Tim Strickland, M.Ed., LPC, MAC, SAP, CPCS, CCS


My name is Tim Strickland. I grew up in Glennville, Georgia, and now reside in Statesboro, Georgia. I graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Masters Degree in Education Counseling in 1998 and have worked in the field of counseling for over fifteen years.  I have extensive experience working with both adolescents and adults with mental health and substance abuse issues.  I am a Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor.  I am a Georgia approved Clinical Evaluator and Treatment Provider for the DUI Intervention Program and have certifications in Relapse Prevention, Clinical Supervision, Forensic Mental Health Evaluator, and Anger Management.  In this program, I assist individuals in meeting requirements to get their driver licenses reinstated after multiple DUI's on their record.  I am also certified by the Federal Department of Transportation to provide substance abuse services to employees that are in DOT Safety Sensitive Positions who may have tested positive for alcohol and/or drugs.  As a Substance Abuse Professional, I serve as the initial point of contact to establish parameters of change necessary for an individual to safely return to duty via initial assessment and follow up sessions that are required by employers and the Federal government.  In 2013, I was fortunate to be honored as Georgia's Licensed Professional Counselor Associations's Counselor of the Year for the development and oversight of a Long Term Residential Treatment facility and extensive work done with an Outpatient population to bring about positive changes in men and women who suffer from addiction in the Bulloch County area as a Treatment Provider for Bulloch Recovery Resources.   I have brought my energy, insight, and professionalism to the forefront and established Creative Counseling Solutions, LLC (CCS). 

We have the tools to meet all your RECOVERY needs is not just a slogan that is catchy and pertinent to counseling.  Literally, Creative Counseling Solutions, LLC, can assist individuals with a multitude of needs in almost every aspect of the levels of care outlined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, at an affordable cost!  Whether it is to meet the conditions of a probated sentence, get driver licenses reinstated, or to profoundly change the direction of someone's life who has found themselves desperate for change in either in the Mental Health or Substance Abuse arena, we have a plan for you!   I purposefully set the private fees for services to be in line with what most people would pay for a co-pay or deductible if they were insured AND have a sliding fee scale to assist those who are struggling financially.  If it's time to steer your car in another direction, let us help with a road map of strategies that have been proven with our Evidenced-Based curriculum and years of experience on the highways of life offered through our counseling services.  The Joint Commission recently awarded Creative Counseling Solutions, LLC-dba New Day Counseling the Behavioral Healthcare and Human Services Accreditation and we are a licensed outpatient treatment facility for the state of Georgia for Level and Level II services.

In addition to owning and operating the Outpatient Clinic of Creative Counseling Solutions, LLC, I am the Clinical Director of The WISE Place, a male and female residence that encompasses the 12-Steps of recovery from a Faith-Based initiative, whereby women and men are exposed to Celebrate Recovery and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings along with Cognitive Behavioral curriculum to advance their understanding of the disease of addiction.  The WISE Place is a Parole THOR approved facility and we are a member of the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences. The residents are afforded an opportunity to benefit from a structured program with a high degree of accountability in a safe environment to learn new behaviors and establish more healthy attitudes about life choices that lead to better coping strategies to cope with life issues without the use of chemicals. Each resident is given the opportunity to get individual and group counseling, along with peer support groups, and help in establishing full time employment and support in transitioning into a recovery lifestyle beyond our care. After care counseling is offered, as well.

Photos by Lauren Walls

Lorri Strickland CAC I,   NCAC I,SAP/ Co-Founder

Lorri Strickland received her CAC I certification in 2017 from GACA. She has been award the New Counselor of the Year award from Georgia Addiction Counselor Association(GACA) in 2019.  She is a member of GACA and NAADAC, two associations that cover the field of addictions.  She has worked for Creative Counseling Solutions, LLC, since 2009, when it was originally formed as a company.  She started as the bookkeeper and has worked her way into doing everything that the company offers, with the exception of Clinical Evaluations.  She has worked for The WISE Place, CCS's long-term recovery residence for women since the doors opened in April of 2015 as the Resident Director and as one of the counselors.  She received a GED in 1994, just after having her first child.  She attended Ogeechee Technical College from January 1997, just after having her third child, to December 1999, to become a Micro-Computer Specialist, which makes her a valuable asset to CCS as she handles all of the technical aspects of the business, including building and maintaining websites, creating networks, ensuring the security of client private data files, and maintaining all computers and printers.  Recently, Lorri maintains the Bryan County Diversion Program in the Pembroke Office, where she completes evaluations and provides individual and group counseling and implements psycho-education seminars for anger management and responsible driving.

