Barbara Green, Ph.D.
“I’m passionate about helping individuals benefit from well-researched and effective approaches to health psychology.”
Dr. Green has a special interest in working with individuals facing life transitions including divorce and loss, chronic illness. She also focuses her work on health psychology and adult Attention Deficit Disorder. She has a clinical approach that incorporates research-based interventions with a developmental/systems orientation and skill-based strategies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Lifestyle Management, among others.
Background & Qualifications
Dr. Barbara Green is passionate about helping individuals, and the communities in which they live, benefit from well-researched and effective approaches to psychotherapy and wellness. Six years ago, she co-founded the Center for Integrative Counseling and Wellness, following a career spanning more than 30 years as a licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice. Dr. Green tirelessly seeks to benefit her clients and the community believing that positive interventions can help achieve healthier and more positive well-being. She is on staff at South Shore Health System, having founded the Division of Psychiatry and Psychology and served as the chair for a number of years. She remains an active presence within the hospital system, serving as the Medical Director of Youth Health Connection, a risk prevention and resiliency building program of SSHS for 27 years. For the past 5 years, Dr. Green has been a Trustee on the South Shore Health Foundation Board. She recently joined the Wellness Committee at South Shore Health, collaborating in the development of a system wide multi-tiered wellness initiative designed to assist all employees. In addition, Dr. Green is on staff at Walden Behavioral Care, providing consultation. Dr. Green is a highly sought after public speaker at conferences and community events.
Barbara has a special interest in working with individuals facing life transitions, including divorce and loss, life passages, and chronic illness. She also focuses her work on health psychology and adult Attention Deficit Disorder. Her clinical approach incorporates research-based interventions with a developmental/systems orientation and skill-based strategies including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Life Style Management, among others. By combining talk therapy with meditation, exercise, healthy nutrition, sleep and balance of work and play, she believes a higher quality of life can be achieved. She is highly skilled in both individual and family therapy and considers her work to be a “calling”.
Dr. Green combines clinical, research, writing and educational opportunities to her dedication to both her clinical and community work. It is her belief that by helping individuals, families, organizations and communities address Mental Health concerns, it is better possible to create deeper and more robust outcomes. With a focus on Positive Psychology and ability to effect change, we can create “Cultural Sea Change” reducing the silence and stigma around Mental Health challenges.
Dr. Green publishes a monthly column for Youth Health Connection, writes a blog on topics of interest and relevance, posted regularly on her website, facebook and the Center for Integrative Counseling and Wellness website.
Dr. Green completed her B.S., M.Ed., and Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University. She completed her post doctoral fellowship at South Shore Mental Health, now Aspire Health Alliance. Barbara is an outspoken advocate for education, early intervention, and pragmatic approaches that lead people and communities to live positive lives filled with mental and physical wellness and health.
In her free time, Dr. Green wanders to Montana where she has a horse, hikes, fly fishes, kayaks and looks at the mountain vistas! She also loves to travel, garden, cook, practice photography, and connect with friends and family.