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Counselor / Therapist in Lake Oswego, OR

David Manfield, PhD

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David Manfield, PhD
I am a psychologist with over thirty year’s clinical experience. Over the years I’ve worked with and helped hundreds of individuals and couples through a wide range of difficulties. My style is respectful, interactive and dynamic. I’ve learned that there are a lot ways to help, to heal and to promote personal growth, and that no particular approach fits every person or situation. For example, for individuals with problems arising from recent traumatic events or from childhood trauma or neglect, whose parents may have been inconsistent or worse, I often combine EMDR with cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic strategies.

Others seek therapy because of chronic relationship issues, issues of self-worth, or compulsive patterns they know to be self-defeating. In all cases, I use the first few sessions to fully understand the origins of the problem, and together, we develop a plan of action.
If you are a couple seeking help, I’d be happy to meet with you for a consultation. Treating couples is an exciting part of my practice, and like individual therapy, one size does not fit all. Our first session will focus on assessing the difficulties and pitfalls in your relationship. From there, we develop a plan..
A parting note: Psychotherapy outcome studies stress one important point. Clients and therapists must be a good fit for a positive result. Be assured that our first meeting is a trial run. If you’re not comfortable, I’ll work with you to find an alternative.
I have offices in NW Portland and Lake Oswego. The Lake Oswego office is located near the I-5 and 217 interchange, about 10-15 minutes south of downtown Portland. Hours are 9-6, Monday through Friday. Email or call anytime, leave a message and I’ll get back to you shortly.
Bio
I have been in clinical practice since 1977. I completed by doctorate in 1986, and was formally licensed as a psychologist in 1988. These past thirty years have been rich with professional growth and personal insight as the field of psychotherapy continually evolves. Years ago, I sought the most “cutting edge” modalities, always exploring the most efficient means to produce a result. Now, well researched tools are available to help people in ways we never imagined two decades ago. At this point in my work, I am confident that I can make a significant difference in most cases. Give me a call or email, and I’ll be happy to discuss how I might approach our work together.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Depression  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  Divorce  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Adolescents  Eating Disorders  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gifted / Talented Issues  Relationship Issues
 Anxiety and Panic  Grief and Loss  Self Esteem Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Life and Wellness Coaching  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Body Image Issues  Life Transitions  Sexual Dysfunction
 Caregiver Issues  Loneliness  Stress Management
 Chronic Illness  Marriage & Family Therapy  Trauma and PTSD
 Couples Therapy  Marriage Counseling  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Clinical Psychologist
Education/Training
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology University of Wisconsin- Madison 1986
Memberships
American Psychological Association
National Register of Health Providers in Psychology
EMDR International Association- Founding member
Location
4000 Kruse Way Pl B2-330
Additional Location
1962 NW Kearney St #302
Portland,  OR 97209
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