David Steven Shapiro
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.
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
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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