Eric Beeson, PhD, LPC

Core Faculty

Dr. Eric Beeson is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in North Carolina and West Virginia, a national certified counselor (NCC) with the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), an approved clinical supervisor (ACS) with the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE), and a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC) with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC). Beeson is a certified facilitator of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) and SMART Recovery® groups. Additionally, Beeson is completing the requirements to become a certified HeartMath® practitioner with the HeartMath® Institute and to become board certified in neurofeedback with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).    

Beeson received his PhD in counselor education from Ohio University and his MS in rehabilitation counseling from West Virginia University. Since beginning his career in 2006, Beeson has gained experience in various settings including a residential treatment center for youth, a vocational rehabilitation agency, a community mental health and substance use treatment center, a high school, a university counseling center, an inpatient behavioral health unit, private practice, and a neurofeedback clinic. In addition to his role as core faculty with Counseling@Northwestern, he is a staff counselor at Integrative Therapies and serves on the board of advisors for RecoveryPassport.

Beeson’s current research focuses on the infusion of neuroscience into counseling research and practice, the application of problem-based learning principles in counselor education, the integration of mobile technology into the recovery process, and the evaluation of ally training programs on college campuses.  

Finally, Beeson maintains active membership and leadership positions in several professional organizations including the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina (LPCANC) as well as serving as an editorial board member for The Professional Counselor, the official, peer-reviewed, open-source, electronic journal of the NBCC.