Carol Greenberger

Carol Greenberger

Professions: Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 7411
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 22700
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Office 1
3 Woodfin Ave
Asheville, NC
Asheville, North Carolina 28806 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Optum Health
  • PacificSource Health Plans
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthcare

Fees: Free Initial 15-20 minute Phone Consultation. I also accept Anthem, Behavioral Health Systems, Blue Care Network ,BlueCross and BlueShield, Chestnut Global, Coresource, Great-West Health Net, MedCost, Mission Healthscope, Multiplan, Medcost and Primary Physicians Care, PacifiCare, and other plans that have an out of network benefit. Some other insurance plans will also pay if you have out of network benefits.

Sliding Scale: For those with financial hardship according to your income, and what you feel you can afford. Please talk to me about this before your appointment.
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard and Visa.

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My passion is about helping people rediscover the person they were meant to be, to get back on the path to reaching their goals and living out their heart's desire. I often ask my clients, what would you do with your time if you had $20 million? Most people don't come to therapy with this in mind, but I find that it helps to have a positive vision for how you could enjoy life, once you have healed from what you came to therapy for. Calling a therapist can be a difficult step, but one that you won't regret if you find a person that you can relate to. I will give you the chance to ask questions or just chat a little on the phone if you need that to get a sense of me. Then, if you take the next step of coming for a first session, we can get to know each other further. I create a safe and comforting space for healing. I work with you to build a collaborative relationship, finding the best pathway to your well-being. I offer genuine caring, empathy, and non-judgment. Clients tell me I'm warm, easy to talk to, and down to earth.

Practicing since 1992, I call upon a variety of treatment approaches, depending on what you need and prefer. In general, I have a psychodynamic, relational approach combined with CBT and EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing). As an EMDRIA Certified therapist, I use this technique to help people quickly heal from trauma and other upsetting experiences. My work is enhanced by my 25 years of mindfulness meditation.

I provide therapy for depression and anxiety, social anxiety, panic, abuse, trauma, PTSD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), all kinds of addictions and substance abuse, grief and loss issues. I do family therapy and couples counseling. I help couples with many different problems, at every stage of the relationship, from early and premarital counseling, to healthy break ups and co-parenting mediation. We work on communication, intimacy enhancement, sexual problems, rebuilding trust after affairs, swinging, or polyamory, extended family conflicts and step parenting issues. My clients report leaving therapy feeling a renewed sense of hope about their relationships and they have tools to continue improving their lives.

I also do Sandtray Worldplay and other play therapy with children. And did I mention, I love angry teenagers!

Email or Call Carol Greenberger at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22700

More Info About My Practice

I have developed a model of working with couples that produces good results in 6-8 weeks. Many of my couples report doing much better after 1-3 sessions. Each couple is unique, but together we develop an individualized plan that works for you and fits within the model that I have found to be successful.
I work with each of you to articulate your feelings, and what you think needs to change in your relationship. I help you to make agreements and provide you with exercises to do at home that will ensure the success of the therapy. I use Imago Therapy, EFT, and other Family Systems Methods, to help you learn to communicate in a way that you both feel heard and validated.
Sometimes I will do some EMDR with one or both partners. EMDR is especially helpful when there has been a breach of trust or other trauma that one person cannot let go of. It helps people heal from the incident in a way that enables them to trust their judgment again, so they can then trust others.
This model is designed to ensure a feeling of safety and accountability for both partners.
Whether you're just starting to have problems or you lost the spark long ago, this treatment is extremely effective for motivated couples who want to grow.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Anxiety, Panic
Social Anxiety
Addictions: Substances, Internet, Sex
Compulsive Behaviors: Shoplifting
Relationship Issues (communication, prenuptial counseling, sexuality, affair recovery, healing through divorce, blended family co-parenting)
Stress Reduction and Healthy Lifestyle Shifts
Grief and Loss (illness, death, changes in job, home, relationships)
Sexual Abuse
Sexual/Gender Identity Issues
Workplace and School Problems
Career Concerns

Services I Provide

  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Hoarding
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Internet Addiction
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Harm
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dreamwork and Dream Analysis
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Sand Tray / Sand Play Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy

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