David A. Yovino, LSW, is a Licensed Social Worker in the State of Pennsylvania. David came to work at Buck’s LGBTQ Center following extensive work with a variety of populations. David’s clinical experiences range from work with Pre-K folks who were unfairly exposed to hardship, trauma, and abuse, to adolescents living in a therapeutic residential treatment facility, to working with adults struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders. He holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Fairfield University in Connecticut and a Master’s in Social Work from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
David’s approach as a therapist comes from one that is both trauma-informed and person-centered. Melding a diverse range of therapeutic approaches, David strives to meet each and every client where they are, making use of a modality that fits each individual’s goals and directives. David operates from the framework that no human being be required to navigate the hardships of life alone. Making use of a strength-based approach derived from Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Attachment Theory, David seeks to create a safe and supportive environment for folks that is compassionate, collaborative, and gender-affirming.
David’s most recent body of work comes from his time in a Partial Hospitalization Program in Levittown, Steps to Recovery, where he worked as both a clinician and case manager, providing a broad spectrum of therapeutic care and community outreach to folks suffering from substance use and co-occurring disorders. This has allowed David to be well-versed in the hardships associated with anxiety, depression, self-harm, LGBTQI+ issues, trauma, and despair. Using a person-centered skill set, David seeks to provide an environment of care that draws from a harm reductionist approach to treating addiction and other compulsive disorders. When working with adolescents and children, David operates from an approach that seeks to collaborate with all willing members of the family in order to aid in the healing process.
David’s experiences with working with addiction, anxiety, OCD, depression, co-dependency, self-harm, LGBTQI+ issues, trauma, and all-around discomfort caused from the human experience make David a therapist that seeks to create safety while promoting collaboration and empowerment of the clients he sees. His empathic approach seeks to honor a person’s individuality in an environment that is free of both fear and judgement; allowing all those who step into his office a safe place to heal.