Frequently Asked Questions

What's the difference between Coaching and Therapy/Counseling? 

Therapy or Counseling

  • Longer-term services
  • Involve in-depth evaluation and diagnosis
  • Focus more on holistic personal growth goals
  • Typically involve frequent sessions (weekly or monthly)
  • Typically involve in-depth sessions (45-90 minutes)
  • Are confidential and have legal protections
  • Requires providers to have specific education and be licensed
  • Requires medical record documentation of diagnoses, sessions, and progress
  • Can be billed to health insurance companies


  • Can be brief or long-term
  • Focus more on the present and future than the past
  • Focus more on strategizing for specific current problems
  • Can be used "as needed" when struggles arise
  • Can include brief or in-depth sessions (15-120 minutes)
  • Aren't protected by legal statutes or confidentiality
  • Don't have education or licensing requirements for providers (although some Coaches are also licensed professionals)
  • Doesn't include medical record documentation
  • Usually can't be billed to health insurance companies. 


I'm already one of Dr. Green's therapy clients, can I take the courses or get coaching? 

If you've been a client in Dr. Green's private practice in the past 5 years, then you can purchase the online courses (with a 50% discount), but you can't purchase coaching services. You can view and contribute to the discussion boards and social media groups, but Dr. Green won't acknowledge that you're a therapy client in those forums to protect your privacy and confidentiality. Instead, you can discuss your specific situation as part of therapy sessions instead of coaching sessions. 


Why should I buy this course when there's so much online for free? 

That's a great question, and there is SO much available on various topics related to substance use, addiction, prevention, parenting, and relationships. But when I did a deep dive into the available resources on these topics, I was disappointed to find that nearly nothing addressed addiction prevention in a fram​ework that matched what I know about addiction development and what I want to provide for my own children. I found bits a pieces useful, but I couldn't find comprehensive guidance that wasn't part of abstinence-only messaging. 

Unfortunately, there's a lot of fluff and misinformation out there! So instead of getting lost in that bottomless pit, I've done the sifting for you to identify best practices and progressive strategies to minimize your kids' risk for addiction.


In my courses, I share my 20+ years of experience as an addiction psychologist and my personal experience applying the science of addiction to parenting. I'll help you understand the complex factors that lead to addiction with my unique model of addiction that focuses on risk and protective factors from a NATURE AND NURTURE framework.

I'll help you understand addiction science and apply that information to your own personal situation so that you can individualize your plan for your kids and family.

Plus, all of my courses include worksheets that you can download and print to help you remember the information and think through how to apply it in your life. 

My courses will help you:

  • Know more about substance use and addiction
  • Feel more confident in your parenting choices and skills, and 
  • Change your words and actions to reach your personal goals.    


What if I don't like the course? Can I get my money back? 

There are enough disappointments in life, and for most parents, every dollar matters. 

If you're not completely satisfied with a course, I'll give you a 100% refund if you request it within 14 days of your purchase. Coaching services can't be refunded.

Just contact me to request a refund for a course if you're unsatisfied. 

If you're still unsure about investing in a course, check out our Giveaway and Scholarship programs (coming soon) described below. 

Can I get a preview or free version of the courses?

You If you join my mailing list join my mailing list, then you can get free tips delivered to your email. 

What if I can't afford the courses or coaching fees? 

There are two ways you can get free access to these courses. 

  • Twice per year (at the start of summer and winter) we hold a course giveaway by randomly selecting someone from our mailing list who gets to select a course for free access. 
  • We also have a scholarship program (coming soon) that invites people who love a course to purchase another copy that will be gifted to someone on our scholarship list due to financial need (application coming soon).

COMING SOON - Apply for the Scholarship Program

COMING SOON - DONATE a course to the scholarship fund

Can I arrange a live presentation or discussion of course material? 

Yes! I offer workshops on specific topics if you'd like to dig deeper, provide a live training experience for a group of people or organization, or receive private group coaching for a specific group. Please email me a brief description of what you're interested in scheduling to get a personalized price quote.