Individual and marriage counseling
EFT, EMDR, CBT, Neurofeedback, Brain Mapping
Specializing in biological, psychological, social, spiritual components to mental health
Adam is an advocate for emotional and relational health and walks with his clients with confidence, purpose and compassion. Adam earned his Master’s degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. The range of experience and training environments that have assisted Adam in his professional development include; Trauma and Addiction Centers, State Prisons, Juvenile facilities, High School teaching and Coaching, College coaching, Transformational Coaching, Residential Facilities for disabilities and developmental challenges, church leadership and development, and private practice.
Specialization: Family, Pre-Marital & Marital, Trauma, Infidelity, Sexual Identity issues, Grief, Coaching, Depression and Anxiety
Charlotte, NC, USA
Description of self/services for directory:
I care deeply about my work as a counselor and highly value the families, adolescents, children, and couples I have the privilege to work with. I truly feel called to this work and strive to help every client I see to figure out their best path. Whatever your age, circumstance, background, or struggle, I want you to feel welcomed and at home in your session. It is my ultimate goal to help you achieve the goals you have set for yourself and live a happy and healthy life.
In each session, I will assist you in processing your struggles and celebrating your successes through a client-centered approach and will also provide education and resources as necessary for you to meet your therapeutic goals. I use humor and spiritual guidance when appropriate to build a genuine and lasting client-counselor relationship to provide a comfortable and safe environment in each session.
I have a great deal of experience in working with youth and families, especially in high crisis and high conflict situations. I believe the health of each individual is improved when the health of the family is improved and give every effort to help make this happen. I am passionate about working with couples to prepare for marriage, restore a broken relationship, or to manage conflict and improve the quality of their relationship or marriage. I am certified as a PREPARE-ENRICH facilitator and use experiential activities with couples to assist them in learning vital skills to improve the health of their relationship and grow closer.
I offer a judgment-free zone and a very comfortable, laid-back environment in my sessions. I believe it is extremely important for everyone involved to approach the counseling experience with a genuine spirit and willingness to work and I promise you that as your counselor.
Areas that match your field of specialization (i.e. anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, etc.):
Individuals in eating disorder recovery or struggling with relationship with food through use of Intuitive Eating techniques.
Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
Aggression and Violence
Child and/or Adolescent Issues
Eating and Food Issues
Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
Relationships and Marriage
Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
April Broadwater Pomerlyan, MAEd, LPC earned her B.S. in Kinesiology from Liberty University where she also minored in Spanish and Psychology. As part of her undergraduate experience, she spent a summer in Guatemala with Liberty University Spanish Institute. She earned her MAEd in Clinical Counseling from Malone University. April studied Occupational Therapy at the graduate level before realizing she was called to a different form of therapy. She is now a fully Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of North Carolina. She has experience working with children and adults in both office and school settings.
April is certified in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and has done trauma work with children, teens and adults. She takes an eclectic approach, integrating Person-centered therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Reality Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) concepts. April enjoys integrating humor into her sessions where appropriate. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is most important, and that the therapist partners with the client to solve problems rather than merely giving advice. She strives to create a warm and caring environment, especially for those who are hurting.
April is originally from Ohio and especially loves dogs and goats – and hopes to one day own land with lots of animals.
She sees clients in our main Charlotte location.
Blake completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Elon University and his Master’s degree in Professional Counseling at Liberty University. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. Blake has received advanced training in EMDR, an evidence based therapy for the treatment of trauma and painful memories. He is also a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator and enjoys working with both premarital and marital couples.
Along with offering a caring, safe and nonjudgmental approach, Blake helps his clients learn how to challenge their negative core misbeliefs about themselves, set and achieve attainable and realistic goals, and process the negative and painful memories that hold them back. Blake also counsels from a Christian worldview and integrates Biblical truths as well as prayer.
Blake’s specialties include the treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma and those struggling with addiction. He works primarily with teens, adults and couples.
