Dr. Dustin Shaver

(Psy.D)

About Me

Good day! My name is Dustin and I am a Licensed Psychologist in Colorado that has been practicing therapy for over 10 years. As far as experience goes, I have worked at a community mental health center, cancer center, in forensics, and within a variety of other specialties including chronic pain and disease management, active duty military and combat veterans, and with college athletes on both mental health and sport-related issues. Through this experience I have had the pleasure to work client’s problems throughout the spectrum of diagnoses.
If you ask if I had a specialty, I would say its as a general practitioner, however I have specialized in treating anxiety disorder and helping people current and past traumatic experiences. Examples of traumatic experiences I have helped clients work through would include childhood abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence survivors, natural disasters, survivors of mass shootings, and combat/military experiences.
I feel I have an eclectic approach in working with clients. I hold center that you, as the client, are the best expert on yourself, and believe working from that belief is a great start. I lean towards cognitive therapy and cognitive behavior interventions. This means we take a journey down your thoughts, beliefs, perspectives, and emotions to help you better manage life’s challenges and mental health symptoms. I believe the journey of therapy is difficult, but can also be fun and enlightening!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Control Issues , Dependent Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

Psychologist #3595 (Expires: 2021-08-01)


Reviews

Written by B.E. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Dustin for 8 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Shaver was wonderful to work with. I had several concerns arise through the course of therapy and he addressed them all with compassion and flexibility. Highly recommend!

Written by C.A. on Mar 21, 2020 after counseling with Dustin for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and compassion fatigue

Incredibly knowledgeable about trauma and willing to work with me at my own pace. Also willing to hold me accountable to the work we are doing and the work that I want to do. Incredibly responsive, personable, and professional.

Written by K.I. on Jan 27, 2020 after counseling with Dustin for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

Dr. Shaver brings the the right experience, applicable insight, is relatable, and is an excellent listener. He has a way of guiding me through self reflection and offers solutions that are manageable.

Written by R.A. on Dec 12, 2019 after counseling with Dustin for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life

Excellent Dr who listens and goes out of his way to help. I'm blessed to met him sincerely

Written by M.A. on Nov 23, 2019 after counseling with Dustin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Dr. Shaver is thoughtful, timely, and listens to my issues without judgement. He offers individualized suggestions and support.

Written by S.A. on Nov 18, 2019 after counseling with Dustin for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Dr. Shaver is amazing. Very kind and good at listening. He has truly helped me and continues to do so. This has been the best therapy I have ever gotten in my life.