Restorative Counseling Services, LLC

"Changing the World One Family at a Time"

Mission Statement 

Changing lives one session at a time.


Our Vision

To become national leaders in restoring families and individuals to a healthy mental state. To educate and bring awareness to mental health and reduce the stigmas associated with mental health issues.

Monique Johnson, Ed.S, LPC-S, RPT-S
CCBT, NCBT, AMTP

Ms. Johnson, the founder of RCS is a  graduate of Troy University in Montgomery, AL with a Master's in Counseling and Psychology and an Ed.S in Counseling/Supervision from UAB. Ms. Johnson holds several certifications which include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Rational Living Therapy and is a Registered Play Therapist/Supervisor. Ms. Johnson has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 9 years and a Registered Play Therapist for over 8 years. She has worked in the field of social services for over 18 years in various capacities.


Ms. Johnson is dedicated to working with individuals and families with a holistic approach. She is a firm believer that every individual has the ability to live their best life with the right tools and is driven to assure they are provided with the highest level of service to do so.


"People should not be defined by their mistakes, but it's what you do afterwards that determines who you really are."

~Monique Johnson

Founder/CEO

Clinical Team/Birmingham

Whitney Shelton, M.S., ALC

Executive Director


Mrs. Shelton received her Master's Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University-Montgomery. She has worked in the human service field for seven years with adults, adolescent and families. Mrs. Shelton is a Certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention instructor that specializes in training and consulting in behavior management. She has experience working with individuals who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is passionate about helping others reach their maximum potential while facilitating change within their lives.

Shari Leverett, M.S., LPC

Clinical Director

Shari received her undergraduate degree from Clark Atlanta University. Later she obtained her Master of Arts degree in Community Counseling from Argosy University. She has experience working with individuals with substance abuse issues. She is now working towards obtaining her Associate Counselor Licensure. Shari believes that if given a chance within a supportive environment, individuals can change and move successfully towards a healthier lifestyle.

Herbert Wilkerson, LPC, JSOCC


Herbert is a  Licensed Professional Counselor that has been working in the mental health field for more than 15 years. He is also a Juvenile Sexual Offending Certified Counselor. He has worked in the community as a therapist in residential, foster care and mental health center settings with all ages. He also has experience working with college aged students in a higher educated setting. Herbert takes a prescriptive approach to therapy that is rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. His community outreach includes presentations, panel discussions and community discussions on de-stigmatizing mental health in the Black community and other underserved populations. Something Herbert often tells himself routinely is, “It’s not about me”. Meaning my role is to serve the under served and marginalized populations while treating them with human dignity and respect.

Clinical Team/Montgomery

 Patrina Dow, M.S.


Patrina is a  Doctoral student studying Marriage and Family therapy. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Faulkner University and  Masters in Human Services from Amridge University. She enjoys spending time with my family, traveling, and reading books!"

Charnae Smith M.S, ALC


Charnae Smith is a native of Chicago, IL. She received her Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Alabama State University. She's worked in the field of human services for 7 years. Charnae has experience working with individuals with severe mental illness and those who battle substance abuse. She is currently working towards becoming an LPC. Her goal is to provide a safe place for clients to express themselves and feel worthy.

Shwanda Shallow M.S.


Shwanda received her Master's degree in Counseling and Life Coaching from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. She has worked with individuals with diverse backgrounds with anxiety, stress management, difficulties with life transitions, and relationship problems. She is now working towards becoming an Associate Licensed Counselor. Helping and serving others is her passion. Her mission through her community efforts is to decrease the shame and stigma of mental health and empower others to embrace mental wellness and achieve their fullest potential.

Eric Williams, M.S.


Eric Williams is a native of Tuscaloosa, Al. He received his Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Alabama State University. Eric's passion is to help individuals discover and maintain the best version of themselves, while navigating through life's obstacles. Eric is working toward obtaining his LPC. His goal is to assist individuals and families with communicating and processing their feelings in a healthy environment. During his free time, he enjoys gardening and attending his children's sporting events.