Author and Artist

Dr. Geisinger is the author of two books:

 KICKING IT: The New Way to Stop Smoking Permanently

GOING THE DISTANCE: Finding and Keeping Lifelong Love (written with his life partner and co-author, Dr. Lonnie Barbach)

Dr. Geisinger is also a visual artist and has had several one-man shows of his paintings and assemblages.



There is no other way to say it... Dr. G is the best.  I only had the pleasure of seeing him for a year, but he is a truly wonderful doctor.  He is very understanding, supportive and thoughtful.  I was skeptical when I first entered therapy, but Dr. G made the whole therapy experience a wonderful one.  

             Yelp review 2009

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​​David L.Geisinger, Ph.D.

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Dr Geisinger was one of the first behavior therapists in the US and was a director of the pioneering Behavior Therapy Institute in Sausalito, California. 

He was previously on the clinical faculty at UCSF Medical School and The Langley-Porter Neuropsychiatric Institute.

He was also a staff psychologist and research coordinator at The Center for Special Problems in San Francisco.

​Clinical Psychologist

Dr. David Geisinger has been in the private practice of psychotherapy in San Francisco with adults and couples since 1967.

He practices eclectically.  In addition to cognitive-behavioral approaches, his practice is informed by communications and systems theory, existentialism, learning theory, psychoanalyic theory and a number of other modalities.