STAFF

Staff

Scott A Hinchman 
Program Director
I took over my family business as the Director of the Agora House in 2010. Following my Father’s vision, I attempt to create a loving community of recovering addicts. I use solution focused therapy, motivational interviewing and offer loving accountability to the men in our program. I take pride in the progression I see men make from active addiction to recovering addict. I strive for myself and our men to selflessly give back to our community. I have committed my life to serving the men in addiction and hope to be remembered as a caring compassionate man who had integrity and was firm but fair. I am active with the men in recreational therapies and health and fitness. I believe in including therapy in our treatment planning and always pushing to offer more to our community of men. 

As a man who has grown up in a family plagued by addiction, I welcome the challenge and opportunity to work with you or your loved one.  
Alan M. Densen 
Licensed Clinical Social Worker 
Alan M. Densen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (GA: CSW 3931). Over the past 20 years, he has been in private practice both in Florida and Georgia working with a variety of populations. His substance abuse experience includes an internship at Fair Oaks Pavilion in Delray Beach, Florida and treatment planning, case management and discharge planning at CARP (Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Program) in West Palm Beach and Lake Worth, Florida.

For the past three years he has also provided individual and group therapy for clients of The Agora House in Gainesville, Georgia.

Mr. Densen has a Master of Social Work from Florida International University, as well as a Bachelor and Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music in New York."
Michelle Pierce
Counselor
Michelle has worked in the mental health and addictions field since 1993. She has a long standing passion for helping others overcome their addictions and to discover and realize their greatest potential. With a servants heart, Michelle guides the Agora House residents in self-discovery and gives them tools to support their recovery. Throughout her career, Michelle has had the privilege of serving others as a Counselor, Drug Court Coordinator and Deputy Directory of Treatment Services of the Northeastern Judicial Circuit. She has also given back to the recovery community by serving as a liaison to Friends of Recovery. As the former Deputy Director of Treatment Services, Michelle was responsible for overseeing the daily operations of six accountability court programs, Substance Abuse Services and a drug screening laboratory. She graduated from Georgia College and State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and is certified in Forensic Counseling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Moral Reconation Therapy, Prime Solutions, Matrix Model and Thinking for A Change.

As an advocate for achieving inner peace and serenity, some of Michelle’s greatest joys in life are “to pay it forward”, doing random acts of kindness, music, fitness and nutrition.
Lani Walsh, MS, LPC, MAC
Consultant
Providing Group and Individual Counseling, Case Management and Clinical Supervision.

I am a licensed psychotherapist and addiction specialist who has been in the mental health field since 1983. I have worked with both long and short term care facilities and programs as a Counselor, Educator and Consultant. I received my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Northridge, Masters in Community Counseling from Georgia State University and hold a Masters Addiction Counselors certification. For most of my career, I held the position of Associate Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry, at Emory University. Pryor to my tenure at Emory, I spent 6 years at Charter Peachford Hospital as a Counselor, providing group therapy and lectures.
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