Steven David Ph.D.



Dr. David is currently in private practice full-time in Los Angeles, California and also holds a faculty appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences where he supervises interns and residents.

Dr. David received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California and he completed both his Clinical Psychology Internship and his Neuropsychology Post Doctoral Residency at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.

Dr. David is currently accepting new patients in his Los Angeles private practice where he sees: Younger, Mid-Life, and Older Adults for Individual and Couple Psychotherapy and for Neuropsychological and Psychodiagnostic Evaluations.

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  • Skype Consultation
    Dr. David offers personal consultations via Skype. To schedule a Skype session, please contact or call 323.401.0493

    (Please note that individuals who are seeking intensive psychotherapy are better served by contacting a local, licensed psychotherapist. Issues such as severe depression, suicidal thoughts, or debilitating anxiety should be addressed by an in-person consultation with a trusted mental health professional. Dr. David provides such psychotherapuetic services only to individuals who reside in the Los Angeles area and who can attend regular therapy sessions in his office.)
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Dr. David utilizes evidence-based (research-based) psychotherapies such as Traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) to treat people with:

  • Symptoms of Depression and other Mood Disorders
  • Symptoms of Anxiety / Worry and Anxiety Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Interpersonal problems
  • Adjustment / Coping Issues
  • Bereavement / Grief
  • Couple Distress and Relationship Problems
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Sexual and Gender Identity Issues
  • Personal Growth Issues
  • and a variety of other issues

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Traditional Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused