Founder Bio

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Joyce Yip Green, PhD

Dr. Joyce Yip Green is a licensed marriage and family therapist, trainer and consultant who works on policy and practice levels to impact parents, professionals and communities towards improving the health and wellbeing of children and families. She received her Masters degree in Marital Family Therapy/Clinical Art Therapy at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and her PhD in International Psychology, Organizations and Systems concentration at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP). Her research interests include culture, development, and parenting. She completed her doctoral research on socialization goals and parenting beliefs of Rwandan infant caregivers.


For over 20 years, she has worked as a mental health therapist to families in outpatient, intensive services, residential, and school-based programs in LA County. Her extensive experience as a program manager and supervisor includes oversight of community based programs serving children 0-5 and their families as well as a community college health centers. She has worked on national initiatives to identify cross-sector core competencies for multidisciplinary service providers of the Birth-5 population. She has provided reflective consultation to early care and education centers, non-profit, and government agencies to enhance programs, policies, and staff development.


Dr. Green specializes in the use of art modalities in the treatment of individuals and families across the lifespan. As an endorsed Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and a Reflective Practice Facilitator Level II, she integrates an ecological model and systems theory of care to reflective, strength-based and relationship-based practices. She currently holds teaching positions at LMU and TCSPP.