Clinicians

 

D. Fredrica Brooks-Davis, M.A., Psy.D

Dr. Brooks-Davis is the Executive Director and Founder of the Restoration Center, a vision she received from God at 16 and realized in 2006. With over 25 years of service to the African American community, she has worked in juvenile detention facilities, community-based mental health agencies, and the African American Church. Her mission is to reduce the stigma of mental health within the African American community and faith-based institutions, provide culturally sensitive care, and help marginalized groups thrive.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Brooks-Davis is passionate about training and mentoring graduate students and those seeking professional licenses in psychology, social work, or counseling. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University, a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Eastern Michigan University, and both a Master of Arts and a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Regent University, specializing in program development and consultation. She is a Psychology Associate in Maryland and also serves as a Personal and Executive Coach.

Dr. Brooks-Davis has published articles, presented at numerous conferences, and facilitates workshops and training sessions. She co-authored “Mental Health Ministry – The Struggle is Real,” offering practical steps for Christian ministries to support those with mental health challenges. She also serves as a Subject Matter Expert and Mental Health Consultant with the National Mass Violent Center in Charleston, South Carolina, assisting in recovery efforts following hate-based or faith-based mass violent events in the African American community.

Dr. Brooks-Davis enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, entertaining in her home, and reading.

Due to her administrative duties and other engagements, Dr. Brooks-Davis maintains a limited client caseload at the Restoration Center, Inc.

 

Joya Johnson

Ms. Joya Johnson has a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others and provide a safe environment that allows them to grow while discovering their best selves. She also believes in working collaboratively with clients toward personal growth and well-being.

Joya is pursuing a master’s in clinical mental health counseling at Lancaster Bible College. She utilizes integrated, evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), and some mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques in the therapeutic process. Joya is excited to grow professionally and contribute to the mental health field.

Joya enjoys spending time with her family, laughing, and getting to know others. One of her guiding scriptural references is “Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established” (NASB, Proverbs 16:3).

 

Bobbi Smith

Mrs. Bobbi Smith is a clinical intern at the Restoration Center, Inc. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Lancaster Bible College. Bobbi is a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator providing premarital and marital education and counseling to dating and married couples.

Bobbi is passionate about helping her clients navigate life’s challenges.  Her clinical interests include navigating relationship and family challenges, grief support, guiding individuals in their recovery from religious trauma, and helping clients manage competing priorities. She approaches counseling with empathy, compassion, and a deep understanding of the complexities of the human experience.

Daniel Tayong

Mr. Daniel Tayong is dedicated to supporting individuals and couples on their journey to improve their mental health and wellness. With a strong educational background and experience working in the mental health field, Daniel brings a unique blend of knowledge and empathy to his counseling practice.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Bowie State University, where he developed a strong foundation in understanding human behavior and emotions. Currently, he is actively pursuing a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology at Bowie State.  Daniel is certified as a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator providing premarital and marital education and counseling to dating and married couples.

Prior to joining the Restoration Center, Daniel worked as a community support worker at PSI Family Services, an agency specializing in providing mental health treatment to disabled individuals.