Dr. Green received both his B.A. and M.S.W. from UCLA. He started work as a therapist under his masters in social work degree. He then went on to further train in psychotherapy at the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute, completing a 3 year certificate program in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.  Afterward he enrolled at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis where he received his doctoral degree and certificate in psychoanalysis.  In more recent years, he has been trained in MBT (Mentalization Based Treatment).

MBT is very effective for working with individuals, couples, and families.  It focuses on particular techniques to help with communication, understanding, decreasing painful feelings, and improving relationships.