• Dr. Dustin Johnson

    Dustin joined Clinical Psychologists, P.C. in May 2024 with a focus on providing individual psychotherapy to adults of all ages and adolescents nearing college age. He is a native of New Orleans and came to the Auburn-Opelika area in 2011. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of North Texas and a year-long internship at West Virginia University prior to working at Student Counseling & Psychological Services (SCPS) at Auburn University for nearly 13 years.

    He has been practicing as a licensed psychologist since 2013 and spent most of his career working primarily with college students. He was an assistant director at Auburn SCPS and oversaw the office’s outreach efforts. He has experience providing individual and group counseling, psychological assessment services, performance enhancement coaching, and crisis management assistance at four different universities. His doctoral program also had a sport and performance psychology emphasis, which allowed Dustin to work with athletic teams at the high school and college levels. Currently, he assists individuals with a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, familial and relational difficulties, men’s health concerns, and overcoming the effects of adverse childhood experiences.

    Dustin utilizes a strengths-based model of psychotherapy and conceptualizes life as a series of performances for which we can develop skills to navigate. He values a strong, collaborative working alliance with his clients and that his role as a therapist is to utilize each client’s insight to facilitate an individual process for change. He believes that psychotherapy involves managing matters of the mind through techniques such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy and matters of the heart through emotion-focused therapy and mindfulness.

    Outside of work, Dustin enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, jogging, swimming, and playing ultimate frisbee. He also enjoys traveling, visiting his friends and family, live music, eating Cajun food, and watching sports (including his beloved New Orleans Saints).