Galina Olivera-Celdran, PhD, LPC-SExecutive Director and Therapist
Galina has over 10 years of experience in providing individual, marriage, and pre-marital counseling. She holds a PhD in Counseling from UNC at Charlotte and an MA in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Her desire is to support and equip her clients, so that they can build satisfying relationships and experience life that is full of love, joy, peace, and hope.
Blake Clemmons, MA, LPC, NCCTherapist
Blake is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor. He obtained his Masters in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and has multiple years of counseling experience working with couples, adults and teens. Blake’s approach is hopeful and positive. He is passionate about building stronger families and marriages and helping those struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma and stress.
Zoi Saliga, MEd, LMFTTherapist
Zoi is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has over 20 years of experience in counseling individuals and couples. She has been with Agape since 2007 and serves clients in both the main office and in the Huntersville office.
Myers Park Office
Chudney Drew, MA, LPC-ATherapist
Chudney is passionate about bringing growth, healing, and empowerment to clients. Chudney completed her Masters in Mental Health Counseling at Baruch College and is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. She serves adolescents, young adults, adults, and families in our Huntersville office.
Misty Lawrence, MMFT, LMFT, LPCTherapist
Misty is both a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. She serves clients in our Huntersville office and has a heart toward serving others in major life transitions. She has a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University as well as a BA in Bible and Theology from Asbury University.
April Broadwater Pomerlyan, MAEd, LPCTherapist
April earned her MAEd from Malone University and a B.S. in Kinesiology from Liberty University. She is certified in Trauma-focused Cogntive Behavorial Therapy (CBT) and works with children (8+), adolescents and adults. She believes in partnering with clients to solve problems rather than merely giving advice.
Abigail Squires, MS, LPC-ATherapist
Abigail is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who received her Master of Science degree in Art Therapy and Counseling from Springfield College in Massachusetts. She is passionate about using Art Therapy as a mode of psychotherapy, promoting expression, growth, healing, and change. She serves children (3+), adolescents, and adults in our Myers Park office.
Victoria MataClinical Intern
Victoria is serving as our counseling intern for the summer of 2019, and in process of completing her Masters in Christian Counseling at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (GCTS). Her passion is to support and empower individuals in their journeys in healing and growth. She has worked with adults and adolescents, and has had the unique experience of working with incarcerated individuals as well.
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