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

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


Clinical Team/Birmingham

Nneka Hartfield, M.S., LPC,CPC

Ms. Hartfield has her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a specialization is Forensics, which she received from Walden University. She is a Nationally Certified Counselor and now a Licensed Professional Counselor. Ms. Hartfield is also a Certified Professional Life Coach. Her experience is with adult individual counseling, family counseling, and play therapy. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy are two modalities that she uses most when working with clients.

Whitney Shelton, M.S., ALC

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

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.

Paige Reynolds, M.S., LPC

Paige Reynolds is a local of the Birmingham, AL area. She graduated from Oak wood University in Huntsville, AL in 2015 then attending Andrews University. She graduated with a master’s in clinical Mental Health Counseling and began practice in fall of 2017. Her passion is to help individuals discover a full and healthy sense of self that will guide them through the difficulties of life. Though still young in the field the scope of her work has involved working with young people to achieve better mental health and guide them through the discovery of themselves

Lori Jones, Office Administrator

With several years experience in Corporate sales, Management, Human Resources and Education; Lori has learned to lead with a consultative selling style and is always concerned with the clients' needs.

Building rapport and expanding a strong customer base has been Lori's strong points and she is the backbone of Restorative Counseling Services, LLC.

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.

 Latrina Jones, M.S.

Latrina received her undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama. She has a Master's degree in Human Services Counseling and is currently working on a Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy. Latrina has a passion for working with individuals and families with processing feelings and increasing their well-being.

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.