Sandra Malone ICADC, SAP

Sandra was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. After moving to Atlanta, GA in the 1980’s, Sandra began her career in addiction counseling, becoming a CAC in 1990. Her work on the Adolescent Unit at Anchor Hospital was a launch pad for working with adults in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. Her experience includes Partial Hospitalization, Medication Assisted Therapy and Group Leadership for the DBHDD (State DUI Program). She currently functions as a residential manager for The WISE Place program’s Long-Term Residential for Substance Abuse. Sandra’s work with the Creative Counseling Solutions office is as an evaluator for substance abuse clients, a SAP evaluator for the DOT Program, and a group leader for the ASAM Level 1.0 program(s). She also works with our EAP clients providing both individual and group psychoeducation. Sandra is a person in long-term recovery, and she utilizes the proven 12 Step Program Principles with an REBT approach when assisting clients.

Wende adams moulis, RPh CAC II, CE

Wende grew up in Dublin, Georgia. She did not graduate from high school but was accepted at Valdosta State University when she was sixteen. After her first year in college, she transferred to the University of Georgia and entered pharmacy school in the fall of 1988.  She received her Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Georgia in 1991. She practiced pharmacy in Savannah for ten years before her addiction caused her to lose her license. She began her journey in sobriety on May 8, 2001, after two failed attempts at treatment. She got sober in AA and her love of recovery and the fellowship began to grow. Unfortunately, she made some choices that led to a relapse and returned to sobriety on August 1, 2011. She was given the opportunity for one last treatment by her family and was admitted to Willingway in Statesboro, Georgia. She completed her residential stay and returned home to Dublin, Georgia. She was attending a medical professions group at Willingway with the hopes of returning to pharmacy. The opportunity arose to move to Statesboro and become a ward secretary of the detox unit. She found her true calling and began to work toward becoming a Certified Addictions Counselor Level 2. During her ten year tenure at Willingway, she was a counselor at the Women’s Residence, the Director of Lee Street Recovery, and worked as a primary counselor for The Lodge. She became interested in furthering her education and left Statesboro in late 2020 to pursue her master’s in social work at Alabama A and M, in Huntsville, Alabama. Due to the pandemic, she returned to Savannah and continued her studies at Savannah State University and began working at New Day in June of 2021.  She became a Clinical Evaluator of the State of Georgia’s DUI Intervention Program in 2021.


Melanie J. Hendrix M.ED, CIT, CAM, RRP Prime for Life Certified Instructor

Melanie is a graduate of Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. She is retired from a long and successful career in public school education. She is currently completing a clinical supervision in addiction counseling by working with Level1-4 addiction clients. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and the Twelve Step approach to recovery are some of the strategies used in successful treatment at Creative Counseling Solutions and Wise Works Level 4 treatment programs. She also manages the DUI school program for 123 DUI in Metter, Georgia. She has two grown sons and currently resides in Statesboro, Georgia.

Camilla Strickland

Office Administrator, DUI School Coordinator, Medical Billing and Coding Specialist

Camilla was born and raised in Southeast Georgia, and graduated from Bryan County High School with Honors in 2015. She earned her Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies in 2019, during the COVID pandemic. In 2021, Camilla accepted her first position at Creative Counseling Solutions as Office Administrator to help the family business. Throughout her employment, Camilla has expanded her role to DUI School Coordinator and Medical Billing and Coding Specialist. Her duties include scheduling appointments, DUI School coordination/ scheduling/ registration/  enrollments, and billing third party payers for Intensive Outpatient and Individual services. Her mission is to deliver pertinent information on specific services provided within the business, and give potential recourses to those in need.