Our Practice



Healing Journey exists to provide holistic therapy and education services to people impacted by trauma and life transitions. We are dedicated to providing quality professional development services healthcare professionals working with trauma survivors. We are privileged to walk alongside our clients as they discover their paths to well-being.



We envision a continuum of care wherein clients are empowered to explore and build upon the skills and resources they need to thrive.
We envision an inclusive professional development community and thoughtful educational materials that affirm the varied experiences and learning styles of caregivers and healthcare workers.
We envision a health and wellness community in which providers move beyond the medical model to provide compassionate, skilled care that responds to the social, cultural and emotional needs of clients.


Well-being. Healing Journey is committed to supporting your health and wellness goals. 

Justice. Healing Journey seeks to provide affirming care and build resilience for individuals and communities impacted by violence and trauma.

Relationships. Healing Journey is for clients seeking caring, focused attention. We will work together to build a therapeutic relationship that allows for you to be your authentic self.

Safety. Healing Journey clients can trust that they can explore feelings and experiences confidentially and without judgement. Clients are supported in developing safety goals and setting boundaries.

Self-Determination. Treatment at Healing Journey is client-centered. Your beliefs, personal experiences and goals are honored.


Our Founder

Meet Dakia

Dakia is passionate about helping clients discover their strengths, overcome challenges and explore their life's purpose. She specializes in working collaboratively with adults to address trauma and major life changes. 

Dakia’s clients benefit from access to a variety of evidence- and research-based interventions to find solutions best suited for their needs.

Dakia is a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience working with individuals coping with illness, trauma from medical treatment and violent injury. She integrates over ten years practice as a medical social worker, therapist and community health advocate. She has experience with several approaches to healing including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Expressive Art Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). For folks interested in exploring spiritual themes, she incorporates holistic methods including existential and transpersonal therapy.

Dakia is happy to answer questions about her background personally. Just call her office at 1-888-308-4325 to make an introductory appointment.


  • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW); Women’s and Gender Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

  • Nonprofit Management and Leadership Graduate Certificate, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

  • Master of Social Work (MSW), Howard University

Dakia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of North Carolina (C012838) and a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) in the District of Columbia (LC50081191).

Professional Development and Training

Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method℠ Teacher Training and Certification Program


  • National Organization for Victim Assistance National Credentialed Advocate Program

  • Wesley Theological Seminary Health Minister Certificate Program

  • DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority DC Health Link Enrollment Assister Course

  • Chicago Parent Program Group Leader Training

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Dakia’s expertise allows her to adapt for each client/group by integrating multiple therapeutic approaches to explore a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, PTSD and substance use disorders. She also has extensive experience working with individuals coping with illness, trauma from medical treatment and violent injury.


Health/Medical Concerns - Helping you navigate stress and adjustment from chronic illness, care transitions, medical trauma, injury, surgery/major procedures.

Trauma and Violence - Support for survivors of violence including, crime, community violence, physical assault and sexual abuse.

Sexual and Gender Identity - Helping LGBTQIA+ people to come to a consensual, comfortable, and self-accepting place with their sexual and/or gender identity.

Life Challenges and Transitions - Working with clients to reflect on their sense of being and discover opportunities for growth and healing during major changes including changes in career/education and re-entry into the community after incarceration.



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