Dr. LeTea Perry is currently balancing life, work, and wellness. Dr. Perry has been in the mental health field since 2003 and worked with populations such as: the chronically mentally ill, homeless families, as well as children and adults with disabilities. She has been in the Calvert County school system since 2010. She has her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University in Psychology with a concentration in Business. In addition, she attained her M.Ed.
in School Counseling with a specialization in Adlerian Theory from Bowie State University. Dr. Perry has received her Doctorate of Education from Argosy University in the concentration of Counselor Education and Supervision.
She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor and attained her license as a professional counselor. Her passion and research focus has been the single minority woman’s experience and their quality of life issues as it relates to relationships, health, Superwoman Syndrome, and wellness. For her doctoral thesis, she researched the impact of fairy tale media exposure on the love attitudes and life satisfaction of African American single women. The story of the African American woman is often untold in Social Science research and Dr. Perry has added to the data with her groundbreaking study.
Dr. Perry is a published co-author in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling. She has been featured on the Lanada Williams Radio Show twice in 2016 and in the Counseling Today November 2017 issue. She was a consultant for the Equity and Diversity Leadership Team for Calvert County Public Schools and was a consultant for the Threat Assessment Task Force Committee. She is currently Co-Chair for the Educational Committee Youth Conference Division for Concerned Black Women of Calvert County, a professional high school counselor for Calvert County public schools, an Upward Bound counselor for Howard University, mentor, Third Vice President of the National Council of Negro Women Washington Section, transformational public speaker, adjunct professor in the DC area, and an advocate for multicultural competency within the educational as well as a mental health community. Dr. Perry tries to always be on the cusp of mental health and diversity training.
She recently developed a training and is in the process of implementation on How to be an Ally to Transgender Youth for School Personnel. It is her goal to be a positive influence for others in order to help them reach their full potential in the areas of education, wellness, advocacy, and quality of life.