Dustin McLain, LMSW

Dustin Graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University in May 2013. After completing his undergraduate degree, Dustin worked as a Child Development Professional in the Child Study Lab at Arizona State University for 6 years where he directly supervised college undergraduates completing a practicum course in Child Development. Dustin also taught preschool children aged 2-6 and conducted developmental, behavioral, and academic assessments and interpreted the results for parents and families. Dustin then completed his Masters of Social Work Degree from Arizona State University with a focus in direct practice. In his master’s program, Dustin gained clinical experience interning at Banner Behavioral Health Hospital, which is an inpatient psychiatric facility that treats adults and adolescents in Scottsdale for a range of mental health and substance use issues. Dustin also interned with the non-profit organization Homeless Youth Connection in which he was responsible for assessing the needs of high school students experiencing homelessness and providing them with supports and case management. Since Graduating with his MSW, Dustin has been working as a therapist and is licensed by the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners at the associate level and is currently completing clinical supervision hours to obtain independent licensure. Dustin is trained in EMDR, CBT, A-CRA, Infant Toddler Mental Health, and is completing a 100 hour training in Child Centered Play Therapy. Dustin also employs modalities of DBT, Brief Solutions Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness and Meditation depending on the need of the individual and family. While Dustin has worked with many younger children and their families, he also has experience and enjoys working with older children and young adults as well. Dustin uses a person centered strengths based approach in which he aims to work collaboratively with individuals and families to help them realize their strengths and potential to overcome the issues that they are facing no matter their age or developmental level.