Debra Jill Green, LMFT


Therapy can be so important to help improve function and effect change in someone’s life. The therapeutic process requires an empathetic connection. I place much value on the therapeutic relationship and work toward careful collaboration with my clients and their families. The relationships we develop together as client and therapist, either individually or within the family unit, is a base from which true intervention begins. 

One of the very first approaches I take is to strive for that empathetic connection. I combine my knowledge and experience with a strong intuitive sense that allows me to connect with the feelings my clients are having. This leads me to have a reliable starting point for assessment and development of therapeutic intervention specific to the need. I use this initial approach for all developmental ages. I am also sensitive to evaluate each client’s ability to follow through with intervention, taking care to pace the treatment accordingly.


I have always had a strong desire to learn about and understand others. I have enhanced that interest with education, training, and clinical experience in the field of clinical psychology and marriage and family therapy. With over 30 years in the field, trained both in research and clinical treatment, my therapeutic style has been shaped and continues to be fine-tuned with ever growing clinical experiences and new training.

My first significant training post Bachelor’s degree began with clinical research studying intervention for infants who had feeding problems. I was immersed in parent-child observations of play and feeding interaction and learned to understand their dynamic through the lens of attachment theory.


After completing my Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology, I provided oneon- one and group therapy to parenting adolescents in a residential treatment center, with a strong focus on the parent-child relationship dynamic and on parenting skills.


Once I received licensure in Marriage and Family Therapy, I worked with children in crisis. My clinical training and experience included differential diagnosis, crisis stabilization, short- to moderate-term individual and family therapy, coordination of services with other therapeutic agencies, school/IEP advocacy, and support to psychiatric care.


Since 2008 (part-time) and 2014 (full-time), I began my work in private practice. I am fortunate to incorporate all I have learned from my previous experiences while still developing new skills in my current work.


Private Practice
The Green Room Therapy (formally PHWD, Inc.)

West Los Angeles, California


Private Practice 
Psychological Health, Wellness & Development, Inc. 
West Los Angeles, California


Licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy
(LMFT 200001317)
Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, DC Health, Washington DC


Clinician and Supervisor
Los Angeles County, Department of Mental Health Crisis Program (VCCS)


Clinical Member
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists


Licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy
(LMFT 38142)
Board of Behavioral Sciences, State of California


Therapy Intern
Salvation Army Residential Treatment, Parenting Adolescents


Master of Arts (MA), Clinical Psychology
Pepperdine University, Malibu, California


Research in Infant Psychiatry
Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Canada


Bachelor of Arts (BA), Honors in Psychology
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

For Professionals

It is a pleasure serving the therapeutic needs of the community and collaborating with other professionals to provide the best care possible to my clients and their families.


  • Doctors | Psychiatrists | Testing Psychologists
  • Psychiatric Hospitalization
  • Schools | 504 Plans | IEP Meetings
  • Supports | Services