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 Compassionate, evidence-based psychological services for children, adolescents, and young adults in Orange County

Hello and welcome! As a clinical psychologist, I provide quality, relatable psychological services to families throughout Orange County, including assessment and therapy services to children who are struggling with an emotional, behavioral, or developmental problem.


I specialize in treating anxiety and OCD, as well as ADHD, in children, adolescents, and young college-age adults. 


About me

I have a passion for working with families and helping them overcome their unique, individual challenges. As a father and a psychologist, I appreciate how difficult it can be to see a child struggle with an emotional, behavioral or developmental issue. It is a privilege to be able to share my knowledge and walk side-by-side with my patients as they work towards change. 

I earned my Doctorate of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) at Loyola University Maryland, and I completed my predoctoral and postdoctoral training in pediatric psychology and integrated care at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), where I provided care in the Emergency Department, oncology and general floors, and for outpatients. I also have advanced training in treating anxiety problems in children using cognitive-behavioral therapy. In addition to my clinical work, my research has been published in high-impact psychology journals such as the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.

Dr. David Whitsett, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

In my free time, I enjoy traveling, bird-watching, climbing, building in my wood shop and spending time with my wife and daughter.

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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