Eric Beeson, PhD, LPC

Core Faculty

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).

Eric is a certified facilitator of the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP®) and SMART Recovery® groups as well as a Certified Resilience Coach. 

Eric 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.

Eric’s current research focuses on the infusion of neuroscience into counseling research and practice across a variety of therapeutic processes and conditions. 

Eric is most proud of a few professional accomplishments including:  begin elected as President of the American Mental Health Counselors Association ( for the 2019-2020 term; co-founding the “Neuroscience” section of the Journal of Mental Health Counseling;  commissioning the first ever Neuroscience in Counseling Task Force in 2018; co-editing the book The Neuroeducation Toolbox:  Practical Translations of Neuroscience in Counseling and Psychotherapy; and founding the Brainstorm Neuroscience Community ( . 

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