Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Asheville Women’s Group offers eight weeks of empowerment

offer and receive support for your personal goals in a nurturing, affirmative environment

ASHEVILLE, N.C. – A new women’s group offers eight weeks of individual empowerment in a dynamic series of group focus sessions with Carol Greenberger, M.A., L.P.C., a licensed professional counselor.

Greenberger takes her inspiration from an oft-quoted line from A Circle of Stones, asking, “How might your life be different if there had been a place for you...a place of women where you were affirmed?”

This group is her answer. Together, the group will discuss self-esteem, identifying and expressing feelings, communication, assertiveness, boundaries, hopes, dreams, and goal-setting. Each woman will offer as well as receive support throughout the process.

“The reason most people don't have what they want in their lives is because they either aren't clear about what they want, or don't believe they can have it,” explains Greenberger. “However, we can takes steps to reach our goals.  Many of us just need support and encouragement to believe in ourselves and to persevere as we find own way and follow the path we were meant to follow.”

In the group, women will go through a process to transcend limiting beliefs about achievement. They will clarify “our true heart’s desire, what makes our heart sing, our soul’s purpose,” says Greenberger. “Then, we will plan steps to reach our goals.”

The group offers a renewable eight week commitment structure, and attendance is expected to be regular and consistent throughout the eight sessions for maximum benefit. Plus, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and most other insurances will cover expenses associated with the initial intake session or group fees. An affordable sliding scale is offered for those with out-of-pocket needs.

“This is an exceptional opportunity for women to receive the support for the work they want and need to do in their lives,” says Greenberger. “I welcome the opportunity to help others in ways that support their emotional and economic well-being during these stressful times.”

Is a group situation right for you? Contact facilitator Carol Greenberger M.A., L.P.C., for your intake session at carol@carolgreenberger.info, or by phone at (828) 225-5555.  Find out more about Carol Greenberger at her Creative Counseling blog at http://cgreenberger.blogspot.com//, or inquire at The Relationship Center, Asheville, at  www.trccounseling.com.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Now Accepting Blue Cross & Blue Shield Insurance Coverage


ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Carol Greenberger, M.A., L.P.C., a licensed professional counselor with The Relationship Center, announces an expansion of her practice with the addition of insurance provider Blue Cross and Blue Shield to her list of accepted providers.

“The addition of this prominent, well-respected insurance company to the listing of accepted providers is a real bonus to my clients,” says Greenberger, whose practice also accepts Medicaid and other providers.

“Before this, clients who carried Blue Cross and Blue Shield would have to pay out of pocket expenses, then file for reimbursement. Now, that process is streamlined, making it easier than ever for individuals and families to effect responsible, meaningful change in their lives.”

With health reform reflecting the need for “inclusive” treatments in health and wellness scenarios for individuals, this proactive stance couldn’t have come at a better time, Greenberger says. An uncertain economy has raised stress levels across the board, yet many individuals feel they cannot afford assistance when problems arise. In some small way, she hopes adding a major regional insurance provider to her list of accepted carriers will encourage people to get help when it’s needed.

Currently, Greenberger serves adult women, school-aged children and teens, and couples in her practice.

“I’m here to support my clients’ well-being in any way I can,” she says.

Carol Greenberger, M.A., L.P.C., can be reached at carol@carolgreenberger.info, or by phone at (828) 225-5555.