David Shapiro, Ph.D. is a Psychologist with a private practice in Irvine, CA. Dr. Shapiro specializes in individual, couples and family therapy. As appropriate, he also integrates clinical hypnosis, mindfulness promotion, relaxation training, and other adjunctive therapies. David Shapiro, Ph.D. has served as the Treasurer, was the Chair of the Professional Practice Committee, and was a Member of the Board of Directors for the Orange County Psychological Association. In addition, he has taught Psychology at the University of California at Irvine, and has been the Director of Clinical Services within a psychiatric and chemical dependency center. Among his areas of clinical strength are strategic psychotherapy, family therapy, couple's counseling, stress management, anger control, communication skills training, clinical hypnosis, and existential therapeutic approaches.
Dr. Shapiro is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. His therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
B.A. - 1989 - Psychology - The University of California at Santa Cruz
M.A. - 1991 - Developmental Psychology - Columbia University
Ph.D. - 1999 - Counseling Psychology (APA Approved) - The University of Texas at Austin
Psychologist - State of California - License # PSY17495
Professional Activities and Memberships:
American Psychological Association
Dr. David Shapiro ReachesLake Forest CAAliso Viejo CALaguna Niguel CACoto de Caza CAIrvine CA