About Dr. Greg Cheney

I'm a Northern California native from the Sierra Nevada Mountains with a love for the outdoors and adventure. The high Sierra, mountain air and cold mountain streams still seem to call to me even though I haven't lived there for over sixteen years. I still love to get out into the high sierra backcountry and wish I had more opportunities to travel out west to do so. Some of my favorites memories are backpacking in the Tahoe and Lakes Basin areas of Northern California.

I landed in North Carolina with this love for the outdoors. I quickly fell in love with the mountain, piedmont, and coastal regions of the state. I am still amazed that In just a few hours I can be on an adventure in any one of those areas enjoying what each location has to offer. I thank the Army for bringing me to a state that I would never have considered living in. Circumstances in life can offer pleasant surprises that we may never have thought to explore. Moving to North Carolina 18 years ago was certainly one of those surprises. 

My goal is to help you take valiant steps toward renewal in your life and your most important relationships. 23 years of experience helping others informs me in how I can best help you reach your goals. I combine this experience with scientifically--validated approaches to helping people heal. As an ICEEFT Certified Emotionally Focused Therapy trainer, supervisor, and therapist I frequently use Emotionally Focused Therapy as a means to do this.

Helping others improve their lives has always been a focus of mine. I was drawn to helping others even before my formal training as a pastor, Army Chaplain, and therapist. Those experiences before my formal training are what moved me toward serving others. Experiences in serving the inner city of Los Angeles and New York City combined with serving in New Mexico, Mexico, and Chile where the catalyst that set the rest of my life in motion. I discovered a passion for serving individuals, couples, and families.

My goal is to help you experience life through authentic and connected relationships centered on your goals for therapy.

When I'm not working with others you can find me trying to navigate the tricky world of connecting with my three teenagers. One of my favorite ways to relax is spending time with my wife of 25 years as we experiment with Bee Keeping and raising chickens.

Qualifications

  • Certified EFT Trainer, Supervisor, Therapist - International Centre of Excellence for Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)

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

  • Master of Divinity - Gateway Seminary, Ontario, CA

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

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - North Carolina #1862

  • Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor - North Carolina #12826

  • Board Certified Telemental Health Provider in North Carolina and Florida

  • Clinical Fellow & Approved Supervisor - American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

dr greg cheney lmft standing in grassy field as a specialist in marriage counseling and couples therapy in nc and fl