Justin Talkish, Recovery Counselor
Email: justint@eastsideacademy.org
Justin grew up in the inner cities of Pittsburgh, PA. He was raised by a single mother whom he considers to be a real life super hero. Justin struggled with finding direction for his life as a teenager and spent a lot of his time locked up in juvenile detention centers. After turning 18, Justin gave his heart to God and to youth ministry. He later attained a Bachelors Degree in Christian Ministry from Chesapeake Bible College & Seminary in 2003. Justin has many years of experience and has been serving youth since 1997. He desires more than anything to help students who are experiencing similar difficulties that he experienced at their age. Justin is a huge Steelers fan and he also loves to read. He has been married to his lovely and talented wife Misty since September 2005. Justin and his wife originally joined the EA family as the Re:New Girls Houseparents from 2012-2014. Justin has since attained his Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology (2018). He is very excited to be back with EA in his new role as Recovery Counselor to partner with EA’s students on their path toward healing and recovery.