Education & Credentials
1977 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Long Island University
1972 B.A., The Johns Hopkins University
1979 New York State License Psychologist #5968
Dr. Greene has been in private practice since 1979, and had many professional affiliations with hospitals, clinics, medical and dental schools.
Dr. Greene has been affiliated with Iona College since 1979. He was the Department Chair, Director of the Masters Mental Health Counseling program, and Clinical Consultant to the Iona College Counseling Center..
Dr. Greene is a clinical psychologist with interests in psychotherapy for individuals and couples, psychopathology and professional ethics. He has published in the areas of treatment, suicide prevention, trauma and disaster response. Active in the New York State Psychological Association, he has served as President of the Clinical Division, Chair of the Editorial Policies Committee, and represented the Division of Clinical Psychology on the Governing Council of NYSPA. He is also a member of the Westchester County Psychological Association and chairs the Disaster Relief Committee.
In 2003, the New York State Psychological Association awarded him the Distinguished Service Award. Westchester County Psychological Association awarded him their Distinguished Service Award in 2006.
He is a member of the American Psychological Association.
I have been a licensed psychologist, practicing psychotherapist and university professor for more than 30 years. In that time, I have talked to many people about their lives, what has happened to them and been done to them. We have discussed what they have done along with their most intimate feelings, their regrets, frustrations, anxieties, or fears, their successes and hopes, failures, illness, and losses. Together, my clients and I have sought solutions, strategies and actions to bring them closer to their aspirations and goals. Sometimes, self-knowledge and understanding are all that are necessary. Other times, specific protocols and direct instructions that are part of well-constructed, and thoroughly tested treatment practices are extremely useful. Which approach will work best for you? That’s what you and I need to determine.
This is how I practice psychotherapy: Treatment is our collaboration to clarify your goals and to develop the means by which they may be achieved.
My practices are founded on psychological science and decades of clinical experience. Generally, I support practices that are known today as evidenced-based treatments because they have been supported by real world application. Those treatments typically include cognitive-behavioral therapies and other interventions that have been shown effective. However, many events in life cannot be classified so easily, and have not been as thoroughly researched as we might prefer. For such situations, we have to rely on my professional knowledge and clinical experience, and your knowledge and experience to find appropriate solutions. Most of all, psychotherapy is about talking cooperatively, with mutual trust and honesty.
Areas of Expertise
Among the concerns and issues I help with are:
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Grief, Loss, & Bereavement
Health / Illness / Medical Issues
Infidelity / Affair RecoveryCo
Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)
Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
Relationships & Marriage
Treatment protocols are offered for specific anxiety disorders:
Anxiety reduction via progressive relaxation, and cognitive restructuring
Obsessive-compulsive behavioral intervention with exposure and response inhibition, plus cognitive strategies
Phobia treatment with customized desensitization hierarchies (Imaginal and in vivo), cognitive strategies
Problem solving focusing on goals you both define is often the work of marital counseling. Sometimes, infidelity and other betrayals of trust must take priority. At the request of both parties, specific exercises to improve communication may be useful.