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Dustin Daugherty, LISW, LLC 

Dustin Daugherty, LISW

Dustin Daugherty was born and raised in Central Iowa.  He attended the University of Northern Iowa for his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and his Master of Arts Degree in Social Psychology.  While at UNI, Dustin volunteered at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.  It was here that Dustin got his first clinical experience working for the Gambling Abuse Program.  He was eventually hired, as an outreach specialist and created a program to raise awareness about problem gambling and the services that are available in the area.  Dustin was also highly involved in research while at UNI and co-published 4 professional articles. 

After Dustin graduated from UNI he worked as an in-home therapist for Family Psychological Services.  He provided therapy to children and families that were involved with the Department of Human Services and whose presenting concerns ranged from parental drug abuse to youth delinquency and Juvenile Court involvement.  He also helped administer an adolescent support/therapy group.  Dustin returned to school, attending the University of Iowa's Social work program where he earned a Master's degree in Social Work.  He then worked for Four Oaks as an in home therapist/remedial service provider where he also facilitated an adolescent anger management group.  

After working for about 2 years at Four Oaks, Dustin became a clinical social worker for Child Guidance Center (CGC).  At CGC, Dustin provided diagnostic and out patient treatment services to children, parents, and families.  He was trained in and conducted several attachment/relationship assessments, sexual abuse discovery evaluations, as well as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  

Dustin has over 10 years of experience working in the mental health profession.  He has a strong desire to help empower people to take control of their lives.  This led Dustin to opening up his own private practice in 2011.  He has since continued to helped individuals, couples, and families work through difficult life circumstances in a positive and empowering manner.