Dr. David Greenfield, PHD
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Clinical Psychology | Male

Care Philosophy

I believe that I am effective as a Medical Psychologist because I utilize a combination of traditional and cutting edge techniques combining psychotherapy, Neurophysiologic approaches like EMDR, solution-focused counseling, and Imago Relationship Therapy to produce an effective and results-oriented approach.The goal is to secure change in your life. Whether you are dealing with an alcohol problem, Internet/computer addiction, a marital or relationship issue, reducing past trauma/anxiety. I have a strong background in neurobiology and psychopharmacology.

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Dr. David Greenfield is the founder of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he serves as clinical professor and supervising doctor.. He is recognized as one of the world's leading voices on Internet, computer, and digital media behavior, and a pioneer concerning compulsive and addictive use. He is author of Virtual Addiction, which rang an early warning bell with Internet overuse when it came out in 1999 as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters on Internet and digital behavior. Dr . Greenfield is a Doctoral graduate of Texas Tech University, and completely a VA Medical Center Internship, and State Psychiatric Hospital Residency; he recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship M.S. in Clinical Psychopharmacology. Dr. Greenfield lectures to public and medical groups throughout the world, and has appeared numerous times on CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Fox News, ESPN, NPR and HBO. His work has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, Newsweek, People, Time, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, and many others. He is widely credited with popularizing the variable ratio reinforcement schedule of Internet use and abuse and the dopamine/tech-use connection... a topic he was discussing in the late 90's. Dr. Greenfield's recent research and clinical work is focused on the neurobiology and psychopharmacology of compulsive Internet use, and recently on Smartphone's and distracted driving. His clinical Interests and specialties include: Compulsive use of the Internet and digital technology; neurobiology and neuropharmacology of computer, Internet, and video game use, technology and its impact on the family; The evolutionary biology of addiction; Smartphone use and distracted driving; Technology abuse issues in business and legal arenas; Treatment specialties in: Addiction medicine and sexual medicine/sex therapy, Compulsive online sexual and video gaming behavior, EMDR treatment, and Imago relationship psychotherapy, general psychiatric issues, and psychopharmacology. Dr. Greenfield is a member of the American Society for Addiction Medicine, fellow and past-president of the Connecticut Psych Association, Connecticut, The Connecticut Association of Treatment for Sex Offenders, and The Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He resides and practices in Connecticut.

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Dr. Greenfield's Reviews

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4.8
based on 52 total surveys (9 with reviews)
Dr. Greenfield's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (9)
PROS: Easy to talk to, very understanding, always felt safe, has a good amount of experience. Has given very good suggestions, and when he is on is definitely worth it. Willing to be flexible with schedule as far as certain times of day. CONS: Not the cheapest, won't accept insurance, often condenses appointment times (starts late, ends early). At times he is not fully present. Can be difficult to reschedule, especially when something comes up.
West Hartford, CT |
I am extremely grateful to have met Dr. Greenfield. He turned my life around when I was in a very dark place and did so in a timely manner. He has a great ability to read and understand situations and when to press issues versus dropping them to bring up at a later time. He also does a great job of reading people.
in Berlin, CT |
Dr. Greenfield is very insightful and has helped me tremendously....
in Branford, CT |
He is Highly recommended and qualified to handle modern addiction problems.
in Mystic, CT |
The best of the best. And I tried all the rest.
Moscow, PA |
Dr. Green field is a compassionate and wise. He has been a huge help to our family.
in Vernon Rockville, CT |
Very very good psychiatrist. Very engaging and tells it to you straight, doesn't dodge or sugar coat anything. For myself, I am glad he didn't sugar coat anything.
Westerly, RI |
David is both brilliant and sensitive. He has helped me to prepare for my journey, giving guidance on things to look for and be sensitive to along the way.
Waltham, MA |
2 yrs I arrived in Dr. Greenfield's office after my spouse filed for divorce and my life was in an out of control death spiral due to my personal struggles. Dr. Greenfield has saved my life. I cannot thank him enough for his help putting my life back on track. I am happier and more content with my life than ever before.
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Dr. Greenfield says...

