Dustin George, LMSW (he/they)
My top priority is for each client to feel seen, understood, supported, and not alone. I work to facilitate a judgment-free space where people can explore their traumas and life experiences to better understand who they are, where they’ve come from, and where they want to be. My style of practice is one of openness and acceptance that includes the empathy to provide a difficult ‘push’ when necessary. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, issues of self-worth, or environmental life stressors, it is my goal to help you feel secure in your journey towards healing.
As a Queer identifying individual, I provide an affirming environment for those who seek growth in areas such as gender identity, sexual orientation/identity, trauma, and relationship issues. I have extensive clinical experience working with LGBTQIA+ adults (including those living with HIV). I also have experience working with those affected by cancer. I recognize how difficult it can be to feel safe when discussing topics like gender identity, sexual orientation/identity, consensual non-monogamy, kink/BDSM, sexual assault and other traumas, relationship issues, or sex. If you are looking for personal development in any of these areas, I provide an affirming environment in which to do so. I also specialize in working with people with religious struggles – whether it is a crisis of faith or needing help processing trauma inflicted by religion or a religious organization.
My approach to therapeutic interventions is one that is entirely based on the individuality and needs of the person I am working with. With my client I collaboratively tailor aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths-based approach, motivational interviewing, and psychodynamic therapy to help them meet their goals. I can also provide instruction in body-mind coping mechanisms such as mindfulness and breathing exercises.
I want to acknowledge the amount of bravery it takes to seek out psychotherapy. In my own experience finding the right therapist can feel like entering a specific dating pool which often results in feelings of frustration and hopelessness. It would be a great privilege and honor to be the clinician that ends someone’s search. I have been told that I am very easy to talk/open up to, that I feel safe to be around, and that I make my non-judgmental nature very apparent.
When I’m not working you can find me either watching a D&D livestream, working through my extensive list of restaurant recommendations, or planning my next travel adventure.