David Shapiro, Therapist in Newport Beach, California — Zencare
David Steven Shapiro
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David Steven Shapiro

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Psychologist, PhD
California Accepting Online
Newport Center, Irvine Spectrum, Beverly Hills Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 7, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Divorce & separation
  • Self-esteem
  • Infidelity

Professional statement

David Shapiro, Ph.D. is a California Licensed Psychologist with extensive experience helping adults, couples, families, and teens overcome barriers in various areas of life. After years of practice Dr. Shapiro has developed proficiency in a broad range of types of therapy, and he also integrates meditation and mindfulness in his clinical work. Rather than putting every client through the same cookie cutter treatments, David works with each individual, couple or family he serves to form individualized treatments based on their specifics needs and preferences. In each case, David's overriding goal is to empower clients to bring their true lives in line with how they would ideally like things to be. This could involve changing how one handles their emotions, relationships, behavioral patterns, thought processes, career, health, and many other focuses. Often, clients are empowered to take control in multiple areas of life.

David's clients include adult and teen individuals, couples and families. Rather than treating illnesses, David's clients tend to be fairly well adjusted individuals who seek to overcome barriers in one or more areas of life. As such, David's approach tends to be empowering, and often involved helping clients to apply strengths they may have in new areas of their lives. This may involve helping replace dysfunctional behaviors or choices, improving communication within couples or families, make life transitions, overcome longstanding challenges to self-esteem, establish greater intimacy, and many other focuses.

Another interesting fact is that in addition to being a well trained and experienced clinician, David also practices and teaches about Buddhism and meditation. He gladly supports clients in applying these in support of becoming happier and overcoming sources of suffering in their own lives and in the lives of those they care most deeply about.


Message to clients

I support my clients in materializing the lives they truly desire. Yes, of course, along the way they overcome barriers, such as inappropriate anxiety, depressed mood, counterproductive behaviors, self esteem issues, relational difficulties, etc. These are replaced with patterns of thought, feeling, behavior, relating to others that set up the conditions for life to unfold in ways that can be most fulfilling. Each person’s path to success is unique. For that reason, my approach to therapy is unique for each client with whom I work. Together, we collaborate to understand what changes are desired and the means to accomplishing their own vision of success. You are capable of having a life you truly desire. I would be honored to assist you in making that a reality.

Psychotherapy can be an effective tool in helping you to overcome the challenges you face. By seeking therapy, you are taking responsibility and action to change what no longer works in your life.

With honesty and compassion I will work with you to create an open channel of communication. The goal of our therapy sessions together will be to help you develop and carry out your own unique success plan based upon your own specific circumstances and preferences. Additionally, we will work on the skill of self-compassion, which will allow you to move more easily through difficult times in the future, as wells as become a more productive and happier person.


Specialties

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

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Divorce & separation - Questioning or feeling unsatisfied in your relationship; contemplation and navigation of separation; addressing issues of power, voice, and communication challenges

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Infidelity - Processing through the impacts that infidelity has on one’s relationship; learning how to set boundaries, resolve conflict effectively, and promote healing in the relationship




Clientele

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

Insurance

David Shapiro 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: $195 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $195
  • Initial session: $195 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $195 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $195 (50min)

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
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

My therapy platform is integrated with Stripe, which keeps a credit/debit/HSA card on file. The client's card on file is billed following billable sessions. Superbills for each session are available for download through a secure client portal. The practice participates with Reimbursify, which makes out of network claim submission simple and quick.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 3:00pm-11:00pm
  • Tue 3:00pm-11:00pm
  • Wed 3:00pm-11:00pm
  • Thu 3:00pm-11:00pm
  • Fri 3:00pm-11:00pm
  • Sat 3:00pm-11:00pm
  • Sun 3:00pm-11:00pm

Newport Center practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Tue 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Wed 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Thu 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Fri 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Sat 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Sun 1:00PM-10:00PM

Irvine Spectrum practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Tue 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Wed 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Thu 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Fri 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Sat 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Sun 1:00PM-10:00PM

Beverly Hills practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Tue 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Wed 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Thu 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Fri 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Sat 1:00PM-10:00PM
  • Sun 1:00PM-10:00PM

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

David Shapiro, Ph.D. & Associates, Owner, Psychologist, Director, 2001 - Present
Psynaptica, Psychologist, 2020 - 2021
SACAC, Psychologist, 2019 - 2020
Health Psychology Associates, Psychologist, 2001 - 2003
Superior Court Of The State Of California, County Of Riverside, Evaluator, 2000 - 2001
Riverside County Department Of Mental Health, Pre-Licensed Psychologist, 1999 - 2000
Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VAMC, Predoctoral Intern, 1997 - 1998
Texas Youth Commission, Associate Correctional Psychologist, 1994 - 1996

The University Of Texas At Austin, Ph.D., 1999
Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A., 1991
The University Of California At Santa Cruz, B.A., 1989


Licensure

California: PSY17495


Languages

English