Justin Nutt, a dating and relationship expert,
is a therapist currently working in the Kansas City area with a specialty in
relationship counseling and identity issues connected to self-esteem and
self-worth. In November 2012, ARK
Counseling Services was opened by Justin in Paola,
Kansas to provide mental health services to those in Miami, Linn, Franklin, and
Anderson Counties Kansas. Justin holds an undergraduate degree in social work
from the University of Kansas and a Master of Social Work from the University
of Missouri: Kansas City.
Justin is also the founder and
Executive Director of Acts of Random Kindness (ARK), which was founded as a
disaster relief organization in May of 2011 to help connect individuals and
families with temporary and permanent housing, needed relief supplies, and food
in the wake of natural disasters. As of
June 4, 2012, Acts of Random Kindness became ARK Harbor and began working to provide relief to the
victims of domestic violence and is working to partner with domestic violence
shelters across the United States to begin implementation of the Changing Patterns program, which is
based on Justin’s book The Good Guy, the
Bad Guy, and the Ugly Truth, as a part of treatment in shelters. All proceeds from sales of The Good Guy, the Bad Guy, and the Ugly
Truth as well as other products or services purchased through his website are
used to fund the domestic violence work of ARK Harbor.
Justin’s published works include poetry
magazines, his first relationship therapy book; The Good Guy, the Bad Guy, and the Ugly Truth, and a special issue
of the Journal of Evidenced Based Social Work.
Justin also is in the process of publishing a children’s book and a book
on the history of the traditions which are a part of Christmas. Justin is also currently working on eight new
works which are in various stages of development, with topics ranging from
therapy books to a crime novel. Justin
is also in the process of working with a director and producer to film one of
Justin's most recent project, Stories of Survivors, is a collection of first hand accounts and poems from domestic violence survivors about overcoming abuse. In a recent interview Justin explained, "just like in group work the stories from those who have been through abuse and understand it first hand will help with healing in a way that clinical work never could."