Dr. David Shoup (He/him)

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Do you find yourself repeatedly thinking about events of the days or the past? Do you find these thoughts get in the way, I can help.

Psychologist in Pacifica, CA

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  • Individual
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About My Clients

My clients are successful professionals who, despite their external success, often feel hampered by their private thoughts. They are frequently people on edge and who spend too much time analyzing the day's or past conversations, rehashing them repeatedly. Often these thoughts get in the way of their relationship, hobbies, and enjoying life to its fullest. I use cognitive and mindfulness technics to help people finding a new way forward.

My Background and Approach

My approach is to quickly help you identify realistic solutions, eliminate roadblocks contributing to your troubles, and develop a long-term strategy to incorporate a sustainable path. I combine cognitive, mindfulness, and interpersonal therapies, as well as a bit of humor when appropriate, to help meet and address your unique needs. My goal is to teach you skills or tongues that you can use now and in the future. Often we can lessen the impact of anxiety and or build up our tolerance to it, which enables us to accomplish our goals.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe everyone has the right to be happy in life, their relationships, and at work. Life is complicated, and I strive to understand everyone's unique, nuanced, and complex story. I believe, at times, the structure and culture and societies can be a hindrance to happiness. Looking at what we value most compare to what society at large values may be the starting point of a new way of looking at what troubles us. Additionally, I believe at times we developed habits or routines that at the time are in our best interest, while later they may be over-applied or no longer serving us the way they once did. I think everyone can learn new of being happier and healthier. I strive to understand my client's history, strengths, current situation and provide support and collaboratively find practical solutions. I find laughing together is often a great way to make progress on healing, and I try to incorporate humor in my time with clients.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $225 - 250/session


650-278-5217 Email Dr. David
870 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

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