Our Staff

Chance Gawlinski,


I am the founder of Second Chance Counseling Center LLC. I hold a Masters in Social Work and I am also a certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. My passion and skill set is working with those in recovery of substance use and addiction, and helping promote recovery lifestyles. I have also been a facilitator in batterers intervention groups for domestic violence prevention in our northern Michigan communities since 2016. When I’m not fulfilling my life purpose of treating others in need of service, I am enjoying quality time with my best friend and wife, Alice. I also enjoy experiencing diverse populations and have been fortunate to experience many other cultures and countries in my travels over the years.  I like to bring a person-centered approach with my clients and provide an environment founded on trust, safety, and accountability.

Sabrina Spearman,


I earned my Master of Social Work in 2015. That same year, I was a presented with a wonderful opportunity to train in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and became certified in 2016. I have been using EMDR therapy since 2016 to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sexual Trauma, and Substance Use Disorders. I have been trained in Batterers Intervention from Duluth, Minnesota, Seeking Safety, many White Bison trainings, Danger Assessment, Rational Emotive Behavioral therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. In my off time, I love spending time with my children and grandchildren. Football is a must for me as I am an avid Detroit Lions fan. I love being outdoors, enjoy cookouts and spending time in my pool. For most of my life, my passion has been to help individuals overcome their struggles in life and to go on to live productive, meaningful lives.

Cynthia Pepin,


I am a clinical social worker who graduated from Spring Arbor University in 2015. I like to focus on anxiety, depression, and trauma and work with all ages. I am trained in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, motivational interviewing, substance abuse, and rational emotive behavioral therapy. I enjoy spending time with my family and two dogs. 

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