Dr. David Greenfield's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
Yes, this doctor is accepting new patients
Managing the basics, balance, and feeling good can be challenging. As a medical psychologist I can help with anxiety, addictions, depression, phobias, relationship/marital stress, sexual issues, and trauma that limit you with psychiatric symptoms, psychological problems, and addictions. Using cutting-edge and evidence-based treatments I'll help you will identify/heal emotional pain so as to live a healthier and more fulfilling life. As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCONN School of Medicine and a specialist in addiction medicine I keep current with the most effective and positively-focused treatments to help you create the life you desire. Using solution-focused therapies including: EMDR & IMAGO I'll help you heal anxiety, depression, marital/sexual concerns and addictions in an efficient, effective & compassionate manner. I also perform psychiatric/psychological evaluations and consultations. I have combined expertise as a Psychologist, Licensed Marriage/Family Therapist, and Addiction Medicine specialist working from a holistic perspective. I also founded The Center for Internet & Technology Addiction (www.virtual-addiction.com); we treat smartphone, computer, pornography and video game compulsion. I've appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, Today Show, CBS Early Show, Fox, HBO, NBC News, Business Week, Newsweek, People, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, & Forbes.
- Texas tech University (Grad. 1986)
- New York University (Grad. 1980)
- Fairleigh Dickinson University
- Ramapo College (Grad. 1978)
Areas of Expertise
- Intermittent explosive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)
- Depression (major depressive disorder)
- Drug addiction
Awards & Recognitions
- 1999, Recipient of the American Psychological Association’s “Heiser Presidential Award for Professional Psychology Advocacy”
- 1995, Recipient of the “Distinguished Contribution to Psychology in Connecticut,” presented by the Connecticut Psychological Association
- 2006, Psychiatry Residents Teaching Award, Psychiatry Resident Program, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine.
Publications & Research
- Greenfield, D.N. (2014) Internet Use Disorder: Clinical and Treatment Implications of Compulsive Internet and Video Game Use in Adolescents.
- Greenfield, D.N. (2013) Raising Generation-D: What Parents Need to Know About Children, Tweens, and Teens and Digital Devices, DVD.
- Greenfield, D.N. What Makes Internet Use Addictive? (2010) In K. Young & Abreu, C.N. Internet Addiction: a handbook for evaluation and treatment. Wiley: New York.
- Greenfield, D. (2009). ¿Cómo tratar la adicción a Internet? In E. Echeburúa, F.J. Labrador y E. Becoña (Eds.), Adicción a las nuevas tecnologías en adolescentes y jóvenes. Madrid: Pirámide
- Greenfield, D.N. (2005) Roundtable for The Pfizer Journal entitled: “Addiction: New Science, New Hope.” February 24-25, 2005, Miami, Florida.
- Greenfield, D.N. (2003) Internet Dating: Looking for Love at Light Speed. The California Psychologist. May/June, 2003.
- Greenfield, D.N. & David, R.A. (2002) Lost in cyberspace: Internet abuse in the workplace. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 5, number 4.
- Greenfield, D.N. & Orzack. M. H. (2002) The Electronic Bedroom: Clinical Assessment for Online Sexual Problems and Internet-Enabled Sexual Behavior. In Cooper, A. (Eds.) Sex and the Internet: A Guidebook for Clinicians. John Wiley and Sons: New York.
- Greenfield, D.N. (2001) Sexuality and the Internet. Counselor, 2, 62-63.
- Greenfield, D.N. (2000) Internet Addiction. In Fanning, P and McKay, M. (Eds.), Family Guide to Emotional Wellness. (pp.301-308). New Harbinger Publications: Oakland.
- Greenfield, D. N. (2000) the Nature of Internet Addiction: Psychological Factors in Compulsive Internet Behavior. Journal of eCommerce and Psychology, 1, Number 2.
- Greenfield, D.N. (2000) Lost in Cyberspace: The Growing Problem of Compulsive Internet Use. Paradigm Magazine.
- Greenfield, D. N. (1999) Psychological Characteristics of Compulsive Internet Use: A Preliminary Analysis. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 8, Number 5.
- Greenfield, D.N. (1999) Virtual Addiction: Help for Netheads, Cyberfreaks, and Those Who Love Them. New Harbinger Publications: Oakland.