Meet Our Counselors
Tony Gore, LCSW
Tony Gore is both an ordained pastor and counselor. His clinical training is as a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW# 3354). He has been working with families and individuals as a counselor for over fourteen years.
For the last seven years, Tony served as the Care Pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY, overseeing the pastoral and counseling ministries.
Tony is married to his wife, Rhonda, of twenty years, and together they have three children. Tony is a graduate of Cincinnati Christian University and the University of Louisville.
Rachel Heyne, LMFT
Rachel Heyne is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#166563). She has worked with individuals, couples, and families for the past 5 years in private practice, as well as serving as the Child/Adolescent Therapist at Southeast Professional Counseling for 3 years. She works with clients of all ages but has a heart for working with teen girls and their families.
Rachel and her husband Tim have been married since 2006. Rachel graduated from Campbellsville University with a Masters of Science in Counseling, with a focus in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Brian Woodring, LMFT
Brian is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#105534). He has over 14 years of experience working in the mental health field. He works with men and women ages 18 and older. Brian primarily works with police officers, veterans, and their spouses. He focuses on dealing with the normal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual symptoms of Acute and Post Traumatic Stress. He is Fully Trained in EMDR I & II as well as Critical Incident Stress Management and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.
Brian is married to his wife, Laura, of 13 years, and together they have two children and a therapy dog. Brian is a graduate of Bellarmine University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Channing Knighton, MFT Associate
Channing Knighton is a Marriage & Family Therapist Associate (#171499). She has worked with adults, teens, children, couples and families in nonprofit, ministry and private practice settings for over 10 years. She received her Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy from Campbellsville University and is a certified Prepare and Enrich facilitator.
Channing counsels with clients from a variety of backgrounds from a holistic perspective. She is an adoptive parent and has worked with foster and adoptive families in various capacities over the years and incorporates a trauma-informed, attachment focused perspective into her counseling work.
Rhonda Gore, MFT
Rhonda Gore has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is currently working as a Life Coach with Freedom Counseling. As a Pastor’s wife and mother of three children, Rhonda loves working with women who are seeking to understand and clarify their identity in Christ. Other areas of focus include helping women moving through life transitions including empty-nesters, those who are caring for elderly parents and families who are considering adoption. She has been working in the adoption field for the past 14 years.
Rhonda received her Master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Her studies over the last few years have been in spiritual guidance and life coaching.
Julie Etherton, LMFT
Julie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters degree from Campbellsville University. She earned her bachelors degree in Christian Counseling from Boyce College and has over 15 years experience in the mental health field. She has served in the past as a mentor and group facilitator before earning her degree. She generally works with ladies who are struggling with traumatic experiences, depression, anxiety, marital issues, self worth issues, or just wanting more out of life but are stumped on how to get there.
Her approach is the whole person: emotional, physical, social, environmental, mental and spiritual. She takes Anthem, Humana, Cigna and Aetna insurances.
Brent Colwick, LPCC
Brent works as a Masters level clinical counselor primarily with children, young adults and families seeking counseling in a private practice setting. Brent does not work alone - his partner is Coach, a certified/registered therapy dog. (Accommodations can be made for patients with allergies.) Brent sees clients with issues of: depression, divorce recovery, grief and loss counseling, life transitions, adoption and attachment, mood disorders, relationship problems, self esteem issues, sexual identity, pornography, anxiety and spiritual concerns. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, licensed by the state of KY and has been practicing since 1999. Brent’s practice, Counseling 101; which is located in LaGrange, KY, has partnered with Freedom Counseling Services part time in order to provide services for the Louisville area.