MEET OUR TEAM
Tima Tucker, Ph.D, LMSW, CIMHP
Board Certified Integrative Mental Health Practitioner
State Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist
Tima Tucker is a Board Certified Integrative Mental Health Practitioner, State Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist, CEO and owner of Tuckerville, LLC, mental health private practice, holding a graduate degree from Wayne State University in Clinical Social Work and an undergraduate degree from Wayne State University in Clinical Psychology. With more than 15 years of experience in Enneagram guided self-awareness, relationships and attachment disorders using therapeutic techniques informed by I. Yalom, Momma and the Meaning of Life, 1998., J. Gottman, D. Rakel and H. Palmer.
Tima Tucker respectfully creates genuine supportive therapeutic relationships in a relaxed setting implementing her unique Holistic Interpersonal Approach with her patients while using best practices and scientific evidence based approaches for alternative integrative therapies and modalities aimed to enhance the clinical therapeutic process of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), such as Hypnotherapy, Nutritional Wellbeing and meditation for the whole body. Tima Tucker is honored to supervise master and bachelor level interns and therapist with practicum and State of Michigan licensing (LARA) hours as well as guiding clinical skills and modalities for the new generation of Clinical Social Workers with the support of NASW CORE Supervisory curriculum.
Tima Tucker continued research encapsulate Integrative Therapeutic/Natural Medicine with a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Clinical Research exploring Integrating (MBCT) Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy in the therapeutic practitioner and patient relationship leads to positive mental health outcomes, Sept. 2022. Tima Tucker utilizes every opportunity to connect with her patients who experience despair, while uncovering and releasing mental blockage caused by depression, anxiety, trauma, grief while experiencing and accepting the “true self”.
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Candace Fleming, BFA, MBA
Administrative Manager, C.O.O
Candace earned her Bachelor's degree in theater arts from Howard University. She loves people and loves to put smiles on their faces. She wants to work with young women to help promote a happy, healthy and self motivating life. Her motto is "Laughter is the key to a healthy heart”.
Madeeha R. Abbasi, BA, LMSW
Madeeha graduated from University of California, Irvine with a B.A. in Sociology. She then went on to complete her Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University. Madeeha has experience working with various populations with a focus on maternal mental health and immigrant mental health. She utilizes a psychodynamic approach in combination with cognitive behavioral techniques to serve her clients.
Jo Brown BSW, LLMSW
Jo graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in social work from Eastern Michigan University. She began her career providing case management to parents in recovery from a substance use disorder. Jo received her graduate degree in social work from Eastern Michigan University in 2023 and is in her second year as a School Social Worker. Jo has experience in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy and play therapy with children under 11 years old and a strengths based approach.
Clarisa Ceaser LLMSW, QIDP, CMHP
Clarisa graduated from Wilberforce University with a Bachelor's in Liberal Arts and a concentration in Social Work. She furthered her education at Wayne State University, receiving a Master’s in Social Work. Certified as a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional(QIDP) and a Children's Mental Health Professional (CMHP), she has various experiences with children and youth. Affirming as a support to the LGBTQ,+ community, I embrace diversity by creating a safe space for all human beings. Her focus is strength-based solution-focused therapy highlighting Cognitive Behavior therapy.
Tatiana Canyon, BS/BA, LMSW
Tatiana graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2016 cum laude with a bachelor's degree in psychology and a double minor in criminology/criminal justice and human sexuality. Tatiana received her Master's of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University and has experience with various populations including children, family, domestic abuse survivors, homeless youth, and youth in a school based setting ages 5 through 19 as well as adults/couples. Tatiana serves with a compassion and strength-based approach.
Gwendolyn Ervin, LLBSW, MSW
Gwendolyn received her Master's Degree in Social Work: Mental Illness and Chemical Dependency at Eastern Michigan University. Gwendolyn has experience with various populations such as Child Abuse & Neglect along with Substance Abuse. Gwendolyn's mission is to provide a Strength-Based Approach to individuals who seek to identify and overcome their barriers.
Victoria Gaedke, LPC, CAADC
Victoria began her career with a bachelor’s studies in the science of human
services and continued her to receive a master’s degree in counseling at Spring Arbor
University. She continued to receive her CAADC license with the State of Michigan.
Victoria has worked with people who have addictions and mental health for the past 5
years and believes in helping teens and adults with a Strength-Based Personalized
Approach. She helps individuals explore their inner thoughts to help with gaining
solutions and coping techniques with their obstacles in life.
Tracie Jackson, BSW, LLMSW
Tracie carries an undergraduate and masters degree in Social Work from Wayne State University. Tracie has experience working with families struggling trauma, reunification and neglect. Tracie specialties in women challenging abandonment and trauma from a strength-based interpersonal approach.
Melissa Lewis, LMSW, CAADC
Melissa graduated with her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from Madonna University in 2016 and Masters Degree in Social Work in 2017. Melissa has experience working with various populations, specializing in addiction and mental health with adults. She utilizes a variety of modalities which include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Strength Based approaches.
Lacretia Powell, LMSW, IMH-E
Infant Mental Health Therapist
Lacretia is an Endorsed Infant Mental Health Specialist providing quality mental health services to her patients and their children with CPP/IPP techniques. Her masters degree from Michigan State University and clinical experience over 7 years allows her to be present with her families in need.
Alex Regan, BA, LLMSW
Alex carries an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Saginaw Valley State University and received a graduate degree from Wayne State University from the School of Social Work. His self-care regimen includes creating and listening to music. He utilizes a variety of modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Solution Focused, Strength-Based approaches, and existentialism.
Amanda Dennis-Shareef, BA, LLMSW
Amanda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Master’s Degree in Social Work from Madonna University. Amanda has worked in the Social Work realm for over 7 years assisting with mothers challenging postpartum depression and families working through trauma. She compassionately works with women and infants reinforcing Maternal and Infant Care . Amanda utilizes positive reinforcement and self-talks to encourage an improved sense of self-worth, growth and autonomy in her Scope of Practice.
Susan Zhen, LLBSW, MSW (Student/University of Michigan)
Clinical Intake/Referral Coordinator
Susan graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor of Social Work. She is currently pursuing her master’s in social work at the University of Michigan in hopes of becoming a Clinical Social Worker. She is passionate about empowering individuals and families to take the first steps necessary to maintain their mental health and wellbeing. As the clinical intake and referral coordinator, she looks forward to providing a welcoming space for potential clients to share their stories and connecting them to the resources they need.
Hiba is a student at Wayne State University working towards a Computer Science degree. She is a driven individual who enjoys learning new things and growing her personal skill set. She hopes to be of help to others with a positive attitude.
Jalyn Ross (Spring Arbor University Intern)
Clinical Mental Health Masters Program
2023 Fall/2024 Winter Semester
Academic Affiliates / Internships and Practicum
Wayne State University
Eastern Michigan University
Spring Arbor University