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.
MA, LCMHC, LCAS, CMCC (Wilmington & Telehealth)
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.
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.
MSW, LCSW (Wilmington & Telehealth)
Lori is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 27 years of experience helping youth, adults, and families navigate to a place of peace and thrive from daily struggles to life-altering traumatic experiences. Her focus is to use clinical techniques and Christian-based values to help people find comfort for their souls and skills to flourish again. Lori provides patience and compassion in a space that encourages vulnerability and connection with their true self under current life challenges. Lori has a sweet spot for children, teenagers, and families struggling with behavior management, impulse control, anxiety, depression, psychosis, high-risk behaviors (suicidal, self-harm, harm to others), and complex trauma experiences. Lori has worked in the areas of foster care, adoption, juvenile justice, day treatment, residential treatment, and acute hospitalizations. For youth and adults alike, Lori wants to meet you where you are and provide a peaceful place to process difficult experiences.
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.
Professional Counselor Intern (Wilmington & Telehealth)
Noah is currently a Graduate-Level Intern who is working towards Licensure as an LCMHC. His passion is rooted in helping people to become the best version of themselves that they can possibly be through gaining self-awareness, making necessary changes, and processing both past traumas and future aspirations. Noah has always had a special place in his heart for marriage and couples and hopes to make a large impact as a counselor in that population. He is willing to work with anyone who is ready to embark on a journey of enlightenment and growth in order to reach their goals and accomplish their dreams for their life.
LCSWA (Jacksonville & Telehealth)
Ward is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) as well as ordained and on staff at his local church. He is dedicated to creating a safe place where people can work on their personal goals in therapy from a clinical perspective while incorporating their faith and what matters most to them. Ward is dedicated to bringing a joyful upbeat personality to the table that helps clients connect and feel at ease. His passion extends to helping individuals and couples apply biblical principles through a clinical lens to address topics such as anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and relational struggles. He believes as people we are comprised of a body, soul, and spirit which are all interrelated, and desires to address situations from a holistic perspective. He is intentional about walking with people as they process and explore the details of their life in a non-judgmental environment and genuinely enjoys helping others navigate hard seasons with hope for a better tomorrow.
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