Dr. Kelly E. Green, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Associate Professor of Psychology, St. Edward's University

Founder of The Center of Recovery and Reconnection, LLC

Creator of Raising Resilient and Addiction-Resistant Kids

Author of Relationship in Recovery 

I’ve spent the past 20 years studying addiction and providing evidence-based addiction treatment, and I’ve helped hundreds (maybe thousands?) of clients and students understand ​why one person develops addiction when another doesn’t. 


These experiences inform my most important challenge - how do I help my three young daughters navigate this world that will never be “drug-free” without developing addiction? 


I've designed Raising Resilient and Addiction-Resistant Kids for parents and caregivers looking for an alternative to typical anti-drug guidance that focuses exclusively on abstinence-only goals and zero-tolerance policies. 

A Bit About Me

Fun Facts About Me

  • During my college years, I worked in daycares, as a nanny, and as a bartender.
  • I'm the oldest of four kids, and my youngest sibling is 17 years younger than me.
  • I wish I had more time to ride horses and scuba dive.
  • I love sushi, Tex-Mex, and a good medium-rare steak
  • For some reason, I love images of pineapples wearing sunglasses.
  • I love fantasy books/shows/movies.... especially Harry Potter, Stranger Things, and most (but not all) zombie shows.


Links to my media appearances and other work here

Learn more about my education and experience here