North Carolina Central University Representative

Taheera N. Blount Ph.D., NCC, LCMHC, HS-BCP

Taheera Blount joined the CCFH Board as a North Carolina Central representative in 2023. Dr. Blount is an assistant professor of counselor education at North Carolina Central University. Prior to transitioning to higher education, Dr. Blount worked as a school counselor and as a licensed professional counselor, serving children and adolescents with mental health disorders. Dr. Blount was the recipient of the 2015 National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for her research interest related to the use of spirituality in overcoming substance-use-related disorders. In 2017, she was selected as an Emerging Leader for the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. Currently, Dr. Blount serves on the Editorial Board for Professional School Counseling and the Journal of Mental Health Counseling.

“I am impressed with the exceptional work and mission of CCFH. Before becoming a faculty member, I worked as a community-based therapist for five years in Durham. Several of my clients and families had received treatment in the past by CCFH, and it made my work as a clinician so much easier. Moreover, the mission of CCFH aligns with my research goals of helping families that have experienced trauma.”