Qualifications of Counseling Staff

The Hazel Pittman Center acknowledges the courage it takes for a person to seek help for a substance-related or other behavioral health problem.  We consider it a privilege to serve the community and do not take lightly the trust placed in us. As a result, Hazel Pittman Center’s Treatment staff hold no less than a Master’s Degree in a counseling-related field and are either professionally licensed or in-process of obtaining a professional license. Additionally, all clinical staff must become certified as Addictions Counselors at the state or national level within three years of employment and go through a strict privileging process before they are allowed to deliver direct services to customers. Once certified, counselors must receive a minimum of 40 training hours every two years to retain their certifications.