David  Scheinfeld

David Scheinfeld

Psychologist, PhD
Texas Waitlist Online
Austin Waitlist In-person
Updated August 11, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Life transitions
  • Anger management
  • Trauma
  • Insomnia & sleep issues
  • Men, Masculinity, and Fathering

Professional statement

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.


Message to clients

Useful therapeutic progress is often grounded in a sound and trusting client-therapist relationship. With this in mind, I continually create a supportive, open, and willing therapeutic environment that allows us to genuinely understand what is keeping you stuck in unhealthy cycles and leverage dynamics that are moving you in healthier directions. Regardless of the complexity of your struggle(s), we will customize our work to your needs in a way that allows for a balance of sustainable therapeutic growth and actionable intrapersonal and interpersonal change.

For some, engaging in therapy can be daunting, and for others it may be intriguing or relieving. Wherever you are on this spectrum, I am here to welcome you into a committed and supportive alliance focused on what is useful and healthy to you for your life trajectory. Thank you for your interest in my practice, and I look forward to connecting with you. Please feel free to contact me for a complimentary consultation call. Wishing you well. Best, -David


Specialties

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.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

David Scheinfeld is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $220 (50min)
  • Initial session: $220 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00-5:00
  • Tue 8:00-5:00
  • Wed 8:00-5:00
  • Thu 8:00-5:00
  • Fri 10:00-1:00
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Austin practice
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8:00-5:00
  • Tue 8:00-5:00
  • Wed 8:00-5:00
  • Thu 8:00-5:00
  • Fri 10:00-1:00
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years

Private Psychotherapy Practice , Psychologist , 2016 - Present
Veterans Affairs , Psychologist , 2013 - 2016

University of Texas at Austin, PhD, 2013


Licensure

Texas: 37128


Languages

English