Richard Petch, MS



  • Children and Adolescents

  • Parenting

  • Family counseling

  • Marriage and premarital counseling, prepare/enrich certified.

  • Spiritual concerns

  • Life transitions

  • Depression/anxiety

  • Work/school difficulties

  • Men’s issues

Richard is a counselor in supervision and is pursuing licensure, he is also the assistant clinical director of Ebenezer Counseling Services. Richard has been working in the mental health field since 1984 in both counseling and administrative roles. He and his family moved to Knoxville in 1994. Richard and his wife, Elaine, have been married since 1988 and have two children in college and high school.

The Lord has uniquely prepared Richard through his years of counseling and the life experiences of marriage, raising children, and walking through the aging and dying process of his parents and in-laws. He has worked with a wide spectrum of clients including children, adolescents, families and adults.

Richard has particular interest in working with men with life/career issues and desires to see married men become the husbands and fathers God intended them to be. In addition, he is passionate about helping to bring about unity and peace within marriages and families.

A strong belief of Richard’s is that the truth of God’s word is necessary for battling the misbeliefs that we often cling to. He recognizes that total reliance (dependence) upon the Lord is necessary in facing life’s struggles.

Richard attained a Bachelor’s degree from Evangel College with a double major in Biblical Studies and Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Tennessee. He also has coursework through Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Liberty University.