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”.
Candace Fleming, BFA, MBA
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.
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 Gaedke 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. Victoria believes in helping children and individuals with a strength-based personalized approach.
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.
Nicole Milz, BCJ, LMSW
Nicole graduated from Kaplan University Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. She continued her education at Simmons College to earn her Master's of Social Work. Nicole has experience with various populations, specializing in substance abuse serving ages 13 through 60. Nicole serves with a compassion and strength-based approach.
Siarra Maketo, BSW, LLMSW
Siarra Maketo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 7 years of experience specializing in depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD and panic disorders. Siarra received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Master of Arts in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University . She uses a Person Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach with children, adolescents, adults, families in both clinical and outpatient settings. Siarra is well versed in both traditional therapeutic techniques as well as creative modalities such as play therapy, music, role play, and guided imagery.
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 5 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.
Kandace Short, BSW, LLMSW
Kandace graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with her BSW. She then went on to complete her Master of Social Work degree from Michigan State University. Kandace has experience working with various populations with a focus on child and adolescent mental health, bereavement and end of life issues. She also has experience in navigating issues with people in the polyamorous and ethical non monogamous relationships. She utilizes a psychodynamic approach in combination with cognitive behavioral techniques to serve her clients as well as motivational interviewing and crisis intervention
Destiny attended community college majoring in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Theatre. Destiny was a proud STEAM cast member at the Museum of Science and Industry where her love of science and passion for performing created the desire to teach and help children with mental disabilities such as Autism and Down Syndrome.
Susan Zhen, BSW
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.
Academic Affiliates / Internships and Practicum
Wayne State University
Eastern Michigan University
Spring Arbor University