Dr. Jeannelle Perkins-Muhammad is a Psychotherapist and Licensed Family Therapist with more than 20 years of experience in relationship and life coaching. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in organizational communications, a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and a Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision. Dr. Jeannelle is specifically trained to transform relationships by exploring communication skills, understanding intimacy and sexuality, and improving conflict resolution. She specializes in the intersection of race and mental health, particularly related to the Black experience, the history of American slavery and its influence on the lives and relationships of individuals, families and couples in the Black community.
Her recent book, Into-Me-See, explores the cultural and personal factors that can make it challenging for Black couples to develop and maintain intimacy, while offering solutions that strengthen their unity. As a South Carolina state licensed supervisor, an adjunct professor at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. and Practicum Supervisor at Liberty and Capella Universities, Dr. Jeannelle aims to help develop a new generation of clinical counselors, particularly in the South, who are culturally competent mental health care providers who consider how someone’s culture, race or ethnicity may influence their mental health. Dr. Jeannelle often says and believes "the greatest generational wealth that can be bestowed is mental and emotional wellness."
Dr. Jeannelle is a Foundation Fellow of Roper St. Francis Healthcare and a consultant on TVOne's hit show Fatal Attraction. Dr. Jeannelle has been featured in Newsweek, Vice Magazine, Skirt Magazine, Divorce.com and Charleston Magazine. She has been seen on the AFRO News’ “Chicken Boxx,” Fox 24 Charleston, WCIV ABC News 4 Lowcountry Live and more.
Dr. Jeannelle has been an entrepreneur for the majority of her life. She utilizes these skills to coach fellow entrepreneurs who aspire to develop and grow legacies in various capacities. Before becoming a licensed therapist, Dr. Jeannelle was the CEO of a prominent entertainment consulting company with offices in Washington, DC, Chicago, and Dallas, TX.