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John Gensmer, MDiv

Graduate Level Intern

Treatment Focus:

Works with adolescents and adults addressing anxiety, hopelessness, life changes, trauma recovery, career decisions, and behavioral addictions.


John joined CFS in 2024 as a counseling intern. Previously, John achieved his BA and Divinity degrees in the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and served as a parish pastor from 1999 to 2022. With years of experience in pastoral counseling, he is now attending online courses at Bethany Lutheran College in Minnesota and completing his Masters in Mental Health Counseling.

John believes it is critical to seek wellness for the whole physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional person. He bases his philosophy on Proverbs 4:23, "Above all else, guard your heart, because your life flows from it." His client-centered approach integrates various evidence-based therapeutic approaches (cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, narrative) with a faith-informed focus on the gospel of Jesus Christ.


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