About David Shoup, Ph.D.

About David Shoup, Ph.D.

David Shoup, Ph.D.

David's clinical practice focuses on empowering his clients to make the changes they want to make. He does this by providing a collaborative, warm, and supportive environment where clients can explore what is possible. He helps the client focus on change, and then jointly define a plan of action. David utilizes different modalities that best suit the client’s needs and desires.

David, completed two postdoctoral fellowships: one was at UCSF where his clients included UCSF’s medical doctors, nurses, lawyers, law enforcement, and psychologists who wanted help with personal and professional matters. The other was at Sibly where he worked with mental health professionals, providing training and guidance on their hardest cases. He also provided executive coaching for this small digital mental health startup, an environment notorious for high emotions and stressful workloads.

David completed his APA Predoctoral Internship at I Ola Lāhui, where he worked on remote Hawai’ian islands providing community mental health services.  Additionally, David has worked in a variety of different cultural and demographic settings, including working for the Institute on Aging’s research project in conjunction with UCSF medical staff on depression in medically compromised adults, providing fitness of duty evaluations for California’s law enforcement, and working in a neurobehavioral unit.

David earned his Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University in San Francisco and his Bachelor of Science in Business from Notre Dame De Namur University. Before his clinical psychology trainings, he worked for 25-years in drug discovery and medical device companies, where he led information technology and project management. He has also served as board members and chairman of the board for a local nonprofit.


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