CC Hunter-Jean



CC Jean is a proud graduate of Howard University where she earned her undergraduate degree in communications.  She’s worked in the television and film industries and as an educator prior to yielding to the call on her life to serving others as a counselor.  She then decided to pursue social work and went on to earn her MSW degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in 2002.  CC has faithfully served the community as a mental health professional for the past 17 years and has experience with a variety of populations including children and adolescents, adoptive families, couples, adults dually diagnosed with mental health and substance use disorders, and most recently, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Currently, she serves the citizens of the Mississippi Gulf Coast as a therapist with Premier Professional Counseling Services of Gulfport, MS.

CC is an active member of Zeta Phi Beta, Sorority, Inc. and is a former recipient of the Merit Health Wesley (Formerly Wesley Medical Center) Strong Woman Award for mentorship.  She’s a speaker, blogger and writer who uses her faith, humor and love for language to encourage and inspire others.  Yet above all, her greatest accomplishment is being a dedicated wife and mother of three children.



"I often marvel at how unpredictable and unexpected this rollercoaster called life can be. If you had told 18-year-old CC, a California born dreamer, that by middle-age I would be living and working in my mother’s home state of Mississippi as a therapist, I would have sniffed your cup and asked you what kind of strong liquor you were sippin’."


"Looking back over my childhood, I can see where feeling sad, inadequate and lonely had been consistent themes. The battle I fought in my small apartment in Inglewood, California, while in the midst of “living my best life,” was almost enough to take me out."