David LaPell, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

EMDR Trained

Trauma Focused-CBT Trained

Insurance: N/A

Private Pay Rate: $130 per hour session

Location: Plano, Texas


David grew up in the state of Texas. After completing a bachelor’s degree in mass communications at Midwestern State University, David moved to Tennessee in 2005 to work as a residence director at a Nashville university. In the fall of 2007, David, with the loving support of his wife, began to pursue a career in the mental health field. While working on a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, David served as a mentor liaison for a mentoring program working with youth involved in the foster care system.

He completed his master’s degree at Trevecca Nazarene University in May of 2010. Upon graduation, David worked for five years at a non-profit community mental health agency as both a therapist and an intake assessment clinician. He worked with populations dealing with varying degrees of severe and persistent mental illness. David’s next role was as a licensed clinical therapist with a non-profit integrated healthcare facility in Franklin, Tennessee. During his three years serving there, David’s primary focus involved helping children, teens, adults, and families dealing with ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). He also worked with individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, trauma related issues, spiritual difficulties, self-esteem, and marital / family stressors. David enjoys working with adults, teens, and children utilizing an integrative approach to tailor treatment to the individual needs of his patients. Treatment modalities David utilizes include the use of CBT, Solution Focused Brief therapy, EMDR, Narrative, Structural, family systems, and Bowenian Family Systems theory. David and his family have recently returned to Lone Star state, and he's ready to serve patients in the community.

In his personal time, David enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors (preferably camping in the woods or by a lake), and studying Scripture. He is also a fan of toy collecting, retro video games, and music.