503 223 2391

  • Top Psychologists in Portland, OR

    David C. Manfield’s Practice has been recognized as one of the top Portland Psychology practices.


    I am a therapist with over thirty years 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 some individuals problems arise from recent traumatic events, while others  struggle with childhood trauma or neglect.  Some have disabling anxiety, chronic sleep problems, self-destructive behaviors, self-worth issues or general depression. Each issue reflects a lack of resolution or closure from some developmental stage, indicating a specific type of therapy tailored to that need.  I often combine EMDR and IFS with cognitive behavioral strategies; we’ll get a sense for that after our first session.

  • 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.

  • 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 work via telemedicine exclusively at this time.  I maintain a wait list.  Email or call anytime, leave a message and I’ll get back to you shortly.  Email is generally best.

David.Manfield@gmail.com or 503-223-2391