David Shapiro, Ph.D.

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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.

I am proud to have dedicated years to developing proficiency as a Psychologist. I am both a California Licensed Psychologist as well as a Singapore Registered Psychologist. In addition to earning a Ph.D. from the APA Accredited Counseling Psychology Training Program at the University of Texas at Austin, I also hold a Masters Degree in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. As part of my Ph.D. program I successfully completed the APA Approved Predoctoral Psychology Internship at the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda. I then went on to hold a variety of positions in both governmental and private sector settings before eventually building my own private practice. These years of experience have allowed me to develop a range of skills and competencies which I am able to draw upon.

I am now providing therapy exclusively online for adults, adolescents, couples and families. I do this through a secure online platform which is easy for clients to use. Because I am a California Licensed Psychologist these services are eligible for reimbursement through PPO insurance on an Out-of-Network basis. All necessary documentation for insurance submission are provided to clients though a secure online portal.


Notable Credentials:

  • B.A. Psychology - The University of California at Santa Cruz
  • M.A. Developmental Psychology - Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Ph.D. Counseling Psychology - The University of Texas at Austin
  • California Licensed Psychologist (License # PSY17495)
  • Singapore Registered Psychologist (Reg. #2009001)
  • Full Member American Psychological Association
  • Full Member Singapore Psychological Society
  • APA Accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship - The Jerry L. Pettis Memorial V.A. Medical Center
  • Former Lecturer - Psychology The University of California at Irvine
  • Former Chair of the Professional Practice Committee - The Orange County Psychological Association
  • Former Board Member - The Orange County Psychological Association
  • Former Court Employed Child Custody Evaluator - Family Law Court, Superior Court of the State of California, County of Riverside


Dr. David Shapiro Reaches

Newport Beach CA