Dr. David Greenfield is the founder of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he serves as clinical professor and supervising doctor.. He is recognized as one of the world's leading voices on Internet, computer, and digital media behavior, and a pioneer concerning compulsive and addictive use. He is author of Virtual Addiction, which rang an early warning bell with Internet overuse when it came out in 1999 as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters on Internet and digital behavior. Dr . Greenfield is a Doctoral graduate of Texas Tech University, and completely  a VA Medical Center Internship, and State Psychiatric Hospital Residency; he recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship  M.S. in Clinical Psychopharmacology.

Dr. Greenfield lectures to public and medical groups throughout the world, and has appeared numerous times on CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CBS Early Show, Fox News, ESPN, NPR and HBO. His work has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, Business Week, Newsweek, People, Time, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal,  Forbes, The Economist, and many others.  He is widely credited with popularizing the variable ratio reinforcement schedule of Internet use and abuse and the dopamine/tech-use connection... a topic he was discussing in the late 90's.

Dr. Greenfield's recent research and clinical work is focused on the neurobiology and psychopharmacology of compulsive Internet use, and recently on Smartphone's and distracted driving.  His clinical Interests and specialties include: Compulsive use of the Internet and digital technology; neurobiology and neuropharmacology of computer, Internet, and video game use, technology and its impact on the family; The evolutionary biology of addiction; Smartphone use and distracted driving; Technology abuse issues in business and legal arenas; Treatment specialties in: Addiction medicine and sexual medicine/sex therapy, Compulsive online sexual and video gaming behavior, EMDR treatment, and Imago relationship psychotherapy,  general psychiatric issues, and psychopharmacology.

Dr. Greenfield is a member of the American Society for Addiction Medicine, fellow and past-president of the Connecticut Psych Association, Connecticut, The Connecticut Association of Treatment for Sex Offenders, and The Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He resides and practices in Connecticut.

Dr. Greenfield's Care Philosophy

I believe that I am effective as a Medical Psychologist because I utilize a combination of traditional and cutting edge techniques combining psychotherapy, Neurophysiologic approaches like EMDR, solution-focused counseling, and Imago Relationship Therapy to produce an effective and results-oriented approach.The goal is to secure change in your life. Whether you are dealing with an alcohol problem, Internet/computer addiction, a marital or relationship issue, reducing past trauma/anxiety. I have a strong background in neurobiology and psychopharmacology.

Dr. Greenfield says...

Internet, Video Game, and Technology Addiction, Depression, Anxiety Disorders and Phobias, Addictive Disorders with Alcohol, Drugs, Internet or Sex, Post-Traumatic Stress and other Trauma, Marital and Relationship Therapy, Psychiatric Evaluations. Psychopharmacology. 

Dr. Greenfield says...

A a Medical Psychologist I perform several procedures that can assist in alleviating addictions, improving mood & depression, & reducing stress & anxiety. We use EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to treat Post-Traumatic Stress, addictions (including Internet Addiction) and a variety of anxiety disorders & phobias. EMDR is a safe, rapid, & effective adjunct to traditional psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. We provide an effective form of marriage  & relationship counseling called "Imago Therapy"; we have found this highly effective in increasing intimacy, communication, and problem solving in couples. We provide a variety of psychotherapies and pharmacotherapies. I have specialized expertise in addiction medicine & sub-specialty on Internet and technology Addiction and Sexual Addiction. I teach and lecture to medical groups throughout the United States and and around the world and I am on the psychiatry faculty of the University of Connecticut, School of Medicine.  

Dr. Greenfield's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Clinical Psychology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Computer Addiction
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Gaming Addiction
  • Online Gambling Addiction
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Stress

Education

  • Medical School
    Texas Tech University

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    McGuire Va Med Ctr

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Fairfield Hills Hosp

    Completed in 1987

    Virginia Commonwealth U

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Fairfield Hills Hospital
    Fairleigh Dickinson University-Clinical Psychopharmacology

    Completed in 2016

  • Undergraduate School
    Ramapo

    Graduated in 1978

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Psychological Pharmacology
  • Psychology

Procedures Performed

  • Addiction Treatment
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Marital Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychopharmacologic Treatment
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Stress Management