Dr. Jean-Machelle Benn-Dubois is an International psychologist and founder of Professional Counseling & Consultancy Services. Her concentrated training is in International and Clinical Psychology. She is also a licensed therapist offering evidence based cognitive behavioral therapy, psychological assessment, and EMDR trauma therapy to individuals and couples. Her specialized clinical areas address a wide range of developmental issues and clinical disorders, such as depression, anxiety, trauma, emotional regulation, stress difficulties, anger management, grief & loss, career adjustment, interpersonal and relationship issues. She is also a relaxation coach specializing in six relaxation techniques: Yoga, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Deep Breathing, Imagery, Autogenic, and Meditation & Mindfulness.
Her academic journey started with a BSc. in Sociology and Psychology from the University of the West Indies, Barbados. Followed by a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University, Chicago IL and a Ph.D. in International Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago IL. She also holds a graduate certificate in Relaxation, Meditation & Mindfulness. and is a certified EMDR Trauma specialist.
Dr. Benn-Dubois is from the twin island of Antigua & Barbuda but is a USA licensed therapist. Professional memberships & licensure include the American Psychological Association (APA), US Board of National Certified Counselor (NCC), License Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois, as well as a certified Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) by the Center of Credentialing Education. Her training in EMDR was undertaken at the EMDR Institute, Inc. Founded by Francine Shapiro, PhD.
Her experiences are quite diverse and include the following appointments spanning over 16 years:
Mental & Behavioral Health Appointments
Director of Admissions & Continuum of Care
Psychotherapist with placement at Bronzeville Scholastic Academy, Southside Chicago.
Counseling Center, Peer Advocate
Assistant Manager & Co-producer, writer and director of UNICEF sponsored ‘Teen Talk’ https://youtu.be/tyZFaOgzL7c
Academic Faculty Appointments
Online Adjunct Professor, Dept. of International Psychology
Adjunct Professor, Behavioral Science School of Medicine
Psychology Lecturer – Cave Hill, Barbados
MSc. Counseling Instructor & Thesis Supervisor – Mona, Jamaica
Consultancy Contract Appointments