About David Shoup, Ph.D.

About David Shoup, Ph.D.

David's clinical practice focuses on empowering clients to make changes they want by providing a collaborative, warm, and supportive environment. He completed postdoctoral fellowships at UCSF and Sibly, where he worked with medical doctors, nurses, lawyers, law enforcement, and psychologists on personal and professional matters. He also provided executive coaching and guidance for mental health professionals at a digital mental health startup.

David's APA Predoctoral Internship was at I Ola Lāhui, where he worked on remote Hawaiian Islands providing community mental health services. He has worked in different cultural and demographic settings, including research on depression in medically compromised adults and providing fitness of duty evaluations for law enforcement.  He specializes in tech and other in working with professional from tech companies, medical professional, and lawyers.

David holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Notre Dame De Namur University and master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in San Francisco. Prior to this David worked for over 25 years leading teams and technology departments for Bay Area Biotech and medical device companies. He has served as a board member and chairman of the board for a local nonprofit. David is a member of the following professional organization amongst others:


  • San Francisco Psychology Association, Board Member (SFPA)
  • Washington State Psychological Association (WSPA)
  • California Psychology Association (CPA)
  • American Psychology Association (APA)
  • The Association of Black Psychologists (ABP)