David Shapiro (he/his)

Accepting Clients

I partner with my clients to empower them to make the changes necessary to bring their realities in line with the lives they truly want.

Psychologist in Irvine, CA

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Are you unsatisfied with one or more areas of your life? I collaborate with each individual, couple, and family with whom I work to craft their own individualized success plans. To accomplish this, I draw upon years of experience, as well as a very strong foundation of training in a range of techniques and strategies. Perhaps equally important are the personal qualities that I bring, which include intelligence, genuineness, compassion, and a commitment to the highest standards.

My Background and Approach

I offer a range of types of therapies, often combining several, depending on the particular needs of each client. These include short term interventions designed to provide quick symptom relief and behavioral change, as well as longer-term approaches that aim at helping to extend these changes into a fulfilling life. I am proud to have dedicated years to developing proficiency as a Psychologist. My training and experience allows me now to craft individualized treatment plans with each client, couple, or family with whom I work. Usually my work involves integrating a variety of approaches to impact people on multiple levels in ways which allow them to replace patterns which are no longer serving them with more effective responses related to their thoughts, feelings, behavior, communication, and interpersonal relationships.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

The integration of meditation, mindfulness, and other core Buddhist teachings with psychotherapy have helped me to be an even more effective therapist. So too, has being a therapist provided a venue for me to actualize values important to me, especially related to the vows I have taken to dedicate myself to helping liberate others from suffering. It is this spiritual path that brought me to Asia, and now with the help of the internet I am once again sharing it with a small group of cllients online. In addition to initially immersing myself in Tibetan Buddhism and a related tradition called Dzogchen, I spent 5 years studying with Thai Buddhist Monks at a Monastery in Escondido, CA. It was this exposure to those Monks that helped me to make the decision to move to Thailand with the goal of deepening my spiritual practice and serve Villagers without any expectation of payment. I now continue these activities while practicing online as a Psychologist serving those back home.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Oscar
  • Optum
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 23 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 195/session


949-245-7718 Email David
4199 Campus Drive
Suite 550
Irvine, CA 92612
7700 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618

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