Staff

   Our staff has many years of experience that has created a wealth of Development.  This development has created caring individuals that energetically pursue the helping profession. 
Christopher A. Gazdik, LCSW
 
Chris is an energetic and passionate therapist.  He is a licensed clinical social worker with a former certification in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug treatment.  He has over 20 years of experience.  This vast experience includes work in many settings (inpatient hospitals, public mental health clinics, crisis units, and outpatient offices.  Chris works with all ages and couples.  In treatment he uses an individualized approach that enhances his fundamental application of cognitive behavioral techniques and other theoretical approaches.  Here is his resume:  CHRIS – Resume 1
Allison Tucker, LCSW, LCAS
Allison is a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed clinical addictions specialist.  Allison graduated from UNCC with a MSW and has over 20 years of experience treating adolescents and adults with substance abuse / mental health issues.  She provides individual, family, marital and couples therapy.  Allison meets the client where they are and uses an eclectic approach that is very caring and supportive.
Russell, Snipes, LCSW
My name is Russell Snipes.  I have worked in mental health since 2005 and as a therapist since 2010.  My experience includes work with individuals and families from childhood to older adults with mental health issues.  A particular area of focus in my career has been treating individuals with dual substance use and mental health difficulties.  I do not work from a rigid treatment model and believe strongly in the therapeutic relationship as the foundation from which change begins.
Tamara Haynes, LPC, LCASA
 

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist-Associate for the state of North Carolina.  With over 15 years of professional work experience, I have a diverse background which consists of both professional counseling and various facets of organizational development.  My credentials include a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology, a B.A. in Human and Community Services, and an M.A. in Professional Counseling.  I am also a Certified Employee Assistance Clinical Specialist.  In addition to traditional counseling, I am also trained in pastoral counseling.

I am an interactive, solution-focused therapist whose therapeutic approach is eclectic in nature.  I provide support and practical feedback that is unique and person-centered to effectively address client personal, familial and professional life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach that is tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, I work with individuals to help them build on their inherent strengths to assist them with attaining personal growth and development to overcome the obstacles that are presenting as barriers to their desired state of wellness.

I have provided therapy in numerous settings including community-based counseling agencies, long-term care facilities, correctional institutions, and private practice.  Populations served include children, adolescents, and adults.

The letters behind the names indicate qualifications that demonstrate each clinician’s ability to practice a helping profession independently.  They usually take years of training and supervision to achieve and are a testament to the professionalism the individual has developed.
 
for purpose of definition they represent:
LCSW:  licensed clinical social worker
LPC:  licensed professional counselor
LCAS:  licensed clinical addiction specialist
LCASA:  licensed clinical addiction specialist associate