Nia McLean-Johnson, LGPC

Practicing Since: 2015

When seeking counseling, Nia’s clients can expect warmth, non-judgment, understanding, empathy, and openness.  Nia’s primary theoretical orientations are CBT and psychodynamic. She also emphasizes self-compassion and utilizes bibliotherapy and spiritual integration. She views the therapeutic process as collaborative and ever evolving.

Nia has a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology (Emory University). While in seminary, Nia earned certificates in Black Church Studies, Women, Theology & Ministry, and Religious Education. Nia also has a MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in pastoral counseling. Nia is a certified Prepare Enrich facilitator.

Nia earned a CGP (Certified Grief-Informed Professional) credential. Nia is board certified through NBCC. Nia earned her ministerial license (New Bethel Baptist Church in Washington, DC) in 2017. Nia completed the Suicide Bereavement Clinical Training in 2022. Nia co-facilitated grief (GriefShare) and divorce (DivorceCare) support groups. Nia is currently working towards her PMHC (Perinatal Mental Health Certification) and has taken trainings in perinatal loss, perinatal mood disorders, and Black Perinatal Mental Health.

Nia is married with 2 daughters. Nia loves reading (anything by Octavia Raheem, Julia Cameron, Nedra Glover Tawwab, and Shauna Niequist), traveling, cooking, playing Wordle, trying new restaurants, going to museums, spending time with family and friends, watching movies, paper crafting with her Cricut, and going to concerts (R&B and hip hop).

Nia is licensed in the state of Maryland (#LGP9478) and is under the clinical supervision of Dr. Michelle Pearce, Ph.D., Psychologist (MD #05176).

Client Thrive Program
Credentials Earned

Engagement Badge
Awarded: 7/1/2024