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    Tonya Upchurch, M.S., CSAC, LCAS-A

    Tonya Upchurch

    Tonya is a Masters Level Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and Licensed Clinical Specialist, Associate. Tonya came to First Step Services, LLC as a student intern and joined the staff in 2015 as an outpatient counselor. Tonya facilitates the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and general outpatient groups at our Garner location on Monday & Thursday evenings. Prior to moving to the Garner facility, Tonya facilitated morning IOP and early intervention treatment groups at our Raleigh location. Tonya is the primary substance abuse counselor in our Garner IOP & general outpatient treatment groups. Tonya also conducts substance abuse assessments and individual counseling.


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    Substance use disorder – screening, referral and placement

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    Treating substance use disorders

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