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Dr. Clifford Green, LCSW

Addictions LGBTQ+ Relationships Trauma, Abuse Bipolar disorder
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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.

Professional experience

8yrs in practice
Addictions LGBTQ+ Relationships Trauma, Abuse Bipolar disorder

Additional areas of focus: 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, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Women's issues, Workplace issues

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

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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.

Clifford has been really helpful in helping me manage my emotional traumas. He is a great listener and can relate to LGBT issues. I would recommend anyone who is seeking help in this area to approach Clifford for advice.

Written on Mar 27, 2024 after therapy with Clifford for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

So far Dr. Cliff is amazing. I feel very listened to and understood. I hope to explore more in the future.

Written on Mar 27, 2024 after therapy with Clifford for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Very easy to talk to, non-judgmental therapist that actually listens and cares. Very knowledgeable and explains things very well. Like talking to a friend.

Written on Mar 25, 2024 after therapy with Clifford for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching,

Dr Green has been hugely helpful, sympathetic, and thoughtful. I look forward to our continuing sessions, which cause me to think more deeply, in a calm and rational manner.

Written on Mar 24, 2024 after therapy with Clifford for 6 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Dr. Green is an extraordinary therapist, a radiant beacon of therapeutic warmth. With his delightful humor, incisive questions, and sincere empathy, he crafts a memorable journey of self-discovery. He skillfully alleviates stress with laughter, and his non-judgmental approach makes him the perfect confidant. I wholeheartedly recommend him; he's not just knowledgeable but also feels like an old friend you can trust and confide in—an absolute gem on this website.

Written on Oct 03, 2023 after therapy with Clifford for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Cliff changed my life. He helped me gain insight into my anxiety and learn techniques to manage. In just a few months of working with Cliff, I went from dealing with disabling daily levels of anxiety to having minimal anxiety. Cliff is caring, insightful, and has a masterful understanding of anxiety and its causes.

Written on Nov 26, 2022 after therapy with Clifford for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes