Clinicians

 

Joya Johnson

Ms. Joya Johnson has a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of others and provide a safe environment that allows them to grow while discovering their best selves. She also believes in working collaboratively with clients toward personal growth and well-being.

Joya is pursuing a master’s in clinical mental health counseling at Lancaster Bible College. She utilizes integrated, evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), and some mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques in the therapeutic process. Joya is excited to grow professionally and contribute to the mental health field.

Joya enjoys spending time with her family, laughing, and getting to know others. One of her guiding scriptural references is “Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established” (NASB, Proverbs 16:3).

 

Nia McLean-Johnson

Mrs. Nia McLean-Johnson has a long-standing history with the Restoration Center.  Previously, she served as a Clinical Intern and Administrative Coordinator.  Currently, Nia serves as a clinician. 

Nia earned a Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Candler School of Theology, and a Master of Science (MS) in Clinical Mental Health/Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland.  

Nia is a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator and has experience working with couples seeking premarital or marital counseling.  She is also a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in the state of Maryland.

Nia’s clinical interests include grief/bereavement, anxiety, and perinatal mood disorders with an emphasis on the integration of spirituality in psychotherapeutic treatment.  

 

Bobbi Smith

Mrs. Bobbi Smith is a clinical intern at the Restoration Center, Inc. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Lancaster Bible College. Bobbi is a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator providing premarital and marital education and counseling to dating and married couples.

Bobbi is passionate about helping her clients navigate life’s challenges.  Her clinical interests include navigating relationship and family challenges, grief support, guiding individuals in their recovery from religious trauma, and helping clients manage competing priorities. She approaches counseling with empathy, compassion, and a deep understanding of the complexities of the human experience.

Daniel Tayong

Mr. Daniel Tayong is dedicated to supporting individuals and couples on their journey to improve their mental health and wellness. With a strong educational background and experience working in the mental health field, Daniel brings a unique blend of knowledge and empathy to his counseling practice.

Daniel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Bowie State University, where he developed a strong foundation in understanding human behavior and emotions. Currently, he is actively pursuing a Master of Arts degree in counseling psychology at Bowie State.  Daniel is certified as a Prepare/Enrich Facilitator providing premarital and marital education and counseling to dating and married couples.

Prior to joining the Restoration Center, Daniel worked as a community support worker at PSI Family Services, an agency specializing in providing mental health treatment to disabled individuals.