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
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
Charlotte, NC, USA
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
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.
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.
Cynthia Morris MACC, LPCA
My name is Cynthia Morris. I specialize in stories of harm, childhood trauma and the impact it has had on your heart and how you relate to yourself and others. Together, we can explore in honor and kindness. I have had the privilege of working with a culturally diverse group of people and enjoy working with men, women, families of teens, and groups to address issues such as:
childhood sexual abuse
emotional abuse and neglect
depression and anxiety
fear and anger
shame and sadness
grief and loss
overwhelmed with emotion
numb to emotion
past or current hurts
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. My clinical experience comes from a residential women’s addiction facility and Carolina’s Healthcare System. The people I had the privilege to work with were entrenched in stories of past and present trauma, abuse, and harm. To prepare further for working with trauma, I completed a four week specialized training in Trauma Focused Narrative Therapy at The Allender Center in Seattle. This work is experiential and integrates your mind with memories of the trauma, abuse or harm that is stored in your body. The result of this is increased freedom for living. I also integrate DBT skills training to help soothe you in your body and mind while learning effective relationship skills.
Ultimately, there is always hope! Are you willing to do battle with what has broken your heart? Reaching out to a counselor may seem daunting. Dig deep, courage is there! I welcome your questions and the opportunity to learn your story. My hope is that the work we do together enables you to embrace pain in a way that increases your capacity for true joy, live with more freedom, enjoy deeper relationships, and leave your unique and beautiful mark on the world.
Description of self/services for directory
I am a biblical counselor and social worker with 25 years of experience of stepping into the very difficult and sacred spaces of those I am privileged to serve. I believe that God’s Word is active and relevant to the various ways people suffer, struggle, and cope with the difficulties of life and relationships. I love talking with people about what really matters, their values, their hopes, and those most important to them.
Areas of my experience include: family and relationship counseling, marital, parenting, life transitions, spiritual crises, aging, grief and loss, chronic and terminal illness, caregiving stress, and coping with suffering.
Areas that match your field of specialization:
Aging; Caregiving; Stress; Chronic Illness; Coping; Family Counseling; Grief; Life Transitions; Marriage; Parenting; Spiritual Crisis
Morganton, NC 28655
Hello, my name is Debra Martin. I specialize in Child-Centered Play Therapy. As a play therapist, I work with children and adolescents experiencing anxiety, depression, and behavioral concerns. These issues can be related to life stressors, such as family adjustments, trauma, ADD/ADHD symptoms, and developmental life stages. I have worked extensively with children and adolescents in individual therapy as well as working with parents and teachers to find solutions to behavioral concerns at school and in the home.
Additionally, I have significant experience counseling women of all ages.
I utilize a Person-Centered approach to counseling while integrating modalities based on clients needs. Navigating life can be emotionally exhausting.. It is an honor for you and/or your child to consider me joining you in this journey of life and emotional healing
Graduate from Liberty University with an M.A,. in Licensed Professional Counseling
Graduate UNC-Charlotte in Psychology and a minor in Social Work
Gottman Level I Certification
Receiving supervision towards certification as Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
As a counselor, I find great joy in helping others find joy, meaning, and hope amid life challenges. I provide counseling for depression, anxiety, trauma, and relationship difficulties. I take time to listen to your story and get to know you as a person, so I can best understand you and your goals that you want to achieve in counseling. I hold MA in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and PhD in Counseling from UNC at Charlotte. Additionally, I am trained in marriage counseling, pre-marital counseling, substance abuse counseling, career counseling and trauma counseling. My approach to marriage counseling and pre-marital counseling is based on proven counseling interventions from Gottman Method to Couples Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Prepare-Enrich. In individual counseling for depression and anxiety, I provide a safe place and a non-judgmental attitude to help my clients develop courage and skills to connect with others, discover their value and worth, replace negative beliefs with truths, and overcome their fears. I utilize my training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to help those that experienced traumatic events in their past to gain control over the intrusive thoughts and distressing memories and find relief from post-traumatic symptoms. I integrate Biblical principles with sound psychological insights for those who want to incorporate their Christian faith and practices into their healing process. I offer free 15 minutes initial phone consultations as a way of introducing myself and evaluating my ability to help you. Please, call 704-849-0144 or email me at galina.olivera-c[email protected] to schedule an appointment or a consultation.
Areas that match your field of specialization (i.e. anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, etc.):
Supervision for LPCAs
Jim Katsoudas MACC, LPCA
Thank you for considering me as your counselor. I consider is an honor when my clients share their life with me and allow me to enter into the areas of their life that they find difficult. As a Surehope counselor I believe in creating an atmosphere that is conducive for healing. A safe and friendly place where my clients feel free to honestly express themselves, and work through the problems they face.
I specialize in working with men and the many issues they may face, such as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, career and job changes, pornography, sexual addiction, sexual identity issues and problematic sexual behaviors. I also specialize in counseling male teen, ages 14 -18.
In addition, I enjoy counseling women who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and relationship problems. I enjoy counseling couples for premarital counseling and couples for marital counseling. Lastly, I also provide career counseling, helping clients find direction for their vocations in life. As a Christian Counselor, I am available to assist people spiritually and theologically with problems and questions they may have about their spiritual life and the Christian Faith.
I earned my Masters in Christian Counseling degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. My undergraduate work was done at Columbia International University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Bible and Church Ministries.
During my Master’s program, I had an opportunity to work with geriatric population in an assisted living facility, and as an intern in a wellness center providing counseling to individuals, couples, families and adolescents. Prior to becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor I worked for fourteen years as a Pastoral Counselor for a nonprofit organization and working extensively with men dealing with problematic sexual behaviors and relational problems.
As a counselor I employ an eclectic approach in counseling using a variety of methods and modalities such as Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Experiential Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. I am also a Certified Prepare & Enrich Facilitator. These are well-established and researched methods of counseling that are widely respected as being effective. As a Christian Counselor I believe in a holistic approach of understanding human life, and offering a compassionate approach to understanding ourselves spiritually.
I am married to my best friend, my wife Teri and she and I are “proudly owned” by our feline Gracie.