Relationships can be hard.


Relationship problems can be the hardest things
you ever deal with in your life.

They can keep you up at night, pre-occupy your day,
make you miserable, confused, and exhausted.

If you are struggling in your relationship,
I am here to help you get it untangled.

 

 

Problems at home, at work, with family, with friends,
can bring anxiety, disappointment, frustration, guilt,
and depression into your life.  

 

I’m here to help you sort out what used to be good,
but now has gotten complicated and painful. 

 

Working together, we can help you get back to you,
so you can navigate your way out of the pain and confusion
into a new and better light.

Let's see if we can untangle this


Text, Email, or Call


Sky Kershner, LPC, LCSW

304-220-0088 
sky@stillpointwv.com


Stillpoint WV, LLC

804 Myrtle Rd
Charleston, WV 25314

 

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Couples Therapy

I have over 40 years of professional, clinical experience, and am a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) and have many years of training in PACT, EFT-Couples, ISTDP, AEDP, ACT Therapy and Family Systems. I offer a compassionate and effective approach to couples therapy.

 

I believe in creating a safe and affirming space where everyone can express themselves openly and work towards understanding and healing. I can also provide you with direct and honest feedback to help you recognize and change behaviors that may be hurting you and your relationship.

 

If you are looking to deepen your connection with yourself and your partner, or you need some personal insight and support, you've come to the right place. Let's work together to help you create a safe and secure relationship where you can feel your caring for yourself and for your partner.

 

Things I can help with

anger

greif

communication

arguing

money

sex

 

infidelity and affairs

in-laws 

friends and ex's

parenting

drinking

trauma

aging

sickness

stress

work/life balance

house-keeping

addictions

Ready to take the next step?

Email, text, or call me and lets explore how I can help your journey towards a healthier, happier life.

Contact me

 

If you want to learn
how to have a safe and secure relationship,
where you are "in each others care,"
I can help you.

 

 

Teaching and Training

Besides my clinical practice, I teach Psychodynamics and Motivational Interviewing to Psychiatry Residents at WVU School of Medicine. I guide, teach, supervise, and train healthcare professionals across various fields. I am also the pastor at the Unity Church in Charleston, WV, where I teach the integration of spirituality and emotional health.

 

My expertise includes Motivational Interviewing, Critical Incident Stress Management, Psychodynamics, Professional Boundaries, Marriage and Family Systems, Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity, and Trauma-Informed Care.

 

I offer online classes several times a week click here for the calendar

 

My mission is
to help people develop better relationships
with themselves and with others.

 

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A Bit About Me

When I'm not working, I love spending time being curious, being outdoors, traveling with my wife, and being creative. I believe in the power of love, peace, empathy, and acceptance, and I strive to bring these values into my practice. As a person in recovery, I believe in the power and process of change, repair, forgiveness, new life, connection, and growth.

 

Feel free to reach out to me on my Contact Page

Sky

sky@wv-mi.com

 

PS - I Welcome all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, orientations, gender identities,
kinds of relationships, and national origins. All are welcome here.

 

I help ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.
I support what motivates people
to make positive changes in their lives.


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Sky Kershner, is an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at WVU School of Medicine. Sky has a Doctor of Ministry degree as well as a Masters in Clinical Social Work. He is the retired Director of the KPCC Counseling in Charleston, WV.

 

Sky is a Member of MINT, the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (one of two in WV), and is a MINT Certified Trainer (one of 85 world-wide). Sky has trained over 8000 professions in Motivational Interviewing across WV, the US, and abroad.

 

Sky has received several awards for his professional work, including the WV Counselor of the Year and the WV Civil Rights Award. He is a certified ICISF (International Critical Incident (traumatic) Stress Foundation)  instructor and has served onsite and debriefed teams of first responders at a number of Critical Incidents in WV. 

 

Sky’s biggest “15 minutes of fame” moment is that he once appeared as a guest therapist on the Discovery Studios show “Hoarders.”  He is also a contributing author for the book “ACT Therapy for Pastoral Counselors,” edited by Steven Hayes. And is a contributing editor to the Journal of ISTDP.

 

Sky's presentation topics include Addiction and Recovery; Parents, Couples, and Partners and Addiction, Optimism and Resilience, Spirituality and Recovery, Trauma Informed  Care, Cultural Sensitivity, and Professional Boundaries for Clergy, and Transitions. Sky is the Pastor/Spiritual Leader at Unity of Kanawha Valley on Bridge Road.

