Our Counselors

Our professional staff group includes:

Jessica Wigginton LCSW

Jessica attended Colorado State University where she received a dual degree in Psychology and Foreign Languages. While in Colorado she obtained her Certified Addictions Counselor II license and worked with impoverished youth in a transition home. Jessica then moved to Kentucky where she attended the University of Kentucky and obtained her Master in Social Work.  After obtaining this degree she went on to direct two different non-profit programs before beginning Danville Counseling in 2016 with the mission to help people heal and live the most meaningful life possible for each individual. Jessica continues to remain engaged in the academic community teaching as an Adjunct at both UK and Campbellsville. She has also obtained specialized training in Trauma becoming trained in EMDR and certified to provide TF-CBT for children. 

 

 

Rebecca Baugh LPCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Timothy Hurtak LCSW

 

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Talitha Fowlkes LCSW

 

Sharon Todd LPCC

 

Sonya Kirkpatrick CSW

Sonya attended Eastern Kentucky University where she received a Bachelor of Social work and later attended the Univerity of Lousiville where she received a Master of Science in Social Work. After graduating, Sonya specialized in working with children and families experiencing hardships due to abuse, neglect, poverty, and substance use.  This passion continued with Sonya working only with children suffering from past trauma while searching for adoptive homes.  During this time, Sonya continued to be an advocate for impoverished Appalachian Americans and volunteered her time to raise awareness of child abuse, neglect, and trauma that affect Kentucky’s youth.  Sonya joined the team at Danville Counseling Center in October 2019 as a Certified Social Worker (CSW) and brought with her a passion for helping people heal from past trauma with individualized and compassionate treatment and support. 

Amy Carpenter CSW

Amy graduated from Campbellsville University Graduate School in 2015 with her Master in Social Work. Amy’s first job was with a counseling practice in Somerset where she served the public and provided them with individual and family therapy. Amy then went on to work for a hospice organization where she severed families in the community with end of life care. Amy then returned to her passion in providing therapy services to the community and has been with Danville Counseling since January 2020. Amy knew from an early age that she had a passion for helping people who are hurting and has been able to provide support to many families in need. Amy works with all populations but has a heart for women with postpartum depression, anxiety, and other related diagnoses. 

 

 

Teresa Salyers, CSW

Teresa is dedicated to providing a safe environment in which clients can discover their strengths while addressing life's difficulties without judgment.  She is an affirming therapist who earned her degrees as a non-traditional student.  Teresa has a BA in Human Services and Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College and her Master of Social Work from Campbellsville University. Teresa is also trained in basic Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART).  Teresa passionately believes everyone could use a safe space to express what they feel; a place where strengths are identified and celebrated in a working alliance to combat anxiety, depression, and trauma responses. 

 

Rachael Abbot LCSW

Rachael believes that counseling offers a unique opportunity for an individual to work on growth and self-awareness. Her therapeutic approach is heavily grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), though she does use a diverse range of treatment interventions to meet each client where they are. She is committed to working with clients on their journey toward self-awareness, independence and confidence, healthier relationships, and all-around better emotional health and well-being. Throughout her journey as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), she has worked with people of all ages who struggle with PTSD, anxiety, depression, OCD, Bipolar I and Bipolar II, and substance use disorders.  Rachael obtained her Master of Social Work from Campbellsville University, Kentucky in 2015 after getting her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 2013.

 

   

Heather Cocanaugher, BSW