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The time to talk is now.

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Helping you embrace yourself.

We implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among patients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the patient and caretaker alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.

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Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing

Individual therapy is a joint process between a therapist and a person in therapy. Common goals of therapy can be to inspire change or improve quality of life. People may seek therapy for help with issues that are hard to face alone. Individual therapy is also called therapy, psychotherapy, psychosocial therapy, talk therapy, and counseling.
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Quality Care

In our therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. We will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. We're confident you’ll find my personalized Family Therapy beneficial and inspirational. Get in touch to book an appointment.

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Strengthening Bonds.

If you and your partner are not seeing eye to eye on certain issues, are arguing frequently, unable to communicate, or are dealing with accusations or discovery of an affair, we are standing by and ready to listen to what you have to say.

All relationships will almost certainly experience challenges at one point or another, but when these challenges feel as if they’ve reached a breaking point, couples counseling may be the solution. We have provided couples with the tools and techniques needed to work through difficult times. If you or your partner are considering couples counseling, but are not feeling 100% about making this decision, we would like to invite you for an introductory consultation. During this time you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns, ask questions, and get a feel for how we may be able to work with you.

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Culturally Aware.

We implement a specific form of counseling practice that acknowledges the various aspects of our clients' cultural identity and how they may influence their mental health. Concepts involving race, ethnicity, immigration status, religion, socioeconomic background, and gender identity are topics that can freely be discussed. We recognize and appreciate that all people are not the same. The previously mentioned concepts are essential parts of who our clients are. We consider factors that affect the diverse concepts that make up a person while acknowledging how a person's background affects how they view the world.

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Training for leadership

•Board Approved Clinical Supervisor for Maryland & Washington, DC.

•In person and/or virtual supervision.

•Individual Supervision $75 per meeting; Group Supervision $25 per meeting (when groups are available). 

•Grant to cover cost of 1st attempt to take ABSW Clinical exam.

•Study support for ABSW Clinical exam.

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The Pertect Time to Start is Now


One on One Healing Moments

$135 for 60 minutes
$100 for 45 minutes
$80 for 30 minutes


Remembering the "We" in "Us"

$140 for 60 minutes


It Takes a Village

$140 for 60 minutes


That's What's It's Made For

Blue Cross & Blue Shield
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For Us Therapeutics- Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC is a private psychotherapy practice started by two brothers with the goal of targeting and addressing mental health disparities in the African American community in the Washington Metropolitan area. We are two Black male therapists looking to support our community. We strive to provide quality professional care to the community through our efforts and our team of Black therapists. We use the latest in evidence-based practice combined with holistic/spiritual approaches to addressing mental health issues in the form of talk therapy. The agency accepts some major insurances such as Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross & Blue Shields, and even self-pay clients. 

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"The Little Brother"

My name is LaKeith Sutton. I am a PROUD DC NATIVE and Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. I have been practicing therapy for 6 years and during that time, I have worked with children, adolescents, families, couples, and individuals. I have helped clients deal with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and other mental health barriers. I take an integrated approach to therapy because I believe therapy is not one size fits all and clients need different approaches to therapy. Despite having an integrated approach I am trained in some evidence-based practices, specifically in Trauma Systems Therapy & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

I am a graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia where I received a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Social Welfare and African American/African Studies in 2011. For graduate school, I attended Temple University and earned a Master of Social Work degree with a Clinical Concentration specializing in children, youth, and families in 2014. I am currently a student at the  University of Kentucky earning a Doctorate of Social Work. 

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"The Big Brother"

My name is Brian Sutton. I am a proud DC native and a Licensed Mental Health Therapist (LGPC). I utilize a holistic approach to therapy that deals with clients' mental, emotional, and spiritual parts. I am a United States military veteran and served 12 years in the United States Army as a Psychological Operations Specialist. I have been studying psychology and mental health for over ten years as a passion and means to assist people within my community. I am a college professor and have been teaching psychology and counseling courses since 2017. The courses I have taught include Introduction to Psychology, Psychopathology, Research Methods in Behavioral Science, Introduction to Counseling, and Theories of Counseling. I have presented at American Counseling Association conferences and the District of Columbia Psychological Association on research topics pertaining to diversity and multicultural issues as they relate to African American people. I have studied a variety of topics and issues, including, but not limited to, borderline personality disorder, emotional dysregulation, anxiety, stress, racial identity development, anger management, human consciousness, and Christian spiritual counseling.   

I work with a variety of clients from all different backgrounds. I conduct individual, couples, family, and adolescent therapy. I work with clients on a wide range of issues to assist them in their healing journey. 

I am a doctoral candidate for a Ph.D. in Counseling Education from Walden University, working on my dissertation. I graduated from American Military University with a Master of Arts in Psychology, and I graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science in Social Science. I look forward to serving the community and assisting those in need.

