Dr. David Greenfield, PHD

Dr. David Greenfield, PHD

Clinical Psychology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
Dr. David Greenfield, PHD is a clinical psychologist in West Hartford, CT and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1986 and specializes in clinical psychology, psychology, and more.Read his story

8 Lowell Rd

West Hartford, CT 06119

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Dr. Greenfield's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Greenfield "Dr. Greenfieldis 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 teaches Sexual Medicine and Behavioral Addiction courses and supervises in the psychiatry residency program. He is recognized as one of the world's leading voices on process and behavioral addictions and is author of Virtual Addiction, which rang an early warning bell regarding the country's growing Internet Addiction problem as well as numerous medical journal articles and book chapters; he also serves as an editor for numerous psychiatric and addiction journals. Dr. Greenfield lectures to public and medical groups throughout the world, and has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Fox News, ESPN, NPR and HBO. His work has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, People, Time, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. He is widely credited with popularizing the variable ratio reinforcement schedule of process addiction and the dopamine-behavioral addiction connection. Greenfield's recent research and clinical work is focused on the neurobiology and psychopharmacology of compulsive Internet and technology use, behavioral addiction medicine, and compulsive Smartphone use. Dr. Greenfield is a member of the American Society for Addiction Medicine, Fellow and Past-president of the Connecticut Psychological Association, The Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy. Dr. Greenfield and recently completed his post-doctoral training in Clinical Psychopharmacology. Treatment specialties in: Addiction medicine and sexual medicine/sex therapy, Compulsive online sexual and video gaming behavior, treatment of process and behavioral addictions, EMDR treatment, and Imago relationship psychotherapy, general psychiatric issues, and psychopharmacology. He resides and maintains an addiction and behavioral medicine practice in Connecticut."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Greenfield "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."

6  Specialties

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

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Greenfield does not have any board certifications listed.

15  Conditions Treated

10  Procedures

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Connecticut.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Ramapo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1978
  • Texas Tech University
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • McGuire VA Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Fairfield Hills Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Virginia Commonwealth U
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Fairfield Hills Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University-Clinical Psychopharmacology
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Greenfield's Reviews

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55 total reviews (12 have comments)

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Dr. Greenfield's Performance

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Patient Comments (12)

Dr. Greenfield was extremely helpful, and has been a great resource.
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About 10 years ago, our son had developed a gaming addiction while at college. He flunked out of school and when he arrived home, we saw a shell of the person he was before as he had lost about 25 pounds. We immediately encouraged him to seek treatment. It wasn't until he began treatment with...more
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Dr. David Greenfield is making a tremendous difference in my life. My life has drastically improved since I began treatment with him.
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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...more
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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...more
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