Our Staff

William D Johnson, LCMHC, LCAS, MAC, NCC,

Clinical Director

Derrick has been associated with recovery since 2003 and has co-authored published articles in both the Journal of Addiction and Offender Counseling and Counseling Today Magazine. He has worked full-time as a psychotherapist since 2012. His tenure in this field of work expands from regional rehabilitation and treatment facilities to practicing full-time in his own private practice.

​He has presented at multiple industry related seminars and workshops and has been guest speaker at numerous multicultural symposiums. He has been a guest instructor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte as well as guest lecturer at Clemson University, Jacksonville University, the University of Texas San Antonio as well as numerous community and professional learning institutes. His work also includes research and lectures concerning human trafficking, trauma, and suicide among LGBTQ adolescents.

​PhD Candidate, Counseling Education & Supervision:

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling:

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

MA, Corporate & Strategic Communications:

Queens University of Charlotte

BS, International Business & Spanish:

Mars Hill College

Tammie Cooke, MA, CSAC, NCACI,

Manager Clinical Services

Tammie received her Master of Arts degree in Human Services with a concentration in Marriage and Family Counseling from Liberty University. She has previous experience working with women and children in crisis, as well as rape crisis counseling where she provided support to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Tammie also has nine years' experience working with the substance abuse population in an inpatient setting.

​She is a certified substance abuse counselor and a national certified addiction counselor. She is a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa, and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Wingate University and Liberty University. She is also a recipient of the H.K. Helms award for academic achievement. Tammie is honored to work with those that have found the courage to fight their addictions.

Hannah Glenn, MA, LCMHCA, LCASA, NCC

Primary Psychotherapist

Hannah Glenn is a member of NorthStar Clinical Services's therapeutic service team. She specializes in addiction counseling and play therapy with adults, adolescents, and children. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy alongside person-centered tenets to best assist her clients.

Hannah received her Master of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Counseling with concentrations in Addiction Counseling and Play Therapy. She also received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UNCC in Elementary Education.

She is recognized as the chair of the board at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Drug-Free Coalition, where she assists with the organization's Alcohol Purchase Study as well as outreach to adolescents and their families about teen drug use. She is also affiliated with the Charlotte Rescue Mission.

Dr. Richard Wynn, MD,

Medical Director

Dr. Richard Wynn is recognized as an expert in management of diabetes, chronic pain, obesity, and is skilled in performing minor office surgeries. He has served as mentor and preceptor to many medical students and residents and serves as adjunct faculty in the Department of Family Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill.

  • Undergraduate - University of Virginia
  • Doctorate - Wake Forest University
  • Residency - Family Medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor
  • Robert Woods Johnson Fellowship nominee
  • Recognized by American Medical Association for resident leadership
  • Awarded three National Committee for Quality Assurance certificates for quality care

Will Wadsworth, LCMHCA, SACI, NCC

Primary Psychotherapist

Will Wadsworth is a two-time graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Will specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with a foundation of Person-Centered Therapy, and has experience in Play Therapy. He believes that counseling should use a warm, understanding approach based on trust and congruency. The bulk of his work has been in helping clients address substance abuse, anxiety, depression, self-worth, and emotional regulation.

His internships were at an inpatient recovery facility, where he provided psychoeducation about addiction and recovery, individual counseling, group counseling, and connected clients to the processes of 12-step, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, relapse prevention, and overall wellness.

Will loves hiking, camping, and wilderness adventures. He completed the rugged Linville Gorge trail system and will take on the Appalachian Trail next. He also loves to play the guitar and banjo in his free time and encourages his clients to engage in their versions of self-care as well!