Dr. Jean-Machelle Benn-Dubois is from the Caribbean island of Antigua & Barbuda. She is an International psychologist and founder of Professional Counseling & Consultancy Services. As a licensed therapist she offers 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, and 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 an 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 trained EMDR Trauma specialist by the EMDR Institute, Inc. Founded by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.
Professional memberships & certifications include the American Psychological Association (APA) Div 52, the USA Board of National Certified Counselors (NCC), and a certified Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) by the Center of Credentialing Education. She also maintains a License Professional Counselor (LPC) designation in Illinois.
Her experiences are quite diverse and include the following appointments spanning over 17 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
Adjunct Professor & Dissertation Chair, 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