Dr. Zaria Davis is a spiritual care provider, mentor, educator, and advocate. She founded the Center for Healing and Restorative Justice (C4HRJ) after a spiritual call to address trauma and healing in the advocacy and nonprofit world that she was working. Zaria is ordained through Universal Life Church and American Marriage Ministries. Dr. Davis is passionate about restoration and healing for individuals impacted by oppressive systems, especially within the criminal legal system and the workplace. She recently completed her MDiv and is completing her ordination with the United Church of Christ.
Zaria holds a DSW (Social Work) from Capella University, MDiv from Eden Theological Seminary, MSW from the University of Cincinnati, and BA in Sociology from Wilberforce University. She is trained in Mental Health First Aid and in healing circles. Zaria is a certified Reiki practitioner and coach. Her circles have focused on professionals with workplace harm, those in the advocacy and organizing space, formerly incarcerated and families of incarcerated and addressing racial equity. Dr. Davis explores the impact of mass incarceration and the harm to those directly and indirectly impacted including post-incarceration syndrome. Zaria serves as an Equity Champion through the UC Center for Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation. She is a member of various local and national organizations. Dr. Davis provides coaching, consulting, presentations, and facilitation, as well as public speaking engagements throughout the country through New Direction Coaching & Consulting, LLC