 

Sky grew up in Eastern Pennsylvania, trained, practiced, and taught in New York City before making West Virginia his home over thirty years ago. Sky lives in Charleston with his wife, two kids in college, and a little dog.


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Presentations and Partnerships 

WVU School of Medicine

WVU School of Social Work

WVU School of Nursing

WVU Neuroscience

WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities  

Marshall University

WV School of Osteopathic Medicine

WV State University

University of Charleston

MINT International Forum, New Orleans

MINT International Forum,Tallinn, Estonia

MINT International Forum, Online

WV-MI Network for Motivational Interviewing

Charleston Area Medical Center

Thomas Hospital

St Mary’s Hospital

Holzer Hospital

WV State Medical Association

WV Rural Health Care Association

DeVita Kidney Care

Fresenius Kidney Care

The Health Plan - WV

WV Public Safety Expo

Charleston Fire Department

Charleston Police Department

WV Mine Safety Board

Alpha Natural Resources

US Federal Court, Southern District of WV 

WV State Supreme Court

Jackson Kelly Law

Steptoe Johnson Law

Spillman Law

WV Head Start

WV Early Childhood Educators

WV Early Childhood Training Center

WV Birth to Three

WV Perinatal Care

WV Social Emotional Institute

Mountain Child Advocacy Partnership

Allegheny Highlands PAT

Putnam County Board of Ed

WV College Counselors

Mountaineer Montessori 

Charleston Montessori

Mary C Snow Elementary

Sacred Heart Elementary

Charleston Catholic HS

Black Diamond Girl Scouts

Genesis Youth Crisis Center

United Way of Central WV

The Snowshoe Institute

Rotary Club of Charleston

Workforce WV

Human Resources Development Foundation WV

WV Opioid Network

Help and Hope WV

Charleston Treatment Center

Partnership of African American Churches

Presbytery of WV

PSI-MED

United Methodist Conference of WV

Lutheran Synod of WV

Episcopal Diocese of WV

Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston

WV Council of Churches

United Theological Seminary

Louisville Presbyterian Seminary

Easter Baptist Theological Seminary

American Association of Pastoral Counselors

WV State Bureau for Behavioral Health

WV Department of Health and Human Resource

WV Higher Education Policy Commision

WV-NASW

WV-LPC Association

WV Counseling Association

WV Peer Recovery Network

 

 

 

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“You received great reviews from the staff conference!  We would love to have you back next year.”  Stephanie Ahart, Executive Director. HRDF-WV

 

“Thanks for the feedback and the extra session time, Sky. It is still my goal to develop some training internally that we can use with new staff and that these core folks are able to develop tools and conduct that training. Although I admit, I personally think your basic session for Trauma Informed Care and MI are hard to beat and I would love to make that an annual thing too!” - Susan Klinkoski RN BSN CCM,  Director, Medical Management, The Health Plan, Wheeling

 

“I’ve been reviewing the training evaluations and comments, and reporting them to our cabinet, and I wanted to say thanks again for your leadership and presence at all of our trainings. You have a unique gift and ability to put people at ease, along with the expertise to facilitate wisely and compassionately. I have really appreciated watching you work, and have learned a lot from your approach.” - Rev Bonnie McDonald, WV Conference of the United Methodist Church

 

“It was such a blessing to have you as a teacher at our event!  Your presentation was interesting, balanced, relevant, and extremely helpful.  As one of the coordinators of the event, I was particularly appreciative of how you monitored your time and showed respect to our schedule. Your kindness and graciousness was front and center throughout your time.  I could not be more pleased with nor more thankful for the presentation.” - Rev Christine Olson, Pastor, Trinity Lutheran, Martinsburg/Arden, WV

 

 

Presenting credentials, click here

 

Sky Kershner's Professional resume is available here

 

For a list of Sky’s speaking and workshop topics, click here

 

 

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Sky Kershner is best known for his work as a pastoral counselor and marriage therapist, his work on Interfaith initiatives, his care of families and workers after industrial disasters, and for his many presentations to professional, community, and corporate groups on stress, addiction, crisis response and resiliency, spirituality, and communication, and connection.

 

Sky is passionate about his life’s work: to help people have better relationships with themselves and with others, Sky sees understanding and acceptance as core values of his ministry.

 

Sky has traveled widely, before settling in WV in 1989. Photographs of his travels and humanitarian efforts have been featured on the front page of the Charleston Gazette-Mail https://goo.gl/rhcENK

 

A profile on Sky was done by Sandy Wells in the Charleston Gazette-Mail in 2014 and can be found here: https://goo.gl/i7f9Z