Dusty Vigil, M.S., LPC, LCDC
My pronouns are: she, her, hers.
Trainings: MDR Basic Training through Compassion Works, Seeking Safety, Cannabis Youth Treatment (CYT), and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse (CBI-SA)
Clients: Adolescents 13+, Individuals, Couples, Families
- Anger Management
- Behavior Modification
- Communication Issues
- Co-Occurring Disorders
- Emotional and Stress Management
- Family Conflict
- Family Roles in Recovery
- Mindfulness Skills
- Mood Disorders
- Substance Use and Chemical Dependency
My journey in practicing therapy began with personal exploration of self-acceptance in my own family system. I recognize the complexities of family systems and relationships and how they shape and influence one’s perception of themselves. Since 2014, I have been dedicated to creating a supportive space that honors one’s unique needs, emphasizing attunement, self-awareness, and personal skills development.
I prioritize providing a safe and compassionate space by getting to know individuals and families as we identify goals to work on. Through exploration and self-expression, I empower clients to overcome challenges, foster resilience, and find new meaning in the life they are looking for. I have over a decade of experience in adolescent residential treatment and it provided me extensive knowledge in adjusting family systems for positive functioning. I also assist in helping people work through the core beliefs that often keep unhealthy cycles active.
I recognize how emotional bonds and relationships enhance connections to current life patterns and relationships. My therapeutic approach includes the belief that who we are, what we struggle with, and how we handle life is often connected to the relationships we had growing up. It is collaborative, integrative, and supportive.
I incorporate mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Enhancement, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization, and Reprocessing (EMDR) to support the change processes that develop healthier habits and relationships. With expertise in substance abuse and recovery, I use the stages of change model to collaboratively identify and modify unhelpful behavioral patterns. I believe in being curious about ourselves to foster resilience and lasting change.
What are four words that clients use to describe you?
Safe, Supportive, Present, and Resourceful
A little about me, in my free time, I am an active person and enjoy paddle boarding and traveling to places where I can hike spots that challenge my ability. Timothy, my small border collie rescue, often accompanies me outside. I also try to practice self care daily and recently found a new love for gua sha. After a good at home facial, I will often top my night off with watching a true crime documentary.
As part of the team at MPCW, I am fully engaged and supportive of your goals, an advocate for your needs, and honored to be a part of your change and healing process. Aligning with your needs is my commitment to you.