Dr. Jeannelle Perkins-Muhammad
TMI Counseling and Coaching
Mastering Black Intimacy for the Relationship You've Always Wanted
(Black PR Wire) Charleston, SC- Over four years in the making, Charleston, SC-based licensed family therapist, Dr. Jeannelle Perkins-Muhammad, is proud to release her first book, INTO-ME-SEE: Mastering Black Intimacy for the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted. This timely work designed to provide Black couples with a blueprint for building deeper, long-lasting relationships is set to be released across major book platforms on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. For additional details about the launch of INTO-ME-SEE, visit drjeannelle.com.
The health of relationships in 2023 is trending toward a state of crisis. According to data collected from LegalTemplates in 2020, there was a 34% increase in the number of couples contemplating divorce compared to 2019. Dr. Jeannelle and other mental health professionals have seen significant increases in couples seeking professional counsel in their relationships. Stressors such as unemployment, finances, death, illness, and mental illnesses put a significant strain on the emotional connection and communication needed for couples to sustain healthy relationships.
INTO-ME-SEE goes beyond the surface to debunk the myths that exist regarding gender norms, relationship scripts, and societal expectations; with a closer look into the intricacies present for Black couples. Few research and resources exist that explore the nuance of Black love and Black relationships in connection with the history of the culture. This book seeks to fill that gap and begin the conversation within Black communities.
Dr. Jeannelle’s dynamic take on intimacy is shared with unrelenting honesty and expertise in order to expose the unspoken challenges that have jeopardized the strength of healthy intimate relationships. She offers her expertise through psychological research and client case studies to enlighten readers about:
- The four (4) levels of intimacy that must be addressed to deepen intimate connections;
- The importance of mental health awareness and emotional regulation in relationships;
- The cultural issues affecting Black couples, including how a history of slavery and the ongoing racism in America have created expectations that often work against Black intimacy.
“While this is not a ‘how to’ manual, it is an in-depth look into what it means to be ‘honest, authentic, and trustworthy’ in a relationship and how to approach and manage expectations in a way that validates the uniqueness of the individual, as well as the complexities of the couple.” - Dr. Frances Murphy Draper, publisher of Afro-American Newspaper
For more than 20 years, Dr. Jeannelle has assisted individuals, families, and couples across the globe in revitalizing, rehabilitating, and repairing their commitment to authentic living as a characteristic of building healthy relationships. She serves the Black community and beyond with the personal belief that the greatest generational wealth that can be bestowed is mental and emotional wellness. Through her professional experience of helping hundreds of clients to resolve their intimacy challenges, she strives to ensure Black couples are equipped with the resiliency to flourish within their relationships, improving the overall health of the Black community.
“Dr. Jeannelle reveals insights into relationship dynamics that can limit intimate expressions. She explores the depths in which trauma impacts human connection and how to overcome deficits in emotional awareness, cognitive expression, and spiritual awakening. In-To-Me-See will open all your senses during your relationship journey.” - Melissa Milanak, Ph.D., Founder Mind Impact Consulting, LLC
INTO-ME-SEE will be available wherever books are sold on January 24, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kindle. An official book launch party and signing, Open to Intimacy, will take place on Friday, February 10, 2023, from 6 pm -11 pm, at Founders Hall (1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC 29407, USA). Limited tickets to the event are available online for purchase HERE.