Blake is married and is active in his church. He enjoys long trail walks with his wife and friends, grilling outdoors, playing tennis and leading Sunday school on the weekends.
Grief and Anger
Description of practice: Adults, Couples
Practice type: Christian Counseling, Corporate Counseling
Insurance accepted (if yes, what companies): Aetna, BCBS
Description of self/services for directory: *Corporate Executives:
Work life balance, rebuilding career damaged relationships, life transitions, perfectionism + workaholic tendencies.
*Marriage Counseling & Blended Families.
*Rebuilding trust after affairs,
*Fathers + couples suffering grief, working through chronic pain or cancer & those who have lost babies
MA, LCMHCS, LMFT,
AAMFT Approved SupervisorHi. I’m Carol and I enjoy helping individuals, couples or families who find themselves struggling in life and relationships. I feel that our working relationship is very important and strive to earn your trust and create a safe place to dive deeper. I love helping people connect the dots from the past to the present and explore their stories using evidence-based models of therapy. I feel strongly that deeper and more holistic approaches to a therapy journey create more fundamental and long-lasting change.Clinical Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Experiential Therapy Training
As a certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapist, I am very passionate about teaching this model of therapy to whomever may benefit from this approach – new therapists, counselors new to this approach, marriage and family therapists, pastors or pastoral counselors. This evidence-based model of therapy proves to be transformative on a deep level – getting to and healing the roots of wounds that may impact you or your clients today. Through a group or workshop setting, I love the power of developing the person of the therapist. Group training offers the opportunity to learn these approaches to therapy and look at your own story for personal growth.
I have a special interest in gently helping you explore the impact of the hard experiences you may have had that impact you today. We will look at all aspects of your life that have shaped you, at your pace and help you heal and find peace and freedom in this journey. This can take place in individual or couples therapy.
Or, you may be interested in getting deep healing through more intensive group therapy. No matter the level of trauma, exploring with others in a group may the right setting for you. If you feel like you are alone in your struggles, a group can be a powerful and supportive environment in which to heal.
Addictive behavior can be a block to living the life you want to live – there is no shame in admitting you may struggle in this area. I love to help people explore addictive patterns and the roots of these that may have come (in part) from adverse childhood experiences. In addition, I welcome helping those who have significant others caught in the web of addiction heal from the wounds this disease creates in relationships.
As a Christian, I am uniquely prepared to integrate your faith into our therapeutic process. Knowing that many have been wounded spiritually or have other spiritual perspectives, I whole-heartedly respect your beliefs and worldview. It is my honor to walk with you, respecting your perspective – this is your journey.
I work with adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a variety of presenting concerns. Overcoming trauma, personal crises, marital crises, addictions such as online porn, media, and gaming, and anxiety, impulse control and emotional regulation are areas of interest to me. Additionally, I am also pursuing Certification in Sex Addiction working with individual, couples, and trauma associated with this. We at Charlotte Counseling Associates also offer groups to provide additional support for long term freedom. As we work together, I meet you where you are and help you get where you want to be.
CHRIS COOK MACC, LPCA
Chris Cook is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. Chris graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary–Charlotte in 2010. He received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Christian Counseling. Prior to joining SureHope ministry counseling, Chris served in a variety of ministry positions. He has over 10 years experience in ministry. Chris began seeing clients in his internship in 2009, and has worked in a variety of mental health environments. These include private practice, agency and addictions settings.
He has worked with a wide variety of clients and difficulties. Chris specializes in the following areas: men/pastors, trauma, couple’s work, and spiritual issues. Chris takes a holistic approach to working with people that values individuals as physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social beings. His background also makes him particularly suited for ministry counseling to work with clergy, church staff, and lay ministers. He assists with whatever problems they may face in a manner that values and utilizes their unique situations. Burn-out prevention and recovery, ministry pressure, isolation and spiritual development are only a few of the issues that this group faces.
Chris is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of South Carolina in Counselor Education and Supervision. Additionally, he is the Associate Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary–Charlotte.
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 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.