LaKeith Sutton

Real and Radical Allyship: Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Black Trans Women

LaKeith Sutton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania who has been practicing psychotherapy for 7 years. During that time, he has worked with children, adolescents, families, couples, and individuals and helped clients address grief and loss, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and other mental health barriers. LaKeith currently co-owns and operates a private mental health practice with his brother called For Us Therapeutics- Counseling and Consulting Services, LLC which targets the African American community in the Washington metropolitan area to provide culturally competent mental health services. LaKeith attended undergraduate at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA where he earned a bachelor’s degree in African-African American studies. LaKeith earned his Master of Social Work from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA., and is currently a Doctoral candidate at the University of Kentucky School of Social Work. LaKeith’s areas of research focuses on Black mental health, Black LGBTQIA+ wellness and Black gender identity.