Meet our Counselors

The WISE Place


Tim Strickland, M.Ed., LPC, MAC, CCS - Masters in Education Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified as a Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), Certified Clinical Supervisor(CCS), Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Georgia Certified Clinical Evaluator/Treatment Provider for the DUI Intervention Program, Certified Anger Management Specialist, and Certified Ropes Course Facilitator,


Mr. Strickland earned his Bachelor's Degree in 1995 from Georgia Southern University in Therapeutic Recreation. He began his career working with adolescents at a Residential Treatment Facility in Bloomingdale, Ga. He eventually earned a Master's Degree in Counseling from Georgia Southern in 1998 and began working with all age groups in Mental Health for the state of Georgia. He spent four years as a Counselor in the Wayne County School System and six years  with Bulloch Recovery Resources in Statesboro, Georgia.He currently has a Georgia License to practice as a Professional Counselor and is Nationally Certified as a Master Addiction Counselor. He owns and operates Creative Counseling Solutions, LLC, a stand alone outpatient clinic that helps clients with mental health and substance use disorders in Metter, Savannah, Vidalia, and Reidsville, Georgia.  His community involvement includes teaching Adult Sunday School at the Pembroke United Methodist Church and serving as 1st Vice President and Secretary for the Pembroke Lions Club. Mr. Strickland has previously held the position as the Community Chair for the Enforcement Work Group for the Georgia Southern University/Community Coalition to address Alcohol issues on and off campus. He was recently named 2013 Licensed Professional Counselor of the year for the state of Georgia by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association for his development of Damascus, LLC, Research and Development for the DUI court treatment protocols for Bulloch County, and his outstanding efficacy with working with men and women who suffer from the disease of addiction.  In addition, Creative Counseling Solutions, LLC was recently awarded the contract to provide mental health and substance use disorder services  for the city of Savannah, GA to high risk offenders who are engaging in community reentry programs to reduce recidivism of those on felony  probation.

 Russell King, CADC II-Counselor- Igrew up in Glennville, Ga and now reside in Statesboro, Ga.  I graduated from Georgia Southern University with an Undergraduate Degree in Philosophy (emphasis World Religion) in 2002 and I received a Master's Degree in Public Administration in 2005.  I have over 10 years of experience in the field of counseling and significant experience working with both adolescents and adults with mental health and substance abuse issues.  I am a ADACBGA Certified Addictions Counselor and an Ordained Reverend with the GA Fellowship of the Church of God, Anderson Indiana.

My work with Creative Counseling Solutions, LLC encompasses The 12 Core Functions along with Spiritual Counseling in supported areas that are applicable to recovery from addiction.  I provide a holistic perspective for our clients in supporting a sound recovery program for each individual.  Additionally, I play a significant role in developing management strategies for the business overall and case management efficacy to ensure continuity of care for our clients with referral sources.