Founder and Principal
Boston University, B.A., Russian Language and Literature, Harvard University, M.A.T., Northeastern University, C.A.G.S., Community Mental Health Counseling
Norma Greenberg has a 40-year career in education as a teacher, counselor, administrator, and college admissions expert. She has worked in both public schools and in the private sector. Among other professional accomplishments, her leadership in the Guidance Department for two decades set a new standard for college counseling at Wayland High School in Wayland, Massachusetts.
Norma founded Comprehensive College Consulting in 2016. “Our mission is to coordinate and organize the college search and application process in which both students and parents commit to an active role to find the college that is the best one for them. From the time students start their search until the day they send the deposit to the college of their choice, we are there every step of the way and actually make it fun and rewarding!”
Norma’s clinical background brings added value, enabling her to work with complicated family dynamics, as well as with students who have learning disabilities and other academic and/or social/emotional challenges. Over the years, for example, she has supported students on the Autism spectrum, ones with OCD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.
She is a past President of the New England Association for College Admission Counseling, a member of the National Association of College Admission Counseling, Co-Director of the Summer Program for counselors new to the profession, and a past member of the New England Regional Council of The College Board. When she is not in the office, Norma can be found singing with the Chalice Choir on Sunday mornings, practicing yoga and Pilates, and indulging in her great passion for musical theater. Her greatest loves are her children and grandchildren.
Our team is staffed with highly respected college counselors, essay specialists and financial aid experts who each take pride in satisfying every family’s unique needs.
Jane Campbell Barrell
Senior College Counselor, Financial Aid Specialist and Educational Researcher
Bridgewater State University, BA in Accounting, University of Massachusetts, Boston, M.S. in Counseling
In addition to her work with CCC, Jane is an integral member of the school counseling department at Wellesley High School in Massachusetts. With her calm personality and approachable demeanor, Jane is an ideal choice for working with adolescents in a demanding milieu. Her flexibility and unflappable nature are noteworthy personality traits that she skillfully employs when conducting counseling sessions. Exceptionally well-organized and detail-oriented, Jane possesses all the requisite strengths for a school and college counselor and is highly regarded by her colleagues. Jane’s background as an accountant and Vice President of a family business for 30 years brings added value to our Financial Aid services. Devoted to her family, Jane has successfully launched her three children into adulthood. When she is not traveling, boating, playing tennis or pickleball, she can be found curled up with a good book.
College Counselor and Student Support Specialist
Gettysburg, BA in Psychology, Boston College, MA in Counseling Psychology and School Counseling
A high school guidance counselor in a suburb of Boston, Ember brings an innate energy and zest to her work in and out of the school setting. Ember’s school experience in college counseling directly translates to the field of private consulting. Ember’s natural talent, incisive intelligence and comprehensive knowledge of counseling and a keen understanding of adolescents make her an ideal member of any high school counseling department. A natural people-person, Ember loves connecting with admission officers, giving her the unique opportunity to glean direct feedback about current application trends. Ember plays an important role in helping all of our students with a wide variety of technology When away from her computer, Ember enjoys modern embroidery, talking to her plants, reading historical fiction and all things Montana.
Carole J. Wilson
Senior Essay Specialist and Writing Coach
Barnard College, BA cum laude in Anthropology
Carole brings 35 years of experience to the writing process. She is a documentary filmmaker, literary editor, blogger, and non-fiction author. Her documentary “Reconcilation: Mandela’s Miracle” has garnered awards world-wide and her blog “Living In Between Your Thoughts” has a readership in 72 countries. One of her many strengths as a writing coach is helping students find their authentic voice as they craft the college essay. Over the past three years Carole has enjoyed working in close collaboration with Norma Greenberg to make the essay writing process a seamless experience. In her spare time Carole enjoys painting, gardening, facilitating meditation classes, and spending time with her three adult children.
Gertie is an important part of our team. The college process can be stressful and confusing for parents and students alike. A well-trained therapy dog like Gertie loves human interaction and is friendly, patient, gentle and calm. She is able to alleviate anxiety and make the college process infinitely smoother.
Our Core Values
We value the collaboration of our team to support our clients. By sharing knowledge and working with each other, as well as with other professionals in the field, we are able to give our families the most up-to-date information.
Students and their parents have differing needs, learning styles, and expectations. While all students need to be part of a standard college admission process, our work is customized for each student and their parents.
Our team members are detail-oriented, responsive, knowledgeable, and demonstrate the highest level of integrity.
The college process doesn’t just involve making lists and filling out forms; it engages the student in a process analogous to a long-term research project. Parents are part of this process as well, and we help to assign roles and tasks to make this journey as efficient and stress-free as possible.
Contact us today at (508) 572-0681 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Norma Greenberg.
You may also send us an email us for more details, or submit an online inquiry.
Appointments available in our office, your home, by phone, or virtually via Zoom, FaceTime, of WhatsApp.
Virtual Services are available anywhere, and many of our very busy students prefer working this way, as it allows us to meet anytime that is convenient for them!