountability (IIDEA) committee for the Psychology Division and Psychiatry Department at Harbor-UCLA.

Beyond all this, you should know that I am strongly passionate about science, equity, and inclusion. I am continually doing work to improve my approach to thinking about and providing clinical care for marginalized populations. As part of these efforts, I approach clinical work using a social model of disability, with the perspective that the academic and clinical expertise are just as important as lived experience, and with a firm commitment to values affirming practices.

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and clinical training

  • B.A. in Psychology, UCLA
    • Minor: Applied Developmental Psychology
    • Minor: Education
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, UCLA
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, UCLA
  • UC Davis Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship
  • Predoctoral Fellowship (Early Childhood Mental Health specialization), Children’s Institute, Inc.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (Early Childhood Mental Health specialization), Children’s Institute, Inc.

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areas of specialization

and specialized evidence-based models

  • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Stress and Trauma
  • Couple and Family Therapy
  • Neurodiversity Affirming Therapy
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Integrative Behavioral Couple Therapy (IBCT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

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