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Greg Cheney, PhD, LMFT, LCMHC smiling and standing in a grassy field describing his consuting and training business with military veterans, first responders, and emotionally focused therapy.

Consulting and Training

Dr. Greg Cheney offers consulting and training for organizations and psychotherapists in the following areas:


Greg's work is informed by accompanying our military heroes on multiple combat deployments and caring for them upon their return. He regularly trains psychotherapists in the Army, Air Force, Defense Health Agency, North Carolina Department of Public Safety, and faith-based organizations to provide exceptional care to those they serve.

“Loved this training! After 25 years of being a therapist for couples, this is such a great method that really gets to the heart of the couple in front of you. I have been waiting for something like this for a long time."

Leska Roberson, LPC

Hi, I'm Greg Cheney

My journey on how to most effectively come alongside our heroes in their search for a new normal led me to Emotionally Focused Therapy with its foundation in attachment theory and emphasis on an experiential, person centered, and systemic approach.

I’ve been on active-duty in the military working with soldiers and their families for over 20 years. The most meaningful aspect of working with service members is being invited into the sacred moments of their greatest joys and deepest tragedies. These sacred moments are entrusted to few yet provide such a clear understanding of their deep courage and great sacrifice in their service to our Nation. The opportunity to accompany service members, first responders, and their families in their journey towards their goals for health and well-being is the most meaningful part of what I do. I am beyond humbled and grateful.

Service members and first responders are just like you. They don’t want to be labeled, automatically placed into a category, or given a knee jerk diagnosis. They are searching for a therapist who is authentic and trustworthy that is genuinely interested and curious about their experiences, even their tragic experiences. They value someone who is committed to journeying with them as they see the need to search for a new normal. Their tragic experiences and sacrifice in serving others can seem like a roadblock to returning to the normal they once knew.

Join me as we strive to provide exceptional care to our military, combat veterans, and first responders!


Ph.D. in Counseling & Counselor Education - North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy Trainer, Supervisor, Therapist

International Centre of Excellence for Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)

Master of Divinity - Gateway Seminary, Ontario, CA

Master of Arts in Counseling - Webster University, St. Louis, MO

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - North Carolina

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor - North Carolina

Approved Supervisor
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

Board Certified Telemental Health Provider in North Carolina and Florida

Dr. Greg Cheney is an ICEEFT certified EFT trainer, supervisor, and therapist.
Dr. Greg Cheney is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor.
Valiant Couples Therapy and Consulting has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider

Valiant Couples Therapy and Consulting has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7357. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Valiant Couples Therapy and Consulting is solely responsible for all aspects of the training programs.

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