Justin Nutt, BSW, LMSW, CSW:
"The past is gone, the future has not been created, the present is the only place to live."
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 his screenplays.
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."
The Good Guy, the Bad Guy, and the Ugly Truth
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly Truth is a book written as an explanatory work on the reason people end up with the same wrong type of person time and time again. The exercises which are included in the book were created to help people improve their self image along with shift thinking patterns where partner selection is concerned and the way a person views themselves and their past relationships.