Everlasting Arms Family Counseling Centers

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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, LPCC:

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. 

Jessica Starcher, LPCA:


I am a graduate of Liberty University with a Master of Art in Professional Counseling. As a counselor, I strive to offer you the support and encouragement to create a positive and productive change in your life. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families, and veterans who are struggling with many of life's stressors both past and present. My method as a therapist is to be compassionate, straightforward =, supportive, nonjudgmental, and interactional in a way that helps empower you to pursue and uncover your potential

 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, LPC-Intern;

Amanda has been solely an addiction therapist for 15 years and is currently branching out to include other treatment populations, as well. A resident of Grayson County, working in both Elizabethtown and Clarkson offices, Amanda facilitates an IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) and supervises CADC ( Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor) therapists in pursuit of CADC certification. Graduating in May 2021 with a Master's Degree in Counseling and Human Development, Amanda is currently accepting new clients with various treatment needs at both offices.