David Shanley, PsyD

David Shanley, PsyD

Professions: Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Psychologist - PSY.0004360
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 17852
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Office 1
1776 S Jackson St, Ste 800
Denver, Colorado 80210 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Cigna
  • Tricare

Fees: $120 per session, Free 30-minute consultation, Sliding scale available. Also able to accept HSA payments

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My priority is to help you conquer your anxiety and other mental health struggles so that you can live the life you want. I do this through the use of exposure and acceptance based techniques. Anxiety is maintained over time by the avoidance of things, people, and situations that make us anxious. Thus, the treatment is to help you approach, rather than avoid, those exact things that make you anxious. While this can seem quite intimidating and challenging at first, it gets easier over time, and is proven to be the most effective way to overcome anxiety.

This fundamental approach can also be used to help individuals with a variety of presenting concerns including depression, OCD, trauma, panic disorder, social confidence, low self-esteem, and grief and loss. Often times, we as humans may fear being vulnerable, getting close in our relationships, trusting others, succeeding, failing, taking on a new job or challenge, or going after the things we really want in life.

Regardless of what the specific emotion or thought may be, I help you to open up and talk about these issues, and more importantly, figure out ways to start taking action toward the things you care about most. The therapeutic relationship is paramount in helping you feel safe to talk about and explore painful topics. It is through the approach, rather than the avoidance, of such painful topics that progress can be made, such that you can live more flexibly and in accordance with your chosen values.

Email or Call David Shanley, PsyD at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 17852

More Info About My Practice

I am a young, energetic therapist with a flexible schedule. I offer individuals a sliding scale fee as needed, in order to accommodate as many people as I can. I can also help you submit claims for reimbursement through your own insurance. I work with both individuals and couples, young and old, although I specialize in adults with anxiety disorders and relationship issues. You can call or email today for a free consultation to see if I might be a good fit for you.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I feel particularly adept at helping people struggling with Anxiety. I have a lot of experience with these individuals, and my approach allows me to validate my clients while helping them take active steps toward overcoming their anxiety and living the life they value. Furthermore, my approach helps you begin to see real progress quickly, especially as it relates to your anxiety, and being able to live a more flexible and meaningful life.

My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy

The purpose of psychotherapy is to offer you, the client, a safe, nonjudgmental space to help you work through whatever it is you are needing most. Sometimes you are aware of this and know exactly what you want, and other times it is up to me as the therapist to help assess where you may be getting stuck and how to help you. Psychotherapy is about growth, progress, and learning how to get the life you want, whether that means improving relationships, learning to love yourself, overcoming anxiety, or any other of the wide range of issues you might be struggling with.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Pick up the phone and call a therapist for a free phone consultation. Ask them about their practice, their treatment orientation, how they work with people, and how they might be able to help you. Feel free to at least briefly explain what you are struggling with and try to get a sense of what it might be like to work with that person. Therapy, like many new things, might seem scary at first, but can offer a lifetime of reward. Life is too short to not be lived to the fullest, so I say, if you're on the fence, get started today!

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobia

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Career Choice
  • Chronic Pain
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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