Meet Our Caring Staff

duncanKerry P. Duncan, D.Min., is the Interim Executive Director of Covenant Counseling & Family Resource Center. Kerry attended the University of Wisconsin and earned his B.A. degree at the University of Georgia.  He did graduate training at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, where he earned M.Div., Th.M., and D.Min. degrees.  A Fellow with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Kerry specializes in psychotherapy designed to help clients find the best in themselves, which they can use to overcome obstacles in their relationships with themselves, others, and God. Kerry is an ordained Minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Contact Kerry: (770) 985-0837 ext. 14,


Denesha Chambers is a Licensed Professional Counselor and staff therapist at Covenant Counseling. She obtained a B.S. degree in Business Administration at Florida A&M University, as well as, a M.S. degree in Community Counseling from Mercer Atlanta University. With more than 10 years of experience, Denesha has worked with various populations providing core services, college counseling and career development, juvenile offender mental health services, inpatient hospital assessments and crisis counseling. Through her mental health and community outreach services, she demonstrates a strong belief in the importance of mental health being a priority in achieving a healthy life. She has a passion for helping people live a life they love and thus thrive, not just survive. She is able to help individuals, families, and couples with varying mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, adolescent issues, anger management and relationship/marital therapy. She is certified as both an Anger Management Specialist and Prepare-Enrich facilitator. Contact Denesha: (770) 985-0837 ext. 17,

keynia Keynia Hardley is a Resident Therapist in supervision, who received her Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University with a double minor in Journalism and Marketing; Special Education Certification from The University of Georgia and Masters of Art in Marriage & Family Therapy from Northcentral University. At Covenant Counseling, Keynia provides therapeutic support to individuals, couples, and families. Keynia’s background includes over 13 years as a special education teacher, over 16 years of marriage and 6 children. Keynia works closely with families of special needs children (Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, Emotional Behavior Disorder etc) to develop skills in order to manage the challenges as well as live an overall improved quality of life. She helps couples experience greater connection, intimacy, communication and relationships. Keynia, facilitates workshops and trainings geared toward improving the ways and means individuals, couples and families interact with one another with the goal of enhancing their overall way of life.  Keynia has served as a youth leader through the years in several capacities further impacting the lives of families.  Previously, along with her husband, she co-hosted the radio show, The Parenting Handbook Live, that aired bi-weekly on iCandy Radio, WICR 92.9FM, Goldsboro, NC.  Keynia believes her purpose in life is to help bring health and wholeness to individuals, couples, and families through theraputic sessions. Contact Keynia: (770) 985-0837 ext 20,

Margie Peden, MA, CLC, is a licensed Associate Professional Counselor and Certified Life Coach. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Kennesaw State University and a Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  Margie received her certification as a Life Coach from the American Associate of Christian Counselors.   Margie provides therapeutic counseling to individuals, couples and families, specializing in adolescent and parenting dynamics.  Margie has a holistic approach that provides guidance toward exploring a deeper self-awareness of body, mind and spirit, while helping build and strengthen the tools necessary to persevere through obstacles and trials that often develop into self-doubt, personal suffering, and painful relational conflicts in life.  She enjoys guiding people through the exploration of their personal stories to help them reach a place of healing, renewed self-awareness, and personal empowerment on a journey toward obtaining inner peace and hope. She is currently accepting new clients on a private pay sliding fee basis. Contact Margie: (770) 985-0837 ext 24,

Jenise Rivera is a Counselor in training at Covenant Counseling. She earned an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration from Georgia Perimeter College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and minor in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. She is currently in the process of earning her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University. Jenise is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia. She has a passion for serving others as well as her community. She has served with the Atlanta Mission, North Georgia Food Co-op, Atlanta Food Bank and several other community service providers. Jenise has also served as a leader in adult and middle school ministries at her church. Jenise currently works with children, individuals coping with anxiety, and couples. Contact Jenise: (770) 985-0837 ext 22,