David A Cato


David A. Cato

Associate Clinical Director of Trauma Services at Sierra Tucson

I have been a clinician in residential treatment for 10 years. During that time, I treated adults of all ages with a myriad of issues. Since everyone's needs are different, I have learned to adapt my approach to the individual and their particular goals. Self-motivation to find healing is paramount to beginning the healing process. I primarily work with professionals and those willing to pursue treatment on their own. Additionally, I am a clinical supervisor and also work with Somatic Experiencing students to assist them with obtaining their certification. Somatic Experiencing and consulting is offered globally via Telehealth. My therapy practice is Telehealth only and provided to residents of Arizona.

I am approved by SEI to provide personal sessions at all levels to assist with certification. I am additionally approved to provide consults at the Beginning level.

The primary modality I use is Somatic Experiencing. Nervous system dysregulation is daunting. I find joy in supporting people in expanding their windows of tolerance as well as moving through difficult memories and sensations. Trauma resolution looks different for everyone so extensive psychoeducation is provided. I also use EMDR when appropriate as well.

If you feel I can be helpful for you, please reach out by phone or email. I provide free consultation sessions to all new clients so that you can see if I am the right fit for you. If your needs are different from what I can offer, I will happily find a referral for you that may better suit you.

I do not take insurance and my hourly rate is $200/hr.


  • Active Duty Military
  • Addiction
  • ADHA
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Behavioral Issues
  • BIPOC Populations
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Complex PTSD
  • Couples Counseling
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Depression
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Deaf / Hearing Impaired
  • Physically Impaired
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Early Childhood Attachment Disturbances
  • Eating Disorders
  • Families of Veterans
  • First Responders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief and Loss
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • OCD/Compulsive Tendencies
  • Perpetrators of Domestic Violence
  • Birth Trauma
  • Relational/Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleep/Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Intergeneration Trauma
  • Racial Trauma
  • Anti-Oppression Trauma Resolution
  • Systemic Trauma
  • Veterans
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Womens’ Issues
David Cato
Business Phone:
Tucson, Arizona, 85741
United States of America
Available Sessions:
Teletherapy Sessions Available