C. David Maxey, M.A.
Licensed Psychologist Associate
I’m a Licensed Psychologist Associate specializing in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, including psychotherapy and psychological evaluation. I’ve maintained my private practice in Tigard for 5 years, and I have extensive experience providing mental health services to children and youth over the past 22 years. My approach is rooted in thoroughly assessing your child’s needs and thoughtfully selecting evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), behavior management, collaborative problem-solving, and others. In my professional community, I have served as Board President for the Oregon Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science, and I’m a member of these organizations:
I have also been the Director of Student Support at a K-8 French-immersion public charter school for 7 school years, but my private practice is separate from my work at the school. This arrangement allows me to work at the school during the day and offer after-school appointments to my private practice clients. All of my other experience has been in mental health settings (not through a school), and I find that my private practice work is often informed by my work at the school, where I’ve become experienced at working with teachers to bring open-mindedness to how we teach students and how we provide accommodations and interventions for students with academic, behavioral, emotional, or social challenges. I’m definitely still learning French—I don’t speak as well as the students, but I can usually understand some of what others are saying.
Outside of work, I have served on boards of non-profit community organizations, and I enjoy my time with the woman I love and our children and family. Everyday I look forward to coming home to a warm greeting from our affectionate Blenheim Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. In my free time, I like to learn new things and spend time with family by sharing a good meal, board game, movie, audiobook, or walk outdoors with our dog. Sometimes people ask about the initial in place of my first name—even though Charles has always been my first name, I have always gone by my middle name, David, so I follow the convention used by Poet N. Scott Momaday, Actress S. Epatha Merkerson, Activist A. Philip Randolph, Novelist E. Annie Proulx, Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan and others.
If your needs and my services seem like a good fit, you can follow the process for new clients, which is outlined on my homepage.