About John Nerswick
Life continues to provide life-affirming lessons, which I share with others, with emphasis on igniting the inner awareness and strength of individuals and families. My evolving understanding of life-giving perspectives and practices has involved countless interactions, including teaching graduate students preparing for careers as licensed professional counselors or marriage and family therapists. Currently, I work with children with emotional or behavioral disorders. As a licensed marriage and family therapist and board approved supervisor in Kentucky, I emphasize the value of emotions in therapy, based on Emotion Focused Therapy. For over 25 years, I have responded to individuals’ need for difference, including coordinating services for people with developmental disabilities and advocating for them in medical or behavior health crisis. My doctoral work culminated with a dissertation on communication between individuals with development disabilities and their direct support professionals. Prior to that, I attended Nova-Southeastern University and completed a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a clinical specialization in Family Systems Health Care. My undergraduate degree in Bible is from Harding University.
Christian in background, I am as devoted to these precepts as I am to any spiritual idea I have verified through my words and actions – a test I will ask you to apply to anything you hear me say. Over the years, I have come to realize I share the basic desire of many family members to reduce suffering. I am committed to advancing an understanding of our common experience and to strengthening individuals in their attempts to approach others with the same intention. To this collaborative effort, I bring unconditional respect for your life effort and the conviction we all learn from one other.
Ideas I offer are not complicated, but are not obvious and require a process of unlearning and new understanding. This process will be unique to the desires and circumstances of each person and must be personalized. I am dedicated to assisting you to do the work only you can do, in realizing the life you desire for yourself and those closest to you.