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David Shields
Licensed Mental Health Counselor

In-network with

Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Cigna, Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey, Oscar Health, Oxford, and United Healthcare

Specializes in

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Loss, and Relationship Issues

Great to meet you!

For over 20 years I have worked with clients in a variety of settings. I have helped clients work through grief, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, men’s issues, family conflicts and difficult child custody proceedings. I have provided therapy for clients facing the daily challenges of living with a variety of mental disorders. I also provide a safe environment for clients in the LGBTQ+ community to deal with a variety of life challenges complicated by systemic and societal prejudices.

A bit about my approach to therapy

Together, we will explore the specific challenges you are facing which impede your ability to live life to its fullest. I incorporate a variety of therapeutic interventions. Based upon your individual goals and life experiences, the focus of our work may be solution-based, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic or interpersonal. Often, a combination of multiple therapeutic approaches is effective.

What you can expect from our first session

Our lives are full of obstacles that can prevent us from living life to its fullest. Some obstacles we seem to bring upon ourselves, while others are thrust upon us. Overcoming these obstacles can be difficult and sometimes painful. I offer a safe, non-judgmental therapeutic setting. Together, we explore the specific challenges you are facing which impede your ability to live life to its fullest.

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Insurance carriers David accepts

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey

More about David

MS (Master of Science) at Nova Southeastern University
License type: LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor)
Gender: Male
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Languages: English
Works with: Adolescents, Adults, and Seniors
More specialties: Trauma, Family Issues, and Men's Issues
Modalities: Behavior Modification, Brief Dynamic, Interpersonal, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Humanistic, Psychodynamic, and Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


1200 West Platt Street Suite 204
Tampa, FL 33606