Our Trusted Professionals

With over 10 years of experience working with youth and adults, Marcus provides a client-centered approach while utilizing Adlerian Theory and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as working modalities. Marcus is a two time alumna of Bowie State University. Earning his Bachelor of Science in Child and Adolescence Studies and Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Marcus is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor approved to practice in the state of Maryland by the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. Marcus also holds the National Certified Counselor (NCC).

Certifications and Licenses include:
• Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, August 2018
• Authorized Facilitator of All Children All Families Safe Space for LGBTQ Youth and Families
• Authorized Facilitator of Darkness to Light, Ending Child Sexual Abuse
• Certified Safe Date Facilitator on Domestic Violence
• Wraparound and Child & Adolescent Needs & Strengths (CANS) certified
• Certified Human Trafficking Prevention Facilitator
• Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certified

Theory modalities utilized in sessions include:
• Adlerian Theory
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Person-centered approach
• Play Therapy
• Psychotherapy

Real Estate Agent
As a residential and commercial Realtor, Tohmai aims to create memorable experiences with his clients. Beyond technical transactions and professional prospects, he is passionate about creating authentic relationships. Tohmai’s astounding knowledge and experience within the real estate market lends to his ability to provide stellar service to every client. His diligence, integrity, and love of people guarantees potential homeowners and sellers they’re in the best hands. Tohmai is determined to place the dreams of potential homeowners into surrounding communities deserving of their investment, to manifest a greater and culturally richer District.

It’ll be hard to find a bigger advocate for the DMV than Tohmai Smith, or a more worthy Realtor!

Brenda Dancil-Jones, MSW, Mediator
Brenda Dancil-Jones, MSW

For more than 30 years, Brenda has used her considerable knowledge, training and experience as a business owner to help families, individuals and work groups in crisis. She guides others in preserving relationships while working and living through stressful situations.  She helps explore solutions that appear to be unattainable while developing mutually agreeable resolutions.

Brenda holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Ohio University and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  She has served on the Women’s Commission of Orlando, Florida where she assisted the city in focusing on issues specific to women for inclusion in policy considerations.  She is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery, a former member of NTL Applied Behavioral Science Institute and has served on boards of small community organizations in Prince Georges and Montgomery counties.   In addition, she is on the roster of the Human Rights Commission of Montgomery County Maryland to provide alternative dispute resolution services in landlord tenant and employee-employer disputes.

Brenda is a wife, a mother to four and grandparent to seven with considerable experience navigating the role of working wife and mother. Currently, she works with families and couples to open communication when the tension of separation and divorce blocks a path forward to problem solving for what’s best for the children and for the family as a whole.

Brenda’s practice is governed by the Maryland Standards of Conduct for Mediators, the same standards as the Maryland Standards of Conduct for Court-Designated Mediators.  She employs Compassion, Creativity, Collaboration and Clear Communication in all she does.

Brenda is a member in good standing of the Maryland Mediation Program for Mediator Excellence (MPME) and the Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution (MCDR).

To inquire about mediation, contact Brenda at (301) 346-9968 OR bdan@dja-inc.com

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