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Douglas Green, MFT, 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. After earning his MA in Psychology, he attended the Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles, studying the use of theater techniques for therapeutic purposes, and is now 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.

As a writer, Doug has been published in the journals Progress and Connections. He created, writes, and manages the website www.AskShirelle.com, which helps kids, teens, parents, and others around the world with advice 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 already won five national awards. For further information, check out www.CavalleriaPress.com.

Psychotherapist, Director, Professor, Award-Winning Author

Profile

With a background in psychology and theater, Doug harnesses the power of storytelling for therapeutic outcomes and is 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).

As a writer, Doug has been published in the journals Progress and Connections. He created, writes, and manages the website www.AskShirelle.com, which helps kids, teens, parents, and others around the world with advice 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 already won five national awards. For further information, check out www.CavalleriaPress.com.

Education and Experience

2007

Drama Therapy Institute of Los Angeles

Registered Drama Therapist

2005

Phillips Graduate Institute

Masters Degree in Psychology (Minor in Child Therapy).
Training for license in Marriage and Family Counseling.

1993

The University of Southern California (USC)

Master of Arts in Film and Television Production

1983

Wesleyan University

BA in Art