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Meet Candace

CEO | Psychotherapist

Candace Washington, LMSW, is the Founder and CEO of Restorative Minds Therapeutic and Wellness Services. She is a Mother, Author, Minister, Board-Certified Licensed Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Production Therapist, Suicide Survivor, and a United States Air Force Veteran.​ Candace graduated from Bowie State University with a bachelor's degree in psychology and Howard University with a master's degree in social work. She has over ten years of experience offering mental health services to corporate, faith-based, and government organizations through education, training, clinical support, and advocacy. 

Candace has served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Air Force, where she taught crisis management and intervention skills to over 42K military members and civilian employees. She has worked as a consultant to top military leadership and with various community organizations to deliver mental health, suicide, and sexual assault prevention education.

As a mental health consultant, Candace serves on the advisory board of Audaz, Inc. This virtual reality program teaches skills to manage anxiety based on cognitive behavioral health principles. She is also a Psychotherapist at Totally Whole Counseling Services in Baltimore, Maryland, where she supports and guides clients on their healing journey. 


Candace is also known by her pen name, Candace Writes. She is the author of Breathe: Rest, Reflect, Reset, a faith-based book that provides practical and scriptural healing strategies and Woman of God: 60-Day Devotional. She has garnered notoriety as an in-demand licensed mental health professional and speaker, and she frequently speaks about faith, mental health, and her message of hope and restoration. She has worked as a Production Therapist on BET Plus For What It's Worth, supporting and promoting optimal wellness for the cast and crew and spearheading mental health initiatives at the nexus of film and mental health. Candace facilitates prominent mental health dialogues on the campuses of Howard and Yale Universities. She has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Mental Health Professionals by the Boris L. Henson Foundation, founded by Taraji P. Henson, and one of Upscale Magazine's Top 40 Under 40.  She has two energetic sons, Bryson and Braxton, and is based in the Washington Metropolitan Area, where she serves clients worldwide.

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Camika Jones is one of Restorative Minds' certified life coaches, the executive director of the Student Behavioral Health Program (SBHP), and an emerging adulthood life mentor. In her time as a military spouse, Camika has been afforded opportunities to travel around the world and connect with other people from all walks of life. She has discovered and pursued her life's work and passion in becoming a young adult life coach and mentor. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and crafting.


Camika currently attends the College of Southern Maryland, majoring in Human Services, with an emphasis on mental health. Her work focuses mainly on helping young adults adjust to life after high school, with an emphasis on self-acceptance, self-care, and self-love.


Camika also has a heart for assisting dependents in discovering their identity post-military life. She holds her clients accountable for their decisions while extending a caring heart to provide a safe space, to help navigate life's highs and lows. Her two specialties are youth and young adults, ages fourteen to twenty-six, and military dependents. 

Meet Camika

 Certified Life Coach | Executive Director 

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