Dr. LeTea Perry is a multifaceted professional dedicated to the intersection of life, work, and wellness. With a rich background spanning over two decades in the mental health field, Dr. Perry has made indelible contributions to diverse populations, ranging from the chronically mentally ill to homeless families and individuals with disabilities.
Dr. Perry's academic journey began at Pennsylvania State University, where she earned her B.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Business. Her commitment to education continued as she attained her M.Ed. in School Counseling with a specialization in Adlerian Theory from Bowie State University. The culmination of her educational pursuits resulted in the conferral of a Doctorate of Education from Argosy University, focusing on Counselor Education and Supervision.
As a National Certified Counselor and licensed professional counselor, Dr. Perry's expertise extends far beyond academia. Her passion and research focus on the single minority woman's experience, delving into the complexities of relationships, health, Superwoman Syndrome, and wellness. Notably, her doctoral thesis explored the impact of fairy tale media exposure on the love attitudes and life satisfaction of African-American single women, contributing groundbreaking insights to the field.
Dr. Perry's influence is not confined to research and academia alone. She is a published co-author in the SAGE Encyclopedia of Marriage, Family, and Couples Counseling, showcasing her commitment to sharing knowledge. Her advocacy work has been recognized on platforms such as the Lanada Williams Radio Show and Counseling Today, where she was featured in the November 2017 issue.
A dynamic force in her community, Dr. Perry has served as a consultant for the Equity and Diversity Leadership Team for Calvert County Public Schools and the Threat Assessment Task Force Committee. Currently, she holds the position of Co-Chair for the Educational Committee Youth Conference Division for Concerned Black Women of Calvert County.
Dr. Perry's commitment to diversity and inclusion is further evidenced by her role as the Third Vice President of the National Council of Negro Women Washington Section. An accomplished public speaker, mentor, and adjunct professor, she is also deeply involved in advocating for multicultural competency within the educational and mental health communities.
Always at the forefront of mental health and diversity training, Dr. Perry recently developed a training program on "How to be an Ally to Transgender Youth for School Personnel," exemplifying her dedication to staying abreast of evolving societal needs. With an unwavering commitment to empowering others in the realms of education, wellness, advocacy, and quality of life, Dr. LeTea Perry stands as a beacon of inspiration and positive influence.