Dusti Borsheim came to Providence Mental Health with the personal goal of helping young people achieve their full potential. Through the desire to support students, staff and families, Dusti emulates hard work, vulnerability, and kindness while holding others accountable with honesty and integrity. She is currently serving as a therapist in the Kids First Program in the Three Forks School district and is honored to work for a rural community with students in grades K-12.
Her experience in agriculture education combined with her master’s level degree in school counseling, affords her the unique opportunity to work with diverse populations. Dusti has served elementary, middle, and high school students through treatment of typical developmental issues to specific behavior challenges. Dusti has specific training on how to best support students who identify as LGBTQ and also has engaged in substantial research to support students who engage in self-harm. She aims to meet all students, regardless of their unique lived experiences, where they are at in their lives and find ways to help.
Dusti has lived in the Gallatin Valley for seventeen 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 Bozeman United for Racial Justice. 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 youth and families in her chosen second career.