C. David Maxey, M.A.
Psychologist Associate Resident
Welcome to my private psychology practice in the Tigard Triangle area of Portland, Oregon near the junction of I-5 and 217. I specialize in evidence-based psychotherapy and psychological evaluation for school-age children and teens, with a concentration in support for:
Challenging Behavior at School or Home
Through my years of experience providing mental health support in and for schools, I have become practiced at working with teachers to develop strategies that match with their classroom and work for students who have difficulty meeting expectations. I also help children and teens learn new ways to work out problems at home, using evidence-based approaches, such as collaborative problem-solving.
Anxiety and Depression
I offer evidence-based psychotherapy drawing mainly from a newer cognitive behavioral treatment, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, said as one word, “act”), which teaches young people how to manage emotions with flexibility to achieve goals and build connection.
Difficulties with Inattention, Hyperactivity, and/or Impulsivity
I help children and families develop strategies to support on-task behavior, improve social relations, develop organizational habits, appreciate their unique strengths and weaknesses, and figure out solutions to difficulties.
Gender-Related Issues or Dysphoria
Trans and gender-expansive children and youth usually encounter challenges at times over the years. Therapy sessions every 3-4 months when life is going well has the potential to head off problems when they’re small, and build a therapeutic relationship for those times when the problems are really hard. I also offer psychological evaluations required to write the support letters that medical providers require for transition-related medical treatments.
Because I work during the school day as the Director of Student Support at a local school, I offer appointments after school hours, on weekends, or over school breaks. I invite you to talk with me about my services and your needs, so we can find out if they might be a good fit. You can contact me at (503)928‑4182 or info@CDavidMaxey.com. I’m often unable to answer the phone, so please leave a message with your availability for a return phone call. I usually return calls on the same or next day between 9am and 7pm, with the exception of weekends and holidays.