Dustin Barnes, LSW

specializing in supporting adults and teens ages 12+ find their place

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  • $150 per session


  • It is your responsibility to see what your Out of Network Benefits are and at what percentage you will be reimbursed.

Hello, I’m Dustin! Life is difficult; there is no rule book. I am here to support you to help you learn new coping skills and strategies. I will partner with you so that you can move toward a life of enthusiasm, wholeness, and fulfillment.

Have you ever felt like the “other?” I specialize in working with adults and adolescents ages 12 and up who have felt like the “other.”  At some point almost all of us have felt like we were different. Perhaps you may have experienced anxiety or depression, low self-esteem, are an artist or artistic type, are part of the LGBTQ community, are a person of color, or have felt rejected by your family or religious community. These can be traumatic experiences. I am here to help you navigate through these difficult experiences so that you can shine.

My style and personality is nurturing and supportive, yet very direct and truthful. It also has a healthy dash of humor and fun. I use a person-centered, creative, and holistic approach to meet your needs and accomplish your goals. Other modalities incorporated include CBT, a trauma-informed approach, mindfulness, Gestalt therapy, and underlining psychodynamic work.  As an active singer and songwriter, I am also on my own creative and personal journey. I am ready to share with you what I have learned!

A little about my background…

  • I’m a psychotherapist and Licensed Social Worker. I received my undergraduate degree from Temple University focusing on Communications and Psychology and received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from West Chester University.

  • I have extensive experience in suicidal ideation and intervention, working with late adolescents’ and college-aged students, individuals with severe and persistent mental health concerns, and individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.