Agape Christian Counseling is beginning to open our offices on a limited basis beginning 5/18/2020.  Clients who come in to the office are asked to maintain social distancing and also to wear a mask while in the office.  We are also pleased to be able to offer video/phone sessions to our clients for those who prefer meeting virtually.

We look forward to seeing, serving, and helping you!


Crown Centre Drive Office

Galina Olivera-Celdran, PhD, LCMHCS
Galina Olivera-Celdran, PhD, LCMHCSExecutive 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, LCMHC, NCC
Blake Clemmons, MA, LCMHC, NCCTherapist
Blake is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health 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, LCMHCA
Chudney Drew, MA, LCMHCATherapist
Chudney welcomes walking with you in your counseling journey! She is passionate about bringing growth and healing to clients to live with intention and authentically empowered to continually learn about themselves, challenge negative beliefs, and sort through emotional baggage. Chudney holds a Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Baruch College. She serves adolescents/teens, young adults, adults, couples, and families in our main office.
Zoi Saliga, MEd, LMFT
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.

Huntersville Office

Myers Park Office

Crystal Murphy, MA, LCMHCA
Crystal Murphy, MA, LCMHCATherapist
Crystal has obtained her Masters of Arts in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She is also a certified lay counselor. She serves clients in our Huntersville office. Crystal enjoys working with women, teens, and blended families as well as pre-married and early married couples.
Latasha Baydar, MA, LMFTA
Latasha Baydar, MA, LMFTATherapist
Latasha Baydar, MA is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in North Carolina. She received her Master of Arts in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Latasha enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families from various backgrounds and cultures. She believes that everyone deserves to be seen and heard, without the fear of judgment that vulnerability can bring. Latasha is passionate about partnering with her clients on their journey of change. Latasha serves clients at our Huntersville office.
Abigail Squires, MS, LCMHCA
Abigail Squires, MS, LCMHCATherapist
Abigail is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health 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 primarily in our Myers Park office.
Charlie Marquardt, MEd, MA, LCMHCA
Charlie Marquardt, MEd, MA, LCMHCATherapist
Charlie is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health 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 serves clients in our Myers Park Office. Charlie has a passion for helping children, adults and families heal and grow.

Counseling Intern

Ashley Bonomo
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.

Agapé could not function without our wonderful support staff.  To learn more, visit the support staff page!