Member Spotlight: Douglas Green, LMFT

Douglas Green,

Douglas Green, LMFT, LPCC, RDT, is a psychotherapist working in private practice in West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills, specializing in helping kids and teens build lives they can be proud of.

Doug grew up in Kansas City, and has lived in Connecticut and Australia, as well as the Los Angeles area. For over twenty years, he worked in the entertainment world, as a writer, director, producer, editor, actor, assistant director, even truck driver. Plays he directed have won multiple awards, and he has numerous shorts, ads, music videos, and even a feature film to his name.

Doug brought the skills from his storytelling and entertainment experience to the therapy office, becoming both a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Drama Therapist.

Doug is an Adjunct Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Phillips Graduate University. He has also taught at UCLA in their Pathways program (teaching Improvisation for Social Skills). He has been a presenter at multiple schools, psychotherapist organizations, and clinics.

Attendees of LA-CAMFT meetings all know a different side of Doug, what with his table-hosting, chiming, announcing of giveaways, and often unique announcements.

As a writer, Doug has been published in the journals Progress and Connections. He created, writes, and manages the website, which offers advice to kids, teens, parents, and others around the world from the point of view of a friendly dog. The concepts in the website stem from his recent book, The Teachings of Shirelle – Life Lessons from a Divine Knucklehead, which has won five national awards. For further information, check out

On September 10, 2017 Doug will be giving a presentation at the San Fernando Valley Chapter of CAMFT entitled BEING ALL THAT: Building Healthy Self-Esteem in our Trumped-Up Age. He will discuss the recent controversy over Self-Esteem in this strange period when teachers are accused of coddling and reducing incentive by emphasizing it, while narcissistic behavior is glorified by all forms of the media.

Doug will also provide a general understanding of the issues behind building Self-Esteem in our clients (of all ages) today, as well as offer fun and exciting interventions to help build real Self-Esteem, and give our clients tools to battle negative voices (both external and internal) in their diverse and over-entertained, constantly-wired lives.

Registration is open to all LA-CAMFT members via

Douglas Green, MA, LMFT has office locations in West Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. Douglas is dedicated to helping kids and teens build lives they can be proud of. Douglas may be contacted at or 818.624.3637.