Beverly Currence, MS, NCC, LCMHC, BC-TMH
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Board Certified in Telemental Health
Qualified Supervisor by NCBLCMHC
Being a counselor can sometimes be challenging, requiring us to to fully present for others in ways not common in other professions. While this work can often be intense, it can also be so very rewarding. I am passionate about helping Counselors to explore their work in order to develop the best skills, interventions, and behaviors to get the best outcomes for their clients.
I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation with a minor in Psychology from UNC-Greensboro. I then earned a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have been a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor since 1994 and a National Certified Counselor since 1993. I am Board Certified in Telemental Health and am a NCBLCMHC Qualified Supervisor.
Since the 1980's I have provided counseling to a wide variety of people with many different concerns and challenges in several different settings. Specifically, I have provided individual counseling to adults with physical and psychiatric disabilities who were seeking employment, and provided individual and family counseling as well as diagnostic assessments for children, adolescents and adults in community mental health settings. I have worked in an inpatient psychiatric setting with people struggling with disordered eating and those with chronic pain. I have had a particular interest, mainly while in private practice, in working with people with chronic or terminal illnesses including cancer patients and their families. I have done behavioral and psycho-social research working at the Cancer Center at Duke and at UNC Chapel Hill in the School of Medicine and School of Nursing as a Research Assistant Professor.
My other specific interests and experience include providing individual counseling to adults and teens around grief and loss of all kinds, anxiety, depression, life transitions and relationship issues. As part of my private practice I provided counseling to individual adults and couples through an Employee Assistance Program, and with a cancer support program. I am LGBTQ affirmative and have worked with many people in the LGBTQ community.
My supervision training includes competing coursework in Clinical Supervision. I have several years of experience in administration, mentoring and clinical supervision in mental health and academic settings. I have also provided Clinical Consultation to fellow counselors when managing a network of community mental health providers.
Outside of this work, I make stained glass windows, assist with renovating homes in Historic Hillsborough NC and volunteer with an animal rescue organization. I am learning about Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (very exciting!).