David Shapiro,California Licensed Psychologist

David Shapiro,California Licensed Psychologist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 17495
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • United
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Fees: Individual Therapy: $195
Couples and Family Therapy: $195
Extended Sessions: $195
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


4199 Campus Drive
Suite 550
Irvine, California 92612
Irvine, California 92618

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My Approach to Helping

Are you unsatisfied with one or more areas of your life? I partner with my clients to empower them to make the changes necessary to bring their realities in line with the lives they truly want. In this way, I collaborate with each individual, couple, and family with whom I work to craft their own individualized success plans. To accomplish this, I draw upon years of experience, as well as a very strong foundation of training in a range of techniques and strategies. Perhaps equally important are the personal qualities that I bring, which include intelligence, genuineness, compassion, and a commitment to the highest standards.

I offer a range of types of therapies, often combining several, depending on the particular needs of each client. These include short term interventions designed to provide quick symptom relief and behavioral change, as well as longer-term approaches that aim at helping to extend these changes into a fulfilling life.

Entrusting another person to help with your most sensitive issues isn\\\'t easy. Please know that I will honor you with the level of care, concern, and commitment you deserve. I will always act in your best interest, helping you to overcome those things that are holding you back.

More Info About My Practice

I have practiced and taught meditation and Buddhist psychology for the past 12 years. The integration of meditation, mindfulness, and other core Buddhist teachings with psychotherapy have helped me to be an even more effective therapist. So too, has being a therapist provided a venue for me to actualize values important to me, especially related to the vows I have taken to dedicate myself to helping liberate others from suffering. It is this spiritual path that brought me to Asia, and now with the help of the internet I am once again sharing it with a small group of cllients online.

In addition to initially immersing myself in Tibetan Buddhism and a related tradition called Dzogchen, I spent 5 years studying with Thai Buddhist Monks at a Monastery in Escondido, CA. It was this exposure to those Monks that helped me to make the decision to move to Thailand with the goal of deepening my spiritual practice and serve Villagers without any expectation of payment. I actually considered becoming a Monk. However, through deep contemplation and consultation with trusted Teachers, I came to realize that the best way for me to help liberate others from suffering was through the career I know best - being a Psychologist. I spent two years in Singapore working as a Psychologist, primarily Western Expats. Then during the Covid crisis, I became proficient at providing therapy online which has inspired me to now offer my services to select clients back home while continuing to live abroad.

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Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with teens, adults, couples and families. Many of my clients appreciate that I incorporate mindfulness, meditation, clinical hypnosis as possible adjuncts to more traditional psychotherapy.

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Professional Sports
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Breakup
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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