Chudney Drew, MA, LPCA
Oftentimes, attempting to disown our difficult stories to appear more whole or more acceptable, depends on the integration of all of our experiences, including the falls. Practicing authenticity in times of adversity allows you to learn to face fears and doubts, to be able to reach deeply within yourself to find out what makes your heart sing, your spirit soar, and your soul at peace. My great passion is bringing growth, healing, and empowerment to clients to live authentically in which you are continually learning about yourself, challenging old beliefs, and sorting through your baggage. It is my joy as a counselor to walk with people in their journey to change and to tap into the unlimited potential of their own healing wisdom.
I am excited to be a part of Agapé Christian Counseling serving clients in both the main office as well as our Huntersville office!
Chudney spent the first half of her career as a finance analyst/consultant in banking and finance for almost 11 years and took the leap of faith to pursue a passion for not only being of service to something bigger than myself, but her profound belief in the healing power of therapy. “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” (John 16:13, ESV).
She began her professional work in private practice as a Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist in an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) providing individual and group therapy to adolescents, young adults, and adults. Chudney has a great deal of experience helping young adults struggling with the transition to adulthood, college students with concerns related to substance abuse, anxiety, depression, grief, and self-esteem, and adolescents coping with adolescent issues, such as bullying. She helps them rebuild their self-esteem and teach new, constructive thought patterns to help them succeed in the present and plan for the future. Chudney also has experience working with women struggling with work-life balance and in all stages of motherhood.
Happily married to Rick, they are the proud parents of two beautiful kids, who keep their minds sharp and spirits free. She enjoys visiting new restaurants eating culinary delights, reading, attending Monthly Book Club, traveling, hosting family and friends in their home, and volunteering.