Nia McLean-Johnson, LGPC

Nia McLean-Johnson serves as a therapist with the Restoration Center, Inc. Mrs. McLean-Johnson earned an BA in Print Journalism from Howard University, an MDiv from Candler School of Theology, and an MS in Clinical Mental Health/Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Maryland.  

Ms. McLean-Johnson is a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator and has experience working with couples seeking premarital counseling.  She is also a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC).

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


Bobbi Smith, Counseling Intern

Bobbi Smith is a dedicated clinical intern at the Restoration Center, Inc. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at Lancaster Bible College, bringing a wealth of knowledge and a strong commitment to helping individuals on their path to emotional well-being.

Bobbi’s academic journey started with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature and languages from the University of Maryland – College Park, where she honed her communication and interpersonal skills. Her diverse educational background enables her to connect with clients from various walks of life, fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment.

With a passion for helping others navigate life’s challenges, Bobbi’s clinical interests are centered around relationship and family issues, providing 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.

Bobbi is excited to join the Restoration Center, Inc., and she looks forward to providing support and guidance to individuals seeking to restore and enhance their mental well-being. Her unique background and dedication to her clients make her a valuable addition to our counseling team.


Daniel Tayong, Counseling Intern

Daniel Tayong is a compassionate counseling intern at the Restoration Center, where he is dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey to better mental health. With a strong educational background and real-world experience, 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’s degree in counseling psychology at Bowie, demonstrating his commitment to furthering his education and expertise in the field of counseling.

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. This experience has given him valuable insights into the challenges individuals face when dealing with mental health issues and disabilities, making him well-equipped to provide effective support and guidance.

Daniel’s warm and empathetic approach to counseling, combined with his academic achievements and hands-on experience, makes him a valuable addition to our team at the Restoration Center. He is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals and lead more fulfilling lives by providing them with the care and understanding they deserve.