Dr. Clifford Green


About Me

Aloha! My name is Dr. Cliff Green, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Honolulu, HI. I also hold a doctorate in clinical psychology in addition to graduate and undergraduate degrees in social work with a focus in behavioral mental health. Although I have received training and education in a multitude of treatment approaches and theoretical modalities, my years working as a social worker and psychotherapist have taught me that people can benefit most from an integrative and individualized intervention approach that is tailored to meet their distinct and unique needs. I have extensive experience working with forensically encumbered individuals and have developed specializations in the treatment of trauma, particularly those with a history of sexual trauma, as well as serious mental illnesses (including bipolar and depressive disorders, anxiety/panic disorders, schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorders, and suicidal ideations or a history of suicide/parasuicidal gestures and self-harm behaviors), substance use disorders, anger management, as well as personality disorders, especially antisocial, histrionic, and borderline personality disorders.

As a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, I am very well-versed in addressing the issues most salient to this population, among which include sexual or romantic orientation, gender identity, queer/genderqueer identity, asexuality, intersex individuals, and internalized homo-/transphobia (not an exhaustive list). Moreover, I am experienced in treating couples and relationship issues, in addition to issues related to sexuality and sexual dysfunction (infidelity, non-monogamous/polyamorous folks, BDSM, kink, sexual desire discrepancy, out-of-control sexual behavior/sex or pornography addiction, low or diminished sexual desire, erectile dysfunction, premature/delayed ejaculation, anorgasmia, vaginismus/dyspareunia/vulvodynia).

I believe in a collaborative therapeutic relationship that utilizes a combination of techniques and methodologies to help you live a happier, healthier life. I am passionate about empowering those I work with and helping people to rediscover their own strength and reclaim their sense of agency by employing empathy to focus on building insight and resilience, reinforcing coping skills, and working toward positive, lasting change. Mahalo for the opportunity to work with you on your journey of self-discovery and healing.


  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Bipolar disorder
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #LCSW-4581 (Expires: 2025-06-30)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Clifford Green. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.A. on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Clifford for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, addictions, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Green did a great job with me. I recommend him to anyone.

Written by G.O. on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Clifford for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Doctor Green is amazing

Written by B.R. on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Clifford for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Very helpful, and attentive. Extremely easy to talk to. He’s helped me work through a lot of tough stuff in my life and I look forward to continuing my work with him.

Written by B.E. on Mar 20, 2022 after therapy with Clifford for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Easy to schedule and easy to fit into an already busy timetable. Having therapy online has also had the unexpected benefit of being able to schedule in my free time in the UK and my therapist’s working time in the US!

Written by J.A. on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with Clifford for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

He’s the best therapist I’ve had in years! He’s straightforward and honest but understanding at the same time. He’s helped me understand who I am and helped me learn to cope with past traumas! I would definitely hope everyone gets a therapist as amazing as him!

Written by C.A. on Mar 04, 2022 after therapy with Clifford for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Green is very compassionate and down to earth. He wants to help you and give you the tools to help you show up for yourself! He is quick to listen and offers very actionable advice.

Written by C.H. on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Clifford for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

No nonsense, honest, compassionate help. No airy fairy spiritual, mindfulness nonsense: just practical and direct.

Written by H.A. on Jan 20, 2022 after therapy with Clifford for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Dr. Green is knowledgeable and attentive. He makes me feel comfortable and supported

Written by T.O. on Jan 16, 2022 after therapy with Clifford for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

I'm so lucky to have been assigned Dr.Green to help me with dealing with issues as a spouse of an alcoholic. I have been struggling to cope in the relationship and Dr. Green has given me and my partner hope and a life line. I know it won't be an easy, but I feel so much more confident to have Dr.Green's guidance and support along the journey.

Written by J.I. on Jan 13, 2022 after therapy with Clifford for 1 week on issues concerning lgbt

Dr. Green brings the uncommon talent of being both extremely knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. I have been able to explore more about my struggles in a few sessions with him than I have been able to accomplish in hundreds of hours of self reflection and research. I am immensely grateful to have the opportunity to work with him and give him my highest recommendation.

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