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Customer service is our first priority, because You are the reason we are here.

Meet our Caring Team

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Winter Collins, MSW, LCSW

CEO/Clinical Director


Winter Collins, LCSW received her BSW and her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.  Since 2001, Winter has had the privilege of working and serving her community in a variety of settings.  Upon graduation, she spent 13 years working as an Independent Medicaid Waiver Support Coordinator for the State Agency for Persons with Disabilities.  This is where her love for serving others flourished.  Winter received her clinical license in 2013 and began clinical diagnosis and treatment in local communities for both children and adults.  Since that time, she has found a love for Early Intervention with children age birth to three in the Early Steps Program where she is part of the evaluation team serving multiple counties in northwest Florida.  She has vast experience diagnosing and treating children with developmental and emotional delays as well as working with families to understand the needs and behaviors of children.  Winter has had the pleasure of founding the not-for-profit, 501c3, Panhandle Area Community OutReach, Inc. that is focused on grant writing for the underserved communities of the Panhandle of Florida.  She is also the CEO and Clinical Director of Community Wellness Counseling and Support Services, LLC.  Winter is a qualified supervisor for those wishing to obtain their licensure in clinical social work.


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Amy Partridge

Office Manager and Billing Specialist






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Ana Najera, BSW

Office Staff






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Dr. J. Christopher Strunk, M.D.

Dr. Strunk graduated from the University of Tennessee and Creighton University. He completed his psychiatry residency at Creighton University in 1999 and has been practicing for 18 years. Dr. Strunk is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a member of the American Medical Association, the Alabama Psychiatric Association, and the American Psychiatric Association.  

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Heather King, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Director


Heather M. King, LCSW received her BS from University of West Florida and her Master's in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. She completed her internship at Department of Children and Family in child welfare then worked with contracted agencies in protective services following her internship. Heather has been working with children and adolescents since 2004 in a variety of settings such as in the home, school based and community settings. She has extensive experience working with the integration of special education students in the mainstream education settings. She also has practice working with geriatric patients and senior adults in skilled nursing facilities. Mrs. King serves the Calhoun, Liberty, Jackson, Washington and Holmes areas. Heather specializes in anxiety, depression, autism, co-parenting, and other relational issues. She is also a qualified supervisor for those wishing to obtain their licensure in clinical social work.

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Marissa Gilbert, MSW, RCSW-I

Marissa Gilbert, MSW, RCWS-I received her BSW from Panama City Florida State and her Master's in Clinical Social work from Florida State University in Tallahassee. She completed her internship with Refuge House where she worked with women who experienced Domestic Violence. Marissa has been working the last three years in the public school system serving children and adolescents who have anxiety, depression,  autism and other disorders. Mrs. Gilbert serves Calhoun and Liberty counties.

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Glenn Graves, MSW, LCSW

Glenn A. Graves, L.C.S.W. received his BA from Florida State University in 1986 and Master in Social Work from Florida State University in 1990.  He immediately took a job in the federal prison system working within residential drug and alcohol treatment programs teaching male inmates the necessary skills to remain drug/alcohol free as well as the necessary skills to remain drug/alcohol free and crime free.  Among the skills taught were anger management, problem solving, goal solving, drug and alcohol treatment, relapse prevention, and other excellent skills necessary to remaining in the community.  

Glenn went into private practice in 2007.  He now specializes in working with children who have anger management and a variety of mental health-related 

problems.  Utilizing cognitive-behavioral therapy and play therapy, Glenn teaches children the necessary skills to remain free of anger management problems, gaining attention span, learning calming skills and relaxation exercises to help keep focus on the priorities and treatment plan goals.  He has built a very positive practice in Taylor and Madison counties and loves working with the children there.

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Jason Tucker, LMHC

Jason Tucker, LMHC received his BS from Florida State University and his Master's in Counseling Psychology from Troy University.  He completed his internship at Department of Children at Florida state Hospital and then worked with Florida State University as a Therapist and Assistant Director of Mental Health.  He also was a program auditor for Juvenile Justice.  Additionally he has contracted with community mental health agencies working with adults, children and adolescents since 1996 in a myriad of settings such as in the home, school based and community settings.  He has extensive experience working with Juvenile delinquency issues, Juvenile sexual offenders, and with a myriad of mental health maladies during his 22 year career.  Mr. Tucker serves the Calhoun, Liberty, Jackson, and Gadsden areas.  

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Gaynell Clark, M.S.

Gaynell Clark, received her BS from Mercer University in Georgia and her Master's from Walden University.  She completed her internship at Department of Children and Family.  Gaynell has been working with children, adolescents since 1996 in a variety of settings such as in the home, school based, and community settings.  She has experience working with the integration of individuals with mental health disorders, At-Risk children, children with Establish Conditions and special education students in the mainstream education settings. Mrs. Clark serves the Leon and Gadsden areas.

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Shatoria Murray, MSW, RCSW-I

Shatoria Murray, RCSW-I received her BSW and MSW from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.  She completed her internships at Children's Home Society under the foster home management program, Bond Community Health Center where she served the adolescent and the geriatric community in a clinical setting and the Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida where she worked on program evaluation and designs for individuals with a developmental disability. Shatoria has been working with children, adolescents and the geriatric community since 2012 in a variety of settings.  She has extensive experience working with children that has a developmental delay and experience working in the child welfare system with Department of Children and Families.  Shatoria specializes in foster and adoption care counseling, co-parenting, anger management, anxiety, depression, and other relational issues.  She enjoys providing individual therapy, play therapy and family therapy in the home or school setting.  Mrs. Murray serves the Leon county areas. 

