Staff

professional-silhouetteMichael Ballard

A founding member of Agape Counseling Services of West Texas, Michael is a licensed professional counselor and an ordained minister. He became interested in counseling while serving as a youth minister in two different churches in the nineties. He received a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in December 2006. Michael works towards integrating the Christian faith with psychological training for a more holistic approach to healing and transformation in the lives of clients.

Areas of expertise are: marriage, men’s Issues, sexual addiction, depression and anxiety, as well as a variety of other issues.

professional-silhouetteK.C. Blackketter

A Christian therapist and founding member of Agape Counseling Services of West Texas. As a licensed professional counselor K.C. has both a master’s degree in counseling and a master of divinity. Beginning as an ordained pastor in the local church, he has over 30 years experience in ministry in both the ordinary and not-so-ordinary challenges of life. A 25-year resident of Midland, he and his wife have five children and two grandchildren.

professional-silhouetteKarl Brewer

Karl has been a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas since 1989. He earned a Doctor of Education degree in counseling with an emphasis in family therapy from Texas A&M University-Commerce. His interest has always been being available to walk alongside of others as they experience trauma in their lives. Over the last five years, this interest has increased into a desire to walk alongside others as they experience grief and loss in crisis situations. These situations have ranged from suicides, car accidents, layoffs, and accidents and deaths related to the oil field.

professional-silhouetteJacqui Chavez

Jacqui holds a master’s degree in Agency Counseling and is licensed through the State of Texas and the State of Arizona. She also holds a National Counseling Certification through the National Board of Certified Counselors. Jacqui has been a therapist for over 25 years and has a wide variety of experience and expertise. Jacqui has a gentle and fun loving nature and has a passion for the empowerment and wellness of others.

Jacqui is comfortable working with couples, families, individual, pre-teen, parenting issues, elder and hospice issues.

professional-silhouetteAnne Killam

A founding member of Agape Counseling Services of West Texas, Anne is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree from the University of North Texas. She has been licensed since 1983 and brings to therapy a variety of life experience as well as an educational background. She is interested in the whole person, mind, body and spirit and brings this perspective to her therapy.

She works with children, adolescents and adults in both individual and family therapy settings. She has special interest in using art in therapy and in working with chronic medical conditions.