Lindsay Lohan has reportedly been skipping her court ordered therapy sessions.

The troubled actress was berated by Judge Stephanie Sautner at a progress hearing in July for failing to find a therapist for weekly sessions and has since failed to comply with the judge's orders, citing being out of the country working as an excuse, according to gossip website TMZ.

The sessions were ordered as part of Lindsay's sentence for stealing a $2,500 necklace from a boutique in January.

The 25-year-old actress spent time in Italy last month where she was unveiled as the new face of Philipp Plein despite admitting she hadn't met him until the day before or even seen the clothing until she was unveiled.

She said: "Something important to know about this collection is that it's expressing something a little bit more edgy. And I think maybe people's perceptions of me have been kind of taken out of context just from what you see and read."

Lindsay is due back in court on October 17 for another progress hearing.