Sheldon Rd Office: (978) 407-3291

Westshore Blvd Office: (813) 281-8955


David S. LaPensee LCSW, LICSW, ACSW is a social worker, psychotherapist, specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice at Psychological and Psychiatric Services 1211 N. Westshore Blvd, Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33607. David also sees clients at 10906 Sheldon Rd. Tampa, FL 33626.

With over forty years experience (with two years additional, pre MSW internship experience) as an individual, child, marriage and family therapist, I specialize in systemic types of psychotherapy, I am currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of expertise are marriage counseling, child therapy, adolescent therapy, ADHD in children and adults, depression, anxiety, sex therapy, gambling, drug and alcohol issues, internet pornography addiction and a host of other specializations, derived from my long experience as a therapist.

In addition to being a experienced relationship therapist, I have presented at conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of adolescent issues, divorce recovery and drug free workplace. I have provided Critical Incident Debriefing interventions for companies, universities (MIT) and agencies in Massachusetts, including after the Boston Marathon bombing.

I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges.  I integrate complimentary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual, family or couple to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to achieve. I try to develop a highly effective therapeutic alliance, which research has shown to be the key ingredient, in terms of therapeutic effectiveness.

Education: University of California at Berkeley (76) Boston University School of Social Work (78).

 Memberships: National Association of Social Workers, Academy of Certified Social Workers.

10906 Sheldon Rd.
Tampa, FL 33626
(978) 407-3291

1211 N. Westshore Blvd. Suite 100
Tampa, FL 33607
(978) 407-3291


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