David Cato began working at Sierra Tucson in April of 2008 and has served many roles, beginning in the mailroom. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University and a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University. He is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), certified Transgender Care Therapist (TCT) and a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). David completed his master’s coursework through an internship at Sierra Tucson. He has worked with substance abuse, mood disorders, eating disorders, codependency, grief/loss, and trauma. He also works with the LGBTQI residents at Sierra Tucson in support groups and facilitates individual consults as it pertains to sexual identity/orientation and gender identity when needed. Sierra Tucson holds LGBTQI support groups and David facilitates this group. David currently serves as a program manager, working directly with the primary therapists. He also works closely with the program coordinator for continuing care and the residential therapists.