Jim Green, M.Div., Psychotherapy in Charlotte, NC


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“Psychotherapy should be reinvented for every new client.”  –  Carl Jung





Jim works with clients bringing a variety of issues to psychotherapy, including:

  • Self-confidence
  • Relationships
  • Transitions
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Grief and bereavement
  • Survivors of Abuse
  • PTSD
  • Stress
  • Anger
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Sex Addiction
  • 12 Step Recovery
  • Codependence
  • Pain Management

Jim has been a psychotherapist in private practice for 25 years.

Professional Experience:

Individual and group psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, adolescents, and older adults    •   Couples and family therapy    •   Leadership of Retreats and Seminars focusing on integrating emotional well-being and spirituality in Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Baptist, Native American and Interfaith Settings   •   Manager, Community Mental Health Program    •   Manager, Mental Health Statewide Education Program   •   Member, American Counseling Association

Military Services:

Specialized preparation and experience, both CONUS and OCONUS, counseling commissioned officers and enlisted, including the effects of separation from family and combat stress    •   Multiple areas of concern addressed including military and family responsibilities, deployment, community reintegration, and PTSD.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Issues Services:

Experience providing supportive counseling to men with diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, including gay, bisexual, and transgender    •   Topics of concern may include self-acceptance, the risks of disclosure, spirituality, family, health and safety, couples, marriage, children and issues of intimacy   •   Expertise in assisting men in traditional masculine occupations such as military and sports navigate same-sex concerns.   •   Member, Association for GLBT Issues in Counseling

Psych-Spiritual Services:

Clients often bring to psychotherapy concerns that are at the heart of being human.  These concerns may be expressed as, “How do I find meaning in life?” or “What am I supposed to do with my life?” or “Why is there suffering?”  Ultimately, these are spiritual questions, and Jim’s theological background prepares him to enter into these discussions with great ability and empathy.  Jim’s graduate education emphasized offering emotional and spiritual support to clients of all faith traditions.  Jim also has considerable experience working with people who claim no faith tradition, utilizing basic human values such as love, patience, and nurturing, which are common to all humanity.

Jim studied theology at Saint John’s Roman Catholic Seminary in Camarillo, CA, and earned a Masters of Divinity at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. As preparation for integrating spirituality and emotional well-being in psychotherapy, Jim participated in the hospital chaplaincy program CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education).  CPE is the required standard across the United States for inter-faith chaplaincy.


Fee Information:

$120 per hour session    •   Flexible hours available including Saturdays

“Wisdom begins in wonder.”  –  Socrates


1801 East Fifth Street, Suite 108 – B

Charlotte, NC 28204


Email: JimGreenMDiv@gmail.com

A United Health Care In-Network Provider




James Matthew Green’s historical novel, Northern Lights, takes the reader into the vivid excitement of the French and Indian War.  Daniel Allouez, whose father is French and mother is Ojibwe Indian, enters into the war not only to fight the enemy, but to discover who he is at the crossroads of race, religion, and sexual orientation.
The spiritual nature of Daniel’s search draws beautifully upon his Ojibwe tradition, with its emphasis on experiencing the Great Mystery in nature.  Daniel’s discovery of love in a same-sex relationship presents difficulties as well as
transformation in this resounding story of triumph and emotional healing.




  • As a member of the Religious Society of Friends, I find this novel the most spiritually sensitive and inspiring that I’ve ever read. I can’t tell you how much Northern Lights moved and inspired me! In so many ways! I felt thunderstruck! – Susan Gardner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English Emerita, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


  • Experiencing…… emotional, psychological, and spiritual processes with Daniel as he interprets them through Ojibwe and Catholic theology are the great strengths of the book.  While readers may be most likely to read Northern Lights for the love story between Daniel and Rorie, the book also introduces readers to traditional Ojibwe culture and language. Green provides a glossary of all Ojibwe words used, as well as the historical information and resources used to present as authentic a setting as possible.   –  Rachel Wexelbaum, PhD, Associate Professor, Saint Cloud State University
  • Green sets a lavish and diverse table as he guides us into the life of Daniel Allouez, a young man whose father is French and mother is Ojibwe Indian.  The question of how both European Christian and Native Traditional cultures handle same-sex relationships captures the reader’s attention in Northern Lights. Daniel learns that love comes from God and leads to God.  This daring yet very traditional conclusion, to which Green’s powerful novel leads, speaks to us today.  –  William Lindsey, Ph.D., Theologian and Author, Little Rock, AR.

  • James Matthew Green brings to life the French and Indian War, and a compelling love which reverberates to our time.  –  Damian Gennette, M.Div., Psychotherapist, Tacoma, WA.

  • Northern Lights is a historical novel set in 18th Century French and Indian Canada, but it is more than that: Green has wisdom to share about the life process C. G. Jung called individuation.  His characters are young men who find themselves at the intersection of diverse streams of culture, religion, and sexual expression.  Theirs is a complex world unsettled by war, yet Green’s language is simple, direct and rings true, as he relates how each traverses uncharted ways to mature into his own authentic way of being.  In these stories, solidly grounded in a sense of history and of place, readers will be able to recognize lives much like our own, lives in which a spiritual dimension is always present, whether in the foreground or only dimly intuited, whether inside or outside of religious institutions.  –  Karen Hodges, Ph.D., Jungian Analyst, Charlotte, NC.