Dr. David Shapiro, Psychologist
I am a private practice psychologist serving clients with an exclusively online boutique practice. As your therapist, it is my priority to create a therapeutic atmosphere that promotes growth and positive change, for you. I look forward to working with you to addresses your challenges and realize your goals. Therapy is a process that can move you toward being the healthiest version of yourself and living the life you desire.
I use a variety of approaches to address my clients unique needs. Many successful treatment plans will utilize a foundation of biopsychosocial, cognitive/cognitive-behavioral, contemplative psychotherapy, eclectic, existential/humanistic, hypnotherapy, integrative, interpersonal, person-centered, relational psychotherapy, solution-focused brief therapy therapy then quickly move toward a tailored treatment plan and approach that includes tools to help sustain the growth experienced in regular therapy.
Additionally, there is a growing body of research that supports the practice of self-compassion and mindfulness in psychotherapy. Neuroscience research reveals individuals that practice these techniques are happier, more resilient, and better equipped to heal painful memories from the past. It is my honor and mission to help my clients move past what’s blocking them from reaching their full potential individually and in their relationships. Having spent years as a practicing Buddhist, including extensive retreats and ongoing training with accomplished Monks, I now integrate meditation instruction along with psychotherapy. This has been very well received by my clients and consistently improves therapeutic outcomes of my clients.
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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Education & Credentials:
- License #: PSY 17495
- License State: CA
- Practicing Since: 20
- Education: I hold a Ph.D. from the APA Accredited Counseling Psychology Training Program at the University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College – Columbia University, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.