Legacy Changers Training Institute for Health Equity & Justice (LCTI) seeks out and has brought together under one roof, the nation’s leading clinicians, speakers, and instructors who possess clinical knowledge that intersects cultural diversity competence with the areas of 

  • trauma, 
  • supervision 
  • spirituality in counseling
  • ethics
  • race-based individual and intergenerational trauma
  • spiritual trauma 
  • social grief and trauma
  • immigration trauma
  • school-based counseling

Our goal is to empower helping professionals across disciplines by providing cutting-edge continuing education, training, and consultation, facilitated by individuals of diverse backgrounds whose expertise is informed both by advanced education as well as lived experience.

Meet Your Legacy Changers Clinical Faculty

Elizabeth L. Faison

Associate Superintendent of Student Services,
Prince Georges County Public Schools

Dr. Elizabeth L. Faison is the Associate Superintendent of Student Services in Prince George’s County Public Schools where she provides oversight to over 460 employees who implement services such as School Counseling, College Readiness, Psychological Services, School Health (Nurses), International Student Admissions and Enrollment, Home and Hospital Teaching, McKinney Vento Programs, Home Schooling, Student Records, Transfers, and Archival Services, Student Engagement and School Support (substance abuse services), Mental Health, Positive Behavior Intervention, and Supports, Restorative Approaches and IDEA Section 504 Services. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), is the CEO of Hope Infusion Transformational Services, Inc., and is an ordained Elder at Church of the Rock Praise Factory. She holds a BS in Sociology/Social Work from Elizabeth City State University, a Master’s of Education in Counseling from East Carolina University, and is a counselor education and supervision doctoral candidate at Regent University.

Dr. Keny Felix

Assistant Professor, Liberty University
Senior Pastor, Bethel Evangelical Baptist Church,
Former Dean of the School of Counseling, Richmont Graduate University

Dr. Keny Felix is a professional counselor licensed in Florida and Georgia, and an Assistant Professor at Liberty University. Originally from Guadeloupe (French West Indies), Dr. Felix speaks French and Creole and utilizes his training and experience as a psychotherapist, counselor educator, and Christian minister in his work with people from diverse cultures. Dr. Felix received his Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed.) from the University of Miami and his Master Of Divinity (M.Div.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology and Counseling from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He also has a Master of Theology (Th.M.) from NOBTS. Dr. Felix recently ended his tenure as Dean of the School of Counseling and Assistant Professor of Counseling at Richmont Graduate University.

Heidy Guzman

CEO & Clinical Director
Guzman Psychotherapy

Heidy Guzman is the owner and clinical director of Guzman Psychotherapy. She is a bilingual licensed professional counselor who has worked in the field of counseling and psychotherapy in Atlanta and abroad. Heidy’s areas of specialty include migration grief, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. Heidy’s expertise in immigrant issues has influenced her research, which focuses primarily on cultural competency and migration grief. She has been a speaker and panelist at many conferences nationally, She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia.

Founder, CEO & Creative Director

Dr. Sonja Sutherland

Core Faculty, Walden University
Diversity Consultant

Dr. Sonja Sutherland is the founder and CEO of Legacy Changers Training Institute for Mental Health Justice & Equity. She is also a full-time Counselor Educator and Supervisor at Walden University and Chief Diversity Consultant to the President of Richmont Graduate University. As a licensed professional counselor since 2004, Dr. Sutherland’s experience encompasses the provision of therapy and supervision in the private practice, psychiatric residential, in-home, and outpatient mental health settings, for adolescents and adults, through individual, group, couples, and family therapies.  During the last several years, Dr. Sutherland has provided training, researched, and published in the areas of racial trauma, counselor cultural competence development and training, provision of culturally-informed clinical intervention and supervision, and social justice advocacy.