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.
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 both in our main office and our Huntersville office.
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.
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
Crystal Murphy, MA, LPCATherapist
Crystal has obtained her Masters of Arts in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She is also a certified lay counselor. She will be serving clients in our Huntersville office. Crystal enjoys working with women, teens, and blended families as well as pre-married and early married couples.
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.
Charlie Marquardt, MEd, MA, LPCATherapist
Charlie is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who received her Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health as well as a Masters of Education from University of North Carolina, Charlotte. She will be serving clients in our Myers Park Office. Charlie has a passion for helping children, adults and families heal and grow.
Ashley BonomoClinical Intern
Ashley Bonomo is in the process of completing her Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling at Colorado Christian University. She is passionate about helping and supporting adolescents and adults in healing and becoming their best self. She will begin seeing clients in January, 2020
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