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Erik Peterson, M.S., MCAP, ICRC-ADC

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Heather Summers, LMHC

(Serving Liberty and Gadsden Counties) 

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Christopher B. Anderson, MSW

Christopher B. Anderson received his BS and Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. He completed his internship at the Department of Children and Families as a CPI. Christopher also has two dogs, Socoa and Badger, and a ferret named Luna at home who he enjoys to spend time with.

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Amberly Portero, M.S.

Amberly Portero, MS, received her BS in Psychology and Criminology from the honors program at Florida State University in May 2013. Following graduation, Amberly worked as a full-time research assistant at the Anxiety & Behavioral Health Clinic at FSU, where she was responsible for the management of a randomized controlled trial (funded by the Department of Defense) investigating the effects of computerized intervention protocols on anxiety and mood-related symptoms. In December of 2018, Amberly received her MS in Clinical Psychology from FSU. Amberly specializes in anxiety disorders, mood disorders (e.g., depression, bipolar disorder), obsessive-compulsive and related disorders (e.g., OCD, excoriation, trichotillomania), and trauma/stress-related disorders. Amberly has authored and co-authored numerous scientific journal articles and has experience providing evidence-based treatments to a wide-range of client populations.

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Kayla Farris, MSW, RCSW-I

Kayla Farris, MSW, RCSW-I received her BSW from Florida State University’s Panama City Campus and her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work  from Florida State University in Tallahassee. She completed her bachelor’s level internship with the Guardian ad Litem program where she served as an  advocate for children involved in dependency cases in the 14th judicial circuit. After completion of her internship, she continued to volunteer with the program until 2018. Kayla completed her master’s level clinical internship at PlayBig Therapy and Learning Center’s Marianna location where she worked specifically with children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum, as well as children who experienced significant emotional trauma. Kayla has worked in the social services field for the past seven years and during that time has gained experience with the justice and dependency systems, adults with substance abuse issues, children with severe emotional trauma and/or developmental delays, families in need of assistance and intervention, as well clients in the geriatric population. Kayla is a Panhandle native and is eager to serve the community she calls home. She currently serves Jackson and Washington counties.

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Tonya Eaglin, RMHC-I

Tonya Eaglin is originally from Lake Charles, La. She holds a Bachelor's in Psychology from McNeese State University and a Master's in Psychological Counseling from Nicholls State University. Tonya has specialized training in Marital and Family Therapy from California School of Professional Psychology- San Diego Campus.  She is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the State of Florida. She has experience with serious and persistent mentally ill, forensic psychology, children and adolescents diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disorders, and adults. Her main passion is marital and family therapy.

Tonya creates a warm and genuine therapeutic environment for her clients. Her approach to therapy is systemically based, cognitive behavioral and post-modern therapy focusing on an existential approach. Tonya's uses various evidence based techniques to meet the needs of the client. When approaching families, Tonya's approach is that in order for the client to exhibit positive change, the family subsystem has to change also.

Tonya is a professional member of the American Counseling Association, American Association of Marital and Family Therapist, and American Association of Black Psychologists. 

LeAnn Sullivan, M.S.

LeAnn Sullivan, MS, received her Master's in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University and is currently in school for her PsyD. She loves working with children and families and has experience working in mental health clinics in the Santa Rosa area. In her free time, she enjoys socializing with friends and spending time with her husband and three children. 

Melanie Alday, RMHC-I

(Serving Calhoun County)

Career Opportunities

Licensed Therapists (LMHC, LCSW, LMFT)

CWCSS is seeking Licensed Therapists (LMHC, LCSW, LMFT) in the Florida Panhandle.


Scope of Position

The Licensed Therapist will assess client and family needs and evaluate, coordinate and ensure necessary services are provided; provide community based or in-home services to clients; assist and counsel individuals by using such activities as delineating alternatives, helping to articulate goals and providing needed information, service and treatment, provides individual and family therapy.


Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Human Services field. Minimum of one year related experience providing therapy to at risk children and families. Professional Florida license in Mental Health, Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy or Psychology in good standing.


Requirements

Maintain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as required by state licensing boards. Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and required automobile insurance. Must meet standards of Level I and Level II criminal background screening in accordance with FL Statutes (F.S.) 435.04 and (F.S.) 408.809.

Full and Part-Time contract positions available!


Qualified applicants e-mail resume to cwcssbehavioralhealth@gmail.com or Fax to 850-643-5066, ATTN HR.

Master’s Level Therapists

CWCSS is seeking Master’s Level Therapists in the Florida Panhandle. 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree from an accredited university or college with a major in the field of Counseling, Psychology, Social Work or related Human Services field. Master’s degree other than in the related fields must have completed graduate level coursework in at least four of the thirteen content areas: human growth and development; diagnosis and treatment of psychopathology; human sexuality; counseling theories and techniques; group theories and practice; dynamics of marriage and family systems; individual evaluation and assessment; career and lifestyle assessment; research and program evaluation; personality theories; social and cultural foundations; counseling in community settings; and substance use disorders. 

Minimum of one year professional experience in providing services to persons with behavioral health disorders. 


Requirements 

A level 2 background screening is required. Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and required automobile insurance.

Full and Part-Time contract positions available! 


Qualified applicants e-mail resume to cwcssbehavioralhealth@gmail.com or Fax to 850-643-5066, ATTN HR. 

We are here for You

10611 Florida Highway 20

Bristol, Florida 32321

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1126 Lee Avenue

Tallahassee, FL 32303

Email: cwcssbehavioralhealth@gmail.com

Office: 850-643-1033

Fax: 850-643-5066