Agape Counseling Associates

Wilmington, Jacksonville, Morehead City, NC

Restoring Souls to Health and Peace

Agape Counseling Associates

in Wilmington and Jacksonville NC

Restoring Souls to Health and Peace

Ready for a healthier you?

Agape Counseling Associates is a leading provider for Clinical Christian Counseling.  We are located in Wilmington, Jacksonville and Morehead City, North Carolina. You will find our expertise broad and our counseling staff fully licensed and experts in their fields. The Agape Counseling staff provide therapy for Adults, Individuals, Marriage and Families. We have specialties in counseling for Teens and Children, and those who struggle with Addiction. With a commitment to our Military, we also offer counseling for those unique individuals and their families, including help with PTSD.  Agape Counseling staff members  offer specific therapy for Pastors, their church leadership, as well as  other Professionals.
Our clients are people who struggle with anxiety and depression, marriage difficulties, separation and divorce, families in conflict, communication barriers, how to process grief, loss and trauma, working with aging parents, children with learning challenges, including ADHD, single parenting, raising teenagers, anger management, and  perinatal mood disorders.  Our clients are people just like you.

We would love to help you connect with one of our trained counselors in one of our office locations in Wilmington, Jacksonville or Morehead City.  Learn more about our services- give us a call to speak about the specific ways we can help you.

Let’s start a conversation about you and your journey.

We know that life happens and circumstances shape all of us, our behaviors, our emotions, our being. Sometimes we get derailed. At Agape, we believe that one of our greatest weaknesses lie in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try, even if it’s just one more time.

Counseling Therapy Therapist Wilmington NC

Thrive

A safe place for wives of porn / sex addicts to come together
to not merely survive in this life but to thrive.

Thursdays 7-8pm, 1126 Kellum Loop Rd. Jacksonville
Led by Jacqueline Demarest

Counseling for You and Your Issues

Family

Parenting Strategies
Blended Families
Single Parenting
Social Media for Teens
Military Couples Counseling

Marriage

Communication
Toxic relationships
Intimacy
Affairs
Conflict Resolution
Pre Marriage Counseling
Pornography/Internet Addiction
Divorce and Separation

Children and Teens

Bullying
ADHD Management
Social Media
Self esteem
Self Harm

Addictions

Eating Disorders
Substance Abuse
Sexual/Pornography
Internet Addiction

Individual

Depression and Anxiety
Self Esteem
Stress Management
Anger management
Codependency
Self Harm
Trauma
Work Life Balance
Boundaries in Relationships
OCD
Life Transitions and the Aging
Pornography Addictions
Social Media
College Students
Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Mood Disorder in Women
PTSD
Counseling for Military
Military Families

Troy Peverall

LPCS, LCAS, CCS

Angela Keith

LPC, LCAS, CMCC

Carolyn Hewett

MSW, LCSW

Charles Barden

MA, LPC-A

Jacqueline Demarest

MA, LPC, LCAS

Lauren Hill

MS, LPCA, LCAS, NCC

Tara Belt

MA, LPCA, NCC

Jennifer Lilly

MS, LPCA, NCC

Meghan Richardson

LPCA, LCAS-A, NCC, M.S. Counselor Ed.

Wendy Laursen

MA, LPCC, LCAS

Our Newest Group for Teens: Girl Talk

We are so excited to introduce our new group, “Girl Talk”, a new group for adolescent girls (ages 13-17). This group will cover topics such as: Emotion Regulation, Forming Healthy Relationships, Improving Body Image and Self-Confidence, Fostering Positive Self-Worth, and Responsible Social Media Use.

From our blog . . .

Parent Network Podcast 22 – Troy Peverall

Episode 22 of The Parent Network Podcast at Port City Community Church in Wilmington, NC (PC3) is a continuation of a conversation with Troy Peverall of Agape Counseling Associates.  Troy shares how to parent in the midst of difficult marriage relationships and how to...

Parent Network Podcast 21 – Troy Peverall

The Parent Network Podcast at Port City Community Church in Wilmington, NC (PC3) Troy Peverall of Agape Counseling Associates talks about how to strengthen our marriage and we get some overall great parenting advice. It's part one of two and its great!

Lauren Hill in the New York Times about Eating Disorders

Photo Credit: Eamon Queeney for The New York Times Agape is proud to share that Lauren Hill was featured by the New York Times.  The article, "To Treat Easting Disorders, it Sometimes Takes Two" was published in November, 2018.  In the feature, Lauren and her husband...

Lonely

Thirty women assembled for the first meeting of small group I was helping facilitate; the crowd was comprised of singles, wives, and moms, ages 25-55, of various backgrounds.  Before each person was a sticky note and a pen.  We instructed the women to...

#offthecouch

When asked to picture a typical counseling session most envision a counselor sitting in their office chair, while the client lies on a couch, and discusses various topics with counselor.  Did you know there is a movement called #offthecouch?  This funny...

What Does Agape Mean?

So, what’s in a name? Agape is a Greek word meaning unconditional love. This is the foundation that we as Clinical Christian Counselors begin with you. Unconditional means that you and your issues are safe here. While we are rooted by our faith, all are welcome, those without a particular faith and those who share ours.

Office Locations in Wilmington and Jacksonville

Wilmington Office

3806 Peachtree Ave., Unit 210
Wilmington, NC 28403

Jacksonville Office

1126 Kellum Loop Rd.
Jacksonville, NC 28546

Morehead City Office

207 North 35th St. Suite A
Morehead City, NC 28557

Supervision and Pastoral Care

Supervision

Clinical Supervision for NC State Licenses
LPC LPCS, LCAS,CCS

Pastoral Leadership and Professional Care

Therapy for Pastors
Therapy for Church Leadership Counseling
Telehealth for Missionaries