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Troy Peverall LPCS, LCAS, CCS

Troy is the founder of Agape Counseling Associates, Inc. Although his career began with extensive work in inpatient hospital care in the field of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency with adults and children, his desire and concentrated focus began to include work with marriage and family believing that building strong relational foundations is vital to successful living.  Troy is passionate about helping those who struggle with pornography and its effects on their lives and relationships, helping them to find restoration through the counseling process. At the heart of his approach lies a core belief that every individual is meant for a relationship with their Creator and therefore finds meaning and purpose in life. His theoretical approach to counseling is to integrate faith with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and principles to help initiate the restorative process for change and healing. Troy is recognized by the North Carolina Board for Licensed Professional Counselors and the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practide Board to provide Clinical Supervision for candidates pursuing state licensure. He also serves as an adjunct professor for the Department of Psychology at Mt Olive University, and enjoys traveling and presenting to state organizations and conferences.

Send Troy an email troypeverall@gmail.com 

Carolyn Hewett, MSW,LCSW

Carolyn Hewett has experience treating children and adolescents recovering from trauma and abuse, providing guidance and support to parents and families, and offering behavioral modification systems that enhance success in relationships. Carolyn also offers therapeutic mediation and counseling sessions in an effort to strengthen marriages and save broken families.She began a career of advocacy as an Exceptional Children’s teacher in the North Carolina public school system. She received her Master’s in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and provided in home and community supports to persons with developmental disabilities and mental illness. She then went on to become the lead clinician of the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility for adolescents with severe mental illness at Brynn Marr Hospital in Jacksonville, North Carolina. After several years, she accepted promotion to become the Director of Social Services at Brynn Marr, providing management and oversight of the psychiatric acute care unit.  Carolyn has more recently served as a clinician for Access Academy day treatment program in Wilmington, supporting adolescents and teens with greater educational and emotional needs in the school environment. She has served as a leader in her church community as a Small Group leader and guest services host. She has knowledge and training in Biblical Counseling, Motivational Interviewing, and other strength-based, solution focused modalities.

You may contact Carolyn at kairostherapyservices@gmail.com

Christopher Ostrander, MA, LPCA

Chris earned his Bachelors in Psychology, and Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling, and is currently in pursuit of his PhD in Counseling. Chris is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina. Chris has experience in trauma counseling, depression, anxiety, anger management, men’s issues, spiritual issues, adolescent counseling, substance abuse, addictions and premarital/marital counseling. Chris is passionate in helping men become the leaders they desire to be and work through the baggage that holds them back from reaching their goals. Chris and his wife Melissa share a common passion for marriages to succeed and provide co-therapy to couples desiring counseling from another couple. They also teach pre-marital classes and hold marriage enrichment seminars to educate couples on what it takes to succeed in marriage.

Send Chris and e-mail to ChrisOcounseling@gmail.com

Melissa Ostrander, MA, LPCA

Melissa is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who has her Bachelors in Psychology, Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling, and is pursuing her PhD in Counseling. Melissa is passionate about helping people and has experience in counseling those struggling with depression, anxiety, anger management, marital issues, spiritual direction, and life transitions. Melissa also provides pre-marital counseling and marriage enrichment counseling to couples committed to marriage success. Together, Melissa and her husband Chris are passionate in helping relationships succeed and educating couples in what makes marriages last. They offer co-therapy together to couples desiring counseling and mentoring from another couple. They also teach pre-marital classes and marriage enrichment seminars.

Send Melissa an e-mail to MelissaOcounseling@gmail.com

Garlande Powell, MSW, LCSW, LCAS

Garlande Powell has her Masters in Social Work, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), and a Licensed Chemical Addictions Specialist (LCAS). Garlande began her social work career at the Girls and Boys Homes of North Carolina as an alternate teaching parent. During her time there, a desire to reach into the lives of children and adolescents, who have been profoundly impacted by their circumstances grew into her heart. After completing her licensure, she is returning to the Boys and Girls Home to provide hope, support, and direction for the youth as they grow into adults. Garlande has a diverse background in the field of social work and over 15 years of practice in the local area. Besides her experience in group homes with youth, she has worked in the geriatrics field, with developmentally disabled adults and children, those living with mental
illness, and most recently those struggling with substance abuse issues. Garlande’s areas of expertise in counseling are with those suffering from depression, anxiety, anger management, parenting issues, and substance abuse. Garlande feels called to this work and has a passion for helping others enhance their lives and reach their life’s calling

Send Garlande an email: garlande@agape-counseling.org

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