Tammy Gilmore, LCAS, CSAC
Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
Tammy Gilmore is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist providing mental health services to Adolescents and Adults. She is an Independent Contractor, not an employee, thus she is individually responsible for all aspects of client care. She is independently insured and manages her own practice. Tammy contracts with MACS PLLC for marketing, billing, and office space. She has appointments on the weekends for clients who need after school and after traditional work hours treatment.
Tammy has been in field of Addictions for over 35 years. She earned her Bachelor’s in Sociology from Kent State University with a minor in Communications. She earned her Master’s from the University of Pittsburgh in Library Science -Communication and Community Consultant Services was a unique program that used master’s level counseling and psychology courses along with a traditional library science curriculum. Tammy graduated both programs with honors.
Tammy has worked in both residential and outpatient programs. She has worked in the public sector as well as almost 10 years in the faith based world. She earned her first addictions credential in Ohio in 1985. After relocating to North Carolina she earned her Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in 1994, her Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist in 1998 and her Certified Clinical Supervisor in 1995. Her current passion is working with chronic relapsers and the development of new counselors to the field.
Tammy uses a developmental model of counseling that emphasizes a brief therapy client centered directed approach. She relies heavily on a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help clients in achieving their goals.
Tammy is an award winning therapist in the field of addiction. In 2009 she was honored with the” Judy Erickson Lifetime Achievement Award” based on honesty, integrity and respect. This award is given at the Al Green Summer Institute sponsored by Appalachian University in Boone, NC. In 2014 she was awarded the “Bettie Dibrell Practioner of the Year” award by the Jonnie McLeod Institute at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, NC.
Tammy is passionate in giving back to her profession and has been involved in many county and state wide projects. She served on the Ethics Committee of Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC) on 2 separate occasions as well as the Impaired Professional Ad hoc Committee. She was a case presentation evaluator for the North Carolina Professional Practice board for over 10 years.
She started the Supervisors Support and Development Network in 2002 which provides support, free training and networking opportunities for area supervisors. She is also internationally certified as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Clinical Supervisor by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium. She has completed the CENAPS Relapse Prevention Therapy School and is currently working on her certification for Relapse Prevention Specialist.
In her spare time Tammy is very involved with the women’s ministry at her church. She is in charge of Education & Interpretation as well as the Women’s library. The loves of her life are her husband and her new rescue dog. She also enjoys gardening, reading and scrapbooking.
Tammy accepts Aetna, BCBS, Out of Network and Self Pay.
Her office hours are Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.