John Swank is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  He has been in practice in Troy, OH since 1985. He grew up in Lewisburg, Ohio, west of Dayton and south of Greenville.  He graduated with a bachelor's degree from Miami University in 1969.  He received a Masters Degree from Hamma School of Theology at Wittenberg University in 1973.  He later graduated from Wright State University in 1985 with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling.

Mr. Swank is licensed with the The Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor.  That license allows counselors to diagnose and treat mental disorders without supervision.

He is a member of the Ohio Counseling Association.  He has presented workshops on medications used for mental health issues. In order to keep current in the counseling field, he attends many workshops and seminars. A list of the various continuing education seminars he has attended is provided by clicking here.

 Swank is active at St. John's United Church of Christ in Troy. He also serves on the program committee of the Troy Hayner Cultural Center. 

Areas of primary interest in the counseling field is the interface between medicine and wellness. Depression, anxiety, panic disorders, obsessive disorders,  bipolar disorders and attention deficit disorders are a key area of interest and treatment. Relationships between people, and helping people have more satisfactory relationships is also of great interest, as he works with marital issues, relationship problems, parenting challenging, and dealing with divorced and blended families. Click on the following to learn more about the kind of counseling I do and don't like to do. (click here).

Hobbies are woodworking, and collecting antiques including antique woodworking tools. He likes to fiddle around in his workshop and occasionally gets out on his recumbent bike. He is an avid genealogist, having traced many sides of his family back to the 1500's. He loves reading, research, writing and public speaking.

He has been married to Joyce Swank since 1969. Joyce grew up in Sidney, Ohio.  They have lived in Miami County since 1984.

They have a daughter, Erin Joy, who is a stage manager in professional regional theatre and opera.  She is on the board and is co-secretary of the nationwide Stage Managers' Association. She resides in Denver, and is Education's Prod./Stage Manager and Marketing's Website Content Coordinator with Center City Opera.  During the summers she is a river guide with Centennial Canoe in western Colorado and Utah. She loves photography, singing and  studying petroglyphs.  She entertains with her guitar on her many river trips. 
 

 


She has a special love affair with her cuddly blue friend, 
Eeyore,  who is often photographed in the many places she
visits, such as here at the St. Louis Arch.

 

2011  John E. Swank, MS, LPCC   Swank Counseling

 21 Robinhood Lane, Troy, OH 45373