Dusti Borsheim came to Providence Mental Health with the personal goal of helping people achieve their full potential. Through the desire to offer compassionate care, Dusti emulates hard work, vulnerability, and kindness while holding others accountable with honesty and integrity. She is currently serving as a therapist in the Strengths Program primarily in the Three Forks community, offers telehealth services, and is honored to work on behalf of each and every client.
Her experience in agriculture education combined with her master’s level degree in school counseling and candidacy license in clinical mental health affords her the unique opportunity to work with diverse populations. Dusti has served elementary, middle, and high school ages and their parents through treatment of typical developmental issues to specific behavior challenges. Dusti has specific training on how to best support clients who identify as LGBTQ and also has engaged in substantial research to support clients who engage in self-harm. She aims to meet all clients where they are at and honor their unique lived experiences.
Dusti has lived in the Gallatin Valley for 18 years and has a passion for social justice issues. She spends some of her free time advocating and supporting marginalized populations through organizations such as Family Promise, Thrive, Women’s March, SafeZone Community, and Bridgercare. She serves as a Stephen Minister and a youth group leader at a local church where she is offered the opportunity to care for others, facilitates discussions, and chaperones trips. Given her knowledge of her community and her desire to be of service to those in need, Dusti is knowledgeable about area resources and is comfortable in sensitive interpersonal situations.
Montana’s mountain lakes and rivers, local hiking trails, and camping have provided years of fun and exploration for her with family and friends. Dusti is married to her long time partner of 25 years and has three children, ages 23, 18, and 17. She wholeheartedly believes “it takes a village” to raise children and feels privileged to work with families in her chosen second career.