Trauma-informed and LGBTQIA+ competent.

Capable of treating depression, anxiety, and life transitions.

Meet David

David Giorgio, LCSW

  • Trainings: Gottman, EMDR

  • Pronouns: He/Him/His

  • Languages other than English: N/A

  • Email: (intake)

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Many of us lead busy lives with little space to breathe, think, and make choices with clarity. We hold ourselves to unsustainable standards in our careers, relationships and as individuals. We may run from day to day with an anxious stream of thoughts, or float numbly with disconnection and over-scheduling as a way to avoid pain. Sometimes our expectations, goals and circumstances come at the expense of clarity and fulfillment.

I work with individuals & couples to reconnect while understanding how the past impacts present living. We collaborate to build a foundation of skills that promote healing as individuals and within relationships. My approach is grounded in human capacity for growth using a humanistic and strength based approach. I incorporate these modalities for processing trauma, anxiety, depression, and performance blocks. Therapy should be a collaborative process that provides a safe space to rediscover your strengths, while understanding and creating meaning from experiences, relationships and culture. Integrating our past and present empowers us to become creators of our lives rather than observers. Let’s work together to discover your path towards healing with sustainable growth and inner happiness.

David’s focus areas

  • Grief | People think of grief only when they lose someone they love but grief is present in so many other places in our lives. Any type of loss can cause a period of grief including chronic medical diagnosis, ending a relationship, loss of support system, loss of an ability to do something you love, kids starting school, loss of a pet and the list goes on. If we don't identify that we are experiencing grief we wont allow ourselves to effectively process these changes in our lives.

  • Relationship Diversity & Relational Conflict | Sex, relationships, and self-expression are on a spectrum. Dynamics vary greatly from person to person and relationship. I am confident in working with all orientations of relationships (ie., polyamory, ethical non-monogamy) by creating a safe space to discuss your mental, emotional, and physical needs. Additionally, I excel with high conflict relationships whether that be within the relationship directly, presenting within the scope parenting challenges, or confronting behaviors that has stalled progress in the relationship.

  • LGBQTIA | As a Queer male I have the experiences of growing up in a household that wouldn't allow me to present my true self to the world until later in life. I am trans and gender non conforming affirming with the belief that striving for continued understanding of the LGBQTIA communities lived experiences allows me the opportunity grow with each client. Within our own community we deal with all the ism's and it’s time we come together and support each other.

David’s ideal client

My ideal client is one who will be honest with me even if they think I may not like what they have to say. They will push back when they have questions so we can work together and make progress with each session.

What kind of therapy does David provide?

  • Individual therapy for those who are age 18 or older

  • Couples/partner therapy for those who are age 18 or older

David’s practice locations

  • California: David is currently providing in person appointments in Sacramento, CA and tele-health appointments anywhere in the state of California.

  • Connecticut: David is currently only providing tele-health appointments anywhere in the state of Connecticut. 

  • Illinois: David is currently only providing tele-health appointments anywhere in the state of Illinois.  

Who is David in-network with?


  • In the state of California, David accepts private pay and LYRA EAP. 


  • In the state of Connecticut, David accepts private pay, LYRA EAP and several insurance networks. Reach out to verify up to date information!


  • In the state of Illinois, David accepts private pay, LYRA EAP and several insurance networks. Reach out to verify up to date information!

David’s qualifications

I started my career in adolescent behavior health while I sat on the Foster Care Review Board. I then became certified as Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), and worked with individuals and groups struggling with substance use disorders which I truly enjoyed. After leaving Chicago, I have worked in hospice and palliative care as a grief counselor for 8 years. These experiences have allowed me to be a part of peoples life transitions and their healing journey.


  • State of Illinois | License Number: 149024051 (PDF)

  • State of Connecticut | License Number: 12337 

  • State of California | License Number:


  • 2022 | Gottman Level 1 and Level 2 training

  • 2022 | EMDR trained


  • 2014 | Loyola University Chicago | Masters in Social Work

  • 2013 | Arizona State University | Bachelors in Social Work

David’s personal information

I live in northern California with my two dogs, Rocco and Mick. I enjoy being outdoors hiking, kayaking and gardening. I have a love of houseplants that I have learned to keep alive! I also enjoy traveling and trying new experiences.

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