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Psychotherapist & Advocate

Philip “Phil” Sain is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in Washington, DC. He has extensive experience working with youth and adults, particularly persons with HIV and those vulnerable to acquiring HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Phil also has experience working with persons with comorbidities including chronic illness, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, and mood disorders. Phil worked in entertainment marketing and public relations for over a decade before transitioning to public health. With his experience and resources in the entertainment sector and public health, Phil has had the opportunity to conduct and execute professional and leadership roles in various settings, with diverse populations, including the healthcare and the nonprofit sector. Before providing individual psychotherapy, Phil served as a medical case manager where he assessed patients' health and oversaw plans to manage their conditions and progress, as well as provided referrals to resources to address their needs. He takes on a holistic approach to therapy because he believes in addressing the “whole” person in therapy based on the eight dimensions of wellness; spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, financial, environmental, occupational, and social. Phil supports an accountable, supportive, non-judgmental, and culturally sensitive environment for all clients. He encourages clients to find meaning in their past experiences and works with them to discover how those experiences are affecting how they perceive their world in the present. He believes that by gaining insight and increasing awareness, people can become more empowered to take control of how they respond to life's adversities.

Phil earned a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from The Catholic University of America, a Master of Business Administration from Webster University; and He holds a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management from Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.

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 Erica Bianca Doe is a DC native and daughter of Liberian immigrants. Erica is a licensed psychotherapist with extensive experience guiding the wellness journey of people of all ages, particularly women youth, and young adults. Erica has worked with clients through grief and loss, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and major life transitions. Erica has a knack for curating safe and creative spaces for folks who show up for everyone else, and struggle to show up for themselves; those who feel unheard and unappreciated; and those who are challenged with embracing their true selves in a society that offers competing perspectives of who they should be. Erica's therapeutic approach is integrative, culturally sensitive, and adaptive. Erica often utilizes art, cognitive behavioral, insight-oriented, and solution-focused therapy, and will always adjust to what works best for clients. Erica believes that everyone deserves a nonjudgmental and supportive space to cry, release, discover, rediscover, and heal. It is my privilege to hold that space for clients.

Erica is a graduate of Columbia University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies with an emphasis in Sociology. She has also earned a Master of Social Work degree from Syracuse University. Erica currently is pursuing a doctoral degree in Public Health from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

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Julie Johnson is bringing a Global Perspective into the field of mental health because of her work, academic, and travel experiences. Julie has been an Educator for the past 22 years, teaching in various states and cities in the U.S. Julie began her teaching career in Toronto, Canada, before coming to teach in California, Virginia, and Maryland.

Julie graduated with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a bachelor's degree in Sociology from York University in Toronto, Canada. Julie also completed a Diploma in International Business and Corporate Communication from Sheridan College in Oakville, Canada.

In addition, Julie earned a Master of Science in Education from Old Dominion University. Currently, Julie is completing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Walden University.
Julie's vision is to have a partnership that is based on honesty and trust. Moreover, Julie will honor diversity and embraces a multicultural approach in support of worth, dignity and the uniqueness of people within their social and cultural background

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Clinical Consultant

Dr. Jay Maiden is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a unique skill set refined toward counseling and helping others. His work experience ranges in adult, adolescent, and group therapy. Jay has over 15 years of experience assisting clients with depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, and various other mental health and emotional challenges. Jay uses a person-centered approach emphasizing the importance of the therapist/client relationship and a solution-focused approach to allow the client to develop a vision of the future and offer support as they determine the skills, resources, and abilities needed to achieve that vision successfully. Jay’s counseling philosophy is based on an acknowledgment of the individual’s background and personal beliefs. Jay’s specialties include: 

  • Grief

  • Stress Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship issues

  • Family Conflicts

  • Trauma and Abuse

  • Intimacy-related Issues

  •  Anger Management 

  • Self-esteem 

  • Career Difficulties

  • Coping with Life Changes 

  • Coaching

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Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing

Are you an adult still having difficulties letting go of your childhood trauma? It’s OK. As children, sometimes we have adverse experiences, that we cannot fully understand that linger in our minds, hearts, and souls well into our adulthood. Those experiences shape how we connect with other people, how we view ourselves, our lives, and the world. If you are someone still struggling from past childhood trauma, please consider joining our sessions to understand adverse childhood experiences, how they shape our lives, and tools on how to heal. This will be eight weeks of virtual sessions facilitated by mental health professionals. If you are interested, please check out our website to register at We are here to support and looking forward to working with you.

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We love helping patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact us today to learn more and book a session.

4518 Beech Rd Suite. 230
Temple Hills, Maryland 20748

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