Our Counselors in Wilmington, Jacksonville, and Shallotte, NC
The counselors and therapists at Agape Counseling are here to help you. Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, or you just feel a little off – our licensed counselors want the best for you. You can schedule an appointment for any of our locations in Wilmington, Jacksonville, or Morehead City, NC, or using our Telehealth service no matter your location. You are important, and we’re here to help.
LPCS, LCAS, CCS (Wilmington & Telehealth)
Troy is dedicated to Excellent Marriage Health! His passion to help married couples find intimacy and success towards better communication; and his fight against men’s sexual addiction and pornography addiction makes Troy a true warrior! His practice is founded on the belief that true health and restoration can be found by anyone who is willing to work hard and stay dedicated. Troy is a requested seminar presenter on Pornography Addiction Awareness as well as a North Carolina Licensed Supervisor for new graduates entering the field.
MS, LMFTA (Shallotte & Telehealth)
Barb is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (LMFTA) who is passionate about equipping others with the tools they need to live their best life! In today’s world, life often feels chaotic and relationships can be challenging: it can be reassuring to know that you don’t have to face difficult situations alone. With a heart for supporting marriages and strengthening families, Barb offers solution-focused strategies to manage life transitions (i.e., marital stress, parenting challenges, career changes, divorce, loss of a loved one), as well as mindfulness and CBT techniques to overcome emotional/behavioral issues, such as Anxiety, Depression, or OCD
Each person has a unique set of strengths and abilities. Barb is committed to helping you tap those resources to improve communication, heal trauma, restore wellness, and enhance your relationships.
LCMHC (Jacksonville & Telehealth)
Christina is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, who believes that real and lasting change is possible through the therapeutic relationship that is built on non-judgemental, empathy, and unconditional positive regard for all people. Christina’s heart is to help people who feel stuck, find freedom from unhealthy thought patterns, and to assist in finding solutions. Her experience with a myriad of patient populations, includes teens and children who have been hospitalized, in residential and long-term care facilities, adults with dual diagnosis, and some work with eating disorders as it relates to trauma. She has a specific desire to work with anxiety disorders.
LCSWA (Jacksonville & Telehealth)
Claire is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate who is passionate about ensuring her clients feel seen, heard, and cared for within the therapeutic relationship. With a trauma-informed, person-centered perspective, Claire strives to help clients gain insight to and healing from their traumatic life experiences, not only by addressing negative thoughts but also by incorporating the body and spirit. She is intentional about creating a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment for clients to work through life’s challenges, crises, and transitions. In addition to trauma, Claire has experience helping with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, managing anger, issues of self-worth, and relational conflicts, as well as supporting youth in the foster care system.
Jessica (Williams) Duncan
MSW, LCSWA (Jacksonville & Telehealth)
Jessica comes from a person-centered approach and is solutions focused. Jessica uses a variety of therapy models and techniques determined by each person’s needs and treatment goals. She emphasizes the importance of transparency, communication, and conflict resolution when working to restore family bonds. Jessica’s joy comes from seeing individuals and families restored to peace and purpose by healing and growing into the overcomer we were all created to be.
LCMHC (Shallotte & Telehealth)
“Owning our story can be hard, but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” Brene Brown
You have a story, uniquely your own. Inviting someone to know, share and explore your story in order to illuminate truths both wonderful and difficult is the courageous work of therapy. My goal is encouragement, growth, and freedom for you, attending to the light within you. As God is the creator of light and promises to be with us in times of darkness, my presence with you in the therapy room is inspired and informed by this truth.
LMHC, LPC, LPCC, LCMHCA (Wilmington & Telehealth)
Are you feeling stuck, depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed? So many times people face these challenges and don’t know where to turn. Meagan offers a comfortable, supportive, understanding, zero judgment environment to help you work through the challenge, changes, hardships, transitions, and crises that you are facing. Meagan can help with co-dependent relationships, premarital counseling, couple’s communication, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, rape, abortion, and family issues. Meagan uses a Christian counseling approach to help blend the spiritual elements with professional mental health counseling.
Kyle Van Zandt
Leadership Coach, Executive Coach, Next Steps Coach (Wilmington & Virtual)
BA / MA
One of Kyle’s greatest passions is helping others thrive in their arena, their sphere of influence. As an experienced entrepreneurial leader in the business, non-profit, and political spaces, he has learned that people are often lonely and discouraged in their workplace. That is why he enters their arena with them, provides them with courage and resources, and helps them gain and maintain the right perspective. Time with Kyle results in long-lasting personal and professional success while leaving clients encouraged and energized.
Counseling for You and Your Issues
Social Media for Teens
Military Couples Counseling
Pre Marriage Counseling
Divorce and Separation
Children and Teens
Depression and Anxiety
Work Life Balance
Boundaries in Relationships
Life Transitions and the Aging
Postpartum Depression and Perinatal Mood Disorder in Women
Counseling for Military