Barbara J. Green, PhD

Dr. Barbara Green is a Licensed Psychologist who brings more than 30 years of clinical experience to bear in her work with individuals, families and the communities in which they live.

Dr. Green believes passionately that mental health is best achieved by integrating psychotherapy with holistic wellness. A lifetime of practice and research has shown her that:

A combination of talk therapy and life style tools such as meditation, exercise, healthy nutrition, sleep and a balance of work and play, leads to a vastly higher quality of life.

After observing a void on the south shore for this type of integrated approach, she co-founded The Center for Integrative Counseling and Wellness in Hingham, Massachusetts six years ago. Since then, Dr. Green and her colleagues at the Center have helped hundreds (thousands?) of clients to achieve greater mental health and well being through this holistic practice.

Dr. Green is highly skilled in both individual and family therapy.

Her areas of clinical interest include:

Life transitions
Divorce and loss
Chronic illness
Adult ADHD
Health psychology

Her clinical approaches include:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectic Behavioral Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Life Style Management

Community Outreach

Dr. Green is on staff at South Shore Health System, having founded the Division of Psychiatry and Psychology and served as the chair for a number of years. She remains an active presence within the hospital system, serving as the Medical Director of Youth Health Connection, a risk prevention and resiliency-building program of SSHS for 27 years. For the past 5 years, Dr. Green has been a Trustee on the South Shore Health Foundation Board. She has recently joined the Wellness Committee at South Shore Health, collaborating to assist in the development of a system-wide, multi-tiered wellness initiative designed to assist all employees. She is also on staff at Walden Behavioral Care, providing consultation. Dr. Green is a highly sought after public speaker at conferences and community events.


Dr. Green publishes a monthly column for Youth Health Connection, writes a blog on topics of interest and relevance, posted regularly on her website, Facebook and the Center for Integrative Counseling and Wellness website.


She completed her B.S., M.Ed., and Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University. She completed her post- doctoral fellowship at South Shore Mental Health (now Aspire Health Alliance).

In her free time, Dr. Green wanders to Montana where she rides her horse Casper, hikes, fly fishes, kayaks and takes in the mountain vistas! She loves to travel, garden, cook, practice photography, and connect with friends and family.