DR. D. FREDRICA BROOKS-DAVIS, Executive Director and Board Member
Dr. D. Fredrica Brooks - Davis, serves as the Executive Director of the Reid Temple Restoration Center, Inc. a church – based counseling center, which she developed at the direction of the Senior Pastor of Reid Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Dr. Lee P. Washington. She has served as a member of the Restoration Center’s Board of Directors since its inception in 2007.
Dr. Brooks - Davis earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia and a Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She also earned a Master of Arts degree and Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology specializing in Program Development and Consultation from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Dr. SHALENA HEARD, Clinical Director
Dr. Heard received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College. As an undergraduate, Dr. Heard focused her research and clinical work on juvenile incarceration and high-risk communities. She went on to complete her master’s level training at Howard University where she studied and treated children and adolescents with a variety of academic, emotional, and behavioral difficulties. Dr. Heard completed her doctoral level training under the supervision of Dr. Cirleen DeBlaere and Dr. Tina Richardson at Lehigh University. She continued to provide individual and group therapy services to children, adolescents, and young adults within inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. Dr. Heard also obtained extensive training in offering comprehensive psychological and educational assessments. Her research efforts focused on first generation college student adjustment and well-being.
In 2014, Dr. Heard completed an APA-accredited internship at The Help Group, a full-service community mental health agency in Los Angeles County providing school-based therapeutic services for children with a range of emotional and behavioral challenges. During her internship, Dr. Heard also worked with children ages 5-12 years old and families enrolled in a half-day rehabilitation program targeting severe emotional and behavioral challenges and trauma related symptoms. She further developed her therapeutic and assessment skills and obtained additional training in consultation, program development, collaboration with allied professionals, and supervision of master’s level therapists.
Since September 2015, Dr. Heard worked in group private practice on the Eastern Shore of Maryland where she provided therapeutic and assessment services for children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Heard is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland.
ASHLEY DIAZ, Administrative Coordinator
Ms. Ashley Farrington is originally from Brooklyn, New York and was raised in Maryland. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with minors in women studies, business and marketing.
In regards to her role with the Restoration Center Ashley states, “The Restoration Center, Inc. is a team dedicated to restoring a person’s spirit from the ground up and I really believe in that mission. I am not a counselor but my ministry at the RTRC is assistance. What can I do to make your day a little brighter, that’s what I’m here for.”