Dr. Green earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, and received masters-level training in Mental Health Counseling and Pastoral Ministry, from Boston College. He has provided clinical services to diverse student populations at the Berkley College of Music, as the Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellow in Counseling and Psychological Services at the University of Houston, and as a Staff Psychologist at the University of Maryland (UMD) Counseling Center, where he provided psychotherapy, consultation, outreach, supervision and training services. Dr. Green currently offers services as licensed psychologist through his private practice in Maryland.
My clients generally describe me as an active, challenging, and empathic psychologist. I often find myself compassionately joining with clients in the middle of their difficulties, so that we can collaborate on finding a way out together. It’s not uncommon for me to give clients feedback on their choices, while I also respect clients’ autonomy. I work best with individuals and couples who are invested in their own growth and willing to experiment with new behaviors and perspectives. I tend to rely on relational-cultural and mindfulness-based approaches, and I am also open to adapting my approach to address clients’ unique needs.
As a counseling psychologist, I am skilled at working with individuals who are managing challenges that accompany life’s transitions and difficult decisions. Additionally, I am trained to treat mood, anxiety, and personality disorders. As a culturally-responsive therapist, I actively address factors related to race, gender, social class, religion, sexual orientation, and age.
As a religious person with training in pastoral care/counseling, I can incorporate religious/spiritual issues into treatment. Religious people sometimes feel hurt, stuck, confused, and shame–feelings that seem incompatible with living a faith-guided life. I empower clients to rely on the compassion and wisdom of their spirituality in pursuit of faithful lives.