Two Brothers, Two Paths, Same Goals
We are Brian and LaKeith Sutton, two brothers born and raised in Washington, DC. 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 grew up in SE DC, in Section 8 housing, and managed to overcome many obstacles to do what we love. We took two separate paths to reach the same goal. That goal is the empowerment and betterment of the Black community through mental health services.
We noticed that there are not many Black people in mental health, especially Black men. Our primary purpose is to provide our culture and community with people who can help that come from the same community that looks just like them.
Allow us to be there for you when you need it the most. Time is the currency of life, so take some of it for healing and thriving.
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.
LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST
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. I have presented at conferences on 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.