His services include:
- Pre-Hire Evaluations
- Critical Stress Management
- Advanced Placement Testing
- Peer Support Management
Dr. Greenberg’s approach is to blend cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. He focuses on the personal experiences of clients, the way they interpret those experiences, and how those interpretations affect their relationships (both with others and themselves).
Education & Academics
He has been an Associate Professor at Virginia State University
since 2006 where he teaches in the PhD and Masters programs in Clinical Health Psychology. His research focus is on stress, psychoneuroimmunology, health, and performance. His lab is the “Stress Health and Performance Lab.”
Dr. Greenberg earned his PhD and MPH in Clinical Psychology, Health Education, and Promotion from Loma Linda University.
His doctoral thesis was on Predicting Aggression and Stress in Law Enforcement using the MMPI. He earned his MS in Applied Behavioral Counseling with a focus on Multicultural Counseling and Development from Johns Hopkins University. He was a consultant to Mayor Kurt Schmoke’s counsel on Hispanic Affairs and joined Chi Sigma Iota, the National Counseling Honors Society.
Community & Volunteer Work
Dr. Greenberg has provided direct psychological services to Police, Corrections, Deputy Sheriffs, Firefighters, EMTs, Nurses, and Teachers since 1994.
In addition to his therapy practice and teaching, Dr. Greenberg is the President of the Virginia Peer Support Association (VAPSA)
, a nonprofit organization formed in 2006 to provide peer support training, certification, and maintenance for Professional Peer Supporters (PSPs) throughout the Commonwealth. To date, VAPSA has trained more than 500 PSPs. Aside from providing peer mentorship accreditation, VAPSA provides resources to individual peer mentors and their agencies to help build and sustain viable peer support teams. Because first responders who are struggling with stress-related issues often suffer silently or turn to a peer for support, peer support services are a natural help-seeking pathway for those who serve.
He was a Board Member and Chair of Outreach for the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology
(2006 – 2014), a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police
(2001 – present) where he has served on the Ethics Committee, Peer Support Guidelines Committee, Officer Involved Shooting Guidelines Committee, and the American Psychological Association
(1997 – Present). Dr. Greenberg holds a Diplomate in Police Psychology through the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology. He is also a Volunteer Trainer for the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) of central Virginia Health.