Everlasting Arms Family Counseling Centers

Pamela Riggs, MAE, LPCC, BIP:   

Owner, Supervising Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, KY State Certified Batter Intervention Provider

 Specializing in: relationship therapy for adults and children, early and adolescent behavioral disorders, domestic violence services for both offenders and victims. Many years of experience providing individual, family, marriage, and group therapy.

Debbie Buonocore, M. Ed, LPCA:

 Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

I received my Master's degree in Counseling and Human Development from Lindsey Wilson College. Through graduate internships and employment, I have worked in a variety of practice settings, including correctional, academic, intensive outpatient, transitional living, and private practice. I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults on a number of issues, including but not limited to: anger management, stress management, life adjustments, grief and loss, trauma, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, parenting, LGBTQ, and other mental health and life struggles. When you step into my office, my immediate goal is to provide a safe, comfortable, and excepting environment, in which you can express yourself without fear or judgement. I am here to help you build on your personal strengths and attain the personal growth you're capable of accomplishing.

Tammy Henderson, M Ed, LPCA:

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Completed state required curriculum. Interned counseling individuals with multiple disorders ranging from anxiety and depression to PTSD and recovering from substance abuse. Client centered approach with an emphasis on prevention. Work with individuals and groups to promote optimal mental and emotional health. Experienced in helping individuals deal with issues associated with addictions and substance abuse, family, parenting, marital problems; as well as stress management, self-esteem, anger management, and the grief process.

David M. Burgoon, MAPC, BIP, LPCA:

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, KY State Certified Batter Intervention Provider   

I am a graduate from liberty university with a masters of the arts in professional counseling, with a focus on crisis and trauma. I am a state certified Batterer Intervention Provider (KY state certified), as well as a retired MSG, US Army. I strive to help others change their lives to become more self reliant. I have worked with individuals in the field for over 14 years. I have also worked as a master resilience trainer for 5 plus years helping people to over come life obstacles. I work with all populations and have experience working with families, children and military veterans. 

Regina Hancock, M. Ed., LPCA: 

Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

I am a Lindsey Wilson graduate working on my LPCC, with 5 years of experience in the field of Human Services. I have worked with Drug Court and Mental Health Court to gain experience in the field of substance abuse counseling and mental health counseling. I have also worked with Everlasting Arms Family Counseling Centers for the past year where I have gained experience working with people of all ages in individual, family, and group settings, including a parenting group. Prior to working as a counselor, I worked with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in a day program and or residential homes. It is my passion to help people and to give them the knowledge to help themselves.

Jessica Starcher, BA:

Community Support Associate, Mental Health Intern

I am a graduate of Fayetteville State University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Currently, I am a graduate student at Liberty University working on completing my Master's Degree in Professional Counseling and an active member of the American Counseling Association. I strive, as a Community Support Service Provider and as a future counselor, to offer the support and encouragement needed to create a positive and productive change in your life.

 Ashley Tarrence, BA:

Targeted Case manager, Program Director of Community Support Services,Parenting group leader 

I have a bachelor’s degree in human services from Lindsey Wilson College, and currently working on my Master’s degree in counseling. I have several years’ experience working with individuals and families in all populations both in home, school, and office settings. I enjoy working with people to provide services and resources to allow them to grow and become who they choose, through encouragement, empowerment, support, and education.

Amanda C Smith, BS, KY CADC;

Born, reared & educated in the coalfields of Eastern KY, I've worked as with addiction for 15 years as Counselor, Educator & Case Coordinator, running KY's largest court-ordered provider. As a KY CADC, I have years of experience working in-patient as Residential Therapist & DUI Provider. I'm currently enrolled in Master's program for MA in Counseling & Human Development. Having worked on the front lines of addiction, I've fallen in love with helping bring people and families back to life, through caring, compassionate intervention.