Ebony Counseling Consulting and Supervision (ECCS)
An Anchorage based practice specializing in providing mental health counseling to adolescents, adults, couples and families with empathy, care and compassion.
Ebony McClain, Ph.D.
I moved to Anchorage, Alaska, from Chicago, Illinois, in 1993, to attend college and for a change of scenery and new experiences. It was my intention to stay for one year to see if I liked Alaska and twenty-eight years later, I remain, as a business owner and a mother with a host of beloved friends, family, and colleagues.
I have been in the field of mental health in Alaska since graduating with a Bachelor's of elementary education degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 1999. I began my work in 1999 with AK Child and Family as a psychiatric treatment counselor, working with children, adolescents, and their families. That same year I began work with Anchorage Community Mental Health as an outpatient clinical associate and intake screener. I worked with both agencies simultaneously for a period of six years.
My experience continued to grow, as did my education. In 2006, I graduated with a Master of Science in clinical counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. I continued my work in the field as a behavioral health specialist for Anchorage Neighborhood Health Center (ANHC.), where I spent time serving as a therapist to a diverse population of individuals and their families. While at ANHC, I was fortunate to work with women in abusive in relationships, homeless populations, individuals struggling with opiod dependence as well as individuals suffering chronic medical illness.
In 2009, I began outpatient practice with Good Samaritan Counseling Center, while continuing my contract with ANHC and pursuing my doctoral level education. Discovering that I wanted to continue to grow my skills and my experience, I decided to leave Good Samaritan Counseling in 2010 and join Bridges Counseling Connection, where I resided for five years. During my time with Bridges Counseling, I earned my Ph.D. in psychology from Capella University and received a post-doctoral certificate in industrial organizational psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I also became an Assistant Professor of Psychology with Alaska Pacific University, became a supervisor for Licensed Professional Counselor and doctoral candidates and a consultant to two non-profit agencies within the Anchorage bowl.
I am currently elated to continue to serve the community through my own practice; Ebony Counseling Consulting and Supervision, where I see adolescents, adults, couples and families with empathy, care, compassion, and a side of humor. I am also excited to be a part of the Alaska Psychological Association, serving as the Diversity Chair for its Board of Directors.
I look forward to working with you!
Dr. Ebony McClain