Dr. David Scheinfeld is a psychologist located in Austin, TX. Dr. Scheinfeld primarily works with individuals experiencing stress, anxiety, and/or anger. Clients that come into his practice are often facing a major life transition or event, issues within career/school, challenges related to a traumatic event(s), ongoing stress/anxiety, or unsustainable relationships at work or at home.
Dr. Scheinfeld specializes in helping clients that work in technology-focused fields, and addressing issues specific to that work environment. He is also passionate about working with issues specific to men and masculinity. Specifically, discovering how components of one’s masculine identity may keep them stuck, and help them reframe their masculinity to move in a more useful and sustainable direction.
Dr. Scheinfeld creates a focused and supportive therapeutic environment that provides useful insights and clear skill-building to develop targeted coping skills. A critical part of this process is helping clients notice their emotions, behavioral patterns, and thoughts in a new way that allows for more sustainable intrapersonal and interpersonal change. Dr. Scheinfeld often uses techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). These approaches help clients identify and pivot thoughts, emotions, and behaviors into a more sustainable and healthier direction.
Dr. Scheinfeld’s ultimate goal for clients is to learn lifelong insight-building and coping skills to work with and through hardship while leveraging strengths. He prioritizes a client-centered approach that caters each therapy session to clients’ specific needs, while simultaneously providing a supportive environment for intrapersonal and interpersonal growth. Dr. Scheinfeld earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology from University of Texas at Austin.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder).
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage stress.
Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; using insights from anger to develop more sustainable thinking and behavioral patterns that acknowledge what is important to you and move you in a healthy direction.
Trauma - Coping, healing, and embodying strength after experiencing threatening or scary events at any point in your life, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse.
Insomnia & sleep issues - Improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia.
Men, Masculinity, and Fathering - Understanding how masculinity has covertly and overtly impacted the ways you treat yourself, others, and the world in which you operate. We will then use this insight to help you pivot your conceptualization of masculinity to create healthier and more sustainable patterns for yourself.
David Scheinfeld is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 8 years
Private Psychotherapy Practice , Psychologist , 2016 - Present
Veterans Affairs , Psychologist , 2013 - 2016
University of Texas at Austin, PhD, 2013