Dustin holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Northern Arizona University and has over 15 years working with adolescents. He oversees all operations of all Paradigm Treatment Center locations, including day-to-day programming treatment content and quality, growth management and strategy, and team support to all therapeutic and operational staff. Having previously worked at Paradigm in the roles of therapist and program director, Dustin is also a skilled family therapist, with a focus on family systems, and continues to provide direct support both to Paradigm parents as well as youth.
Prior to joining the Paradigm team, Dustin served as Program Manager at Arizona Child and Family Support Services in Flagstaff, an agency providing community based wraparound services for youth and family treatment. At CFSS, Dustin also built, facilitated and oversaw an Intensive Outpatient Program. He also served as an individual and group therapist for Northern Arizona Substance Abuse Services working with the Drug Court; as a therapist for youth in juvenile detention; and as a wilderness therapist for a program that worked throughout Northern Arizona. He is a National Board Certified Counselor and is certified in EMDR therapy.
Dustin’s commitment and motivation as both a therapist and manager stem from his deep desire and hope to meet teens where they are and to provide the insightful support and guidance they need to make deep changes that will profoundly improve their well-being, their relationships, and their futures.