David L. Geisinger, Ph.D.

341 Spruce St.

San Francisco, CA 94111

(between Sacramento St. and Clay St.)



Dr Geisinger, a clinical psychologist, 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.


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.


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



 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.​