Welcome to Ascent Psychological Services! My name is Lauren Elder. I am a clinical psychologist and the founder and director of Ascent Psychological Services.
I specialize in autism, developmental delay, anxiety, and behavior. I serve all ages, from infants through adults.
I offer both assessment and treatment services. Depending on your concerns, I use behavioral, developmental, or cognitive-behavioral treatments. My flexible, collaborative, and supportive approach will help give you the tools to meet your goals and help you or your children reach their fullest potential.
If you're interested in understanding more about yourself or your child, I provide psychodiagnostic, IEE, developmental, cognitive, and autism diagnostic evaluations. Understanding what may be contributing to emotions and behavior can be very helpful, and is incredibly important to help guide treatment.
I am centrally located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, and am also able to provide services through travel or telemedicine throughout California and New York.
Please feel free to call or e-mail with questions, I'd be happy to speak with you about my services.