Tommy Glanton is an Arkansas native who grew up in the Little Rock area. As a master’s level social worker, he specializes in trauma and family systems issues that are often present for those struggling with mental health disorders and addictions and is a trained EMDR therapist.
Since the beginnings of his career he has felt called to provide services to individuals who are often disenfranchised by society. During his early career, he championed causes impacting the elderly through securing funding for a hospice inpatient center in rural Arkansas to developing new and innovative approaches for providing education to families impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. As his career moved forward he helped to develop a start-up non-profit organization serving Arkansas Veterans and their families and secured over 3 million dollars in grant funding for the first 3 years of operation.
In 2012, he relocated to New Mexico to attend graduate school with a goal of being able to more effectively lead programs and services aimed at making a difference in the lives of others. Upon graduation, he became the Clinical Director of a treatment center providing mental health and substance abuse treatment with a strong focus on experiential outdoor therapy, trauma focused interventions and family therapy. During his tenure, Tommy helped to grow the organization across 4 states and led both operations and clinical excellence at all treatment centers.
Tommy is an avid lover of the outdoors and when an opportunity presented itself to join SeaView Community Services as their Behavioral Health Director and move to Seward, AK, he could not pass it up. He is excited to bring his knowledge and experience to our local community and looks forward to enhancing and building upon the platform of services already offered by SeaView. Tommy believes that when given the opportunity through exceptional programs and services, individuals and families can transition from a place of pain and fear, to hope for a better life.