David  Pincus
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David Pincus

Psychologist, PhD
California Not Accepting Online
Orange Accepting In-person
Updated November 2, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Existential crisis & challenges
  • Family issues

Professional statement

David Pincus, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist committed to providing effective, yet individually tailored psychotherapy in partnership with each client. Dr. Pincus completed more than 12,000 hours in training during his pre-doctoral and doctoral level training, ranging from eclectic transpersonal therapies and guided imagery to traditional scientifically-grounded behavioral therapies. He is an active researcher and trainer in the areas of human resilience and psychotherapy, and tailors a unique "approach" to each client he sees. He specializes in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive and other anxiety disorders, but has extensive experience in most of the challenges that bring people to therapy. The office is located in Old Town Orange and serves Yorba Linda, Anaheim, Santa Ana and the surrounding communities, in addition to some limited remote session capability on a case-by-case basis.

Message to clients

I am a full-time tenured Professor of Clinical Psychology at Chapman University, where I have been since 2002. But I have always maintained a private practice, and therapy is what I enjoy doing most. I been practicing therapy since 1992, starting out first as a facility manager for profoundly developmentally disabled adults, and then as a community-based youth and family social worker. During my graduate training at Marquette University in the mid-1990s, I received training in a wide range of scientifically grounded approaches to therapy. It was during this time that I first learned how to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders using exposure and response prevention (ERP), which I continue to do as my primary specialty. Yet, I value most the diversity in my training, which has inspired both my clinical and my scientific work. I am confident in knowing what makes therapy effective, but also in the uniqueness of each person's situation. My style is down-to-earth, honest, and practical. My job is basically to help you get you where you want to be in life in the simplest way that we can find.


Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


David Pincus is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $300 (75min)
  • Family sessions: $300 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (California)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Orange practice
624 W. Chapman Avenue, Orange, California 92868
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Chapman University, Full Professor, 2018 - Present
Private Practice, Clinical Psychologist, 2003 - Present
Chapman University, Associate Professor (Tenured), 2010 - 2018
Chapman University, Frances L. Smith Community Clinic, Clinic Director, 2009 - 2011
Chapman University, Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), 2003 - 2010
UC Davis, Dept. of Psychiatry, Post-doctoral Fellow (APPIC Accredited), 2002 - 2003
Shasta County Mental Health, Pre-doctoral Intern (APA Accredited), 2001 - 2002
The Counseling Center of Milwaukee, Doctoral Practicum (2000+ hours), 1998 - 2001
Marquette University Center for Psychological Services, Doctoral Practicum (2000+ hours), 1996 - 2001
Physicians' Referral Weight Loss, Weight Loss Counselor, 1999 - 2000
St. Charles Youth and Family Services, Social Worker, 1992 - 1995
Zarahemla Inc, Mosiah Home, Facility Manager, 1991 - 1992

Marquette University, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2002
Marquette University, M.S. Clinical Psychology, 1998
Pitzer College, B.A. Psychology, 1991


California: Psy19252