David Dean Shoup

David Dean Shoup


Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California, Washington Accepting Online
Updated January 23, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Men's health
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Dr. David Shoup is a licensed Psychologist in Washington and California. Dr. Shoup clients often live a life that from the outside, looks happy and fulfilling. However, at times these individuals struggle to feel fulfilled in their lives and often experience anxiety, stress, or shame. They question whether they’re worth the love of their partners or family members, and write off their professional success as being lucky or others not really knowing what is happening. Often they enter therapy because they’re ready to change and want to enjoy life and their life's more.

Dr. Shoup’s goal in working with clients is to provide them with the skills they need to face their challenges and to find ways through their problems. He encourages clients to talk openly about what’s bothering them and what areas of their lives feel uncomfortable. He then works with clients to reflecting on their stories, and their life circumstances to better understand how they came to be in their current situation. He utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other appropriate modalities to tailor sessions to individual needs. Clients may also find mindfulness practices to focus their attention on the present and let go of the past.

Dr. Shoup earned a Ph.D. in Psychology. He enjoys injecting humor into his conversations with clients and has a down-to-earth, easy-going style. He collaborates with his clients so together they can find effective strategies to make life more satisfying and comfortable.

Message to clients

My clients who find I'm a good fit for them often say, this does not feel like therapy this just feels like a conversation with someone that knows me really well, who can be hold both the good and bad about a tough situation, and to help work through the issue without being judgmental. Call today to see if we are a good fit for each other.


ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


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


David Shoup 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: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $250


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 8:00 to 5:00
  • Tue 8:00 to 7:00
  • Wed 8:00 to 5:00
  • Thu 8:00 to 7:00
  • Fri 8:00 to 5:00
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00 to 6:00
  • Tue 8:00 to 8:00
  • Wed 8:00 to 6:00
  • Thu 8:00 to 8:00
  • Fri 8:00 to 6:00
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Practical Psychology, Inc., Psychologist/Owner, 2020 - Present
UCSF, Post Doc, 2019 - 2020

California School Of Professional Psychology, Ph.D., 2017


California: PSY32217

Washington: TE61354718



Client testimonials

"The entire call was amazing. Dr. Shoup is very knowledgeable, passionate, and cares about his clients."
- Zencare client • August 2023