Duane Winter

(LPCC, LADC, NCC)
Therapist Duane Winter Photo

About Me

Hello, I am Duane Winter. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the state of Minnesota. I will treat you with respect, warmth, and empathy, and am a self-motivated professional who strives to help individuals reach their full potential, while understanding you are the expert in your own life. I like to use acceptance & commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, & mindfulness, while being client or person centered. By getting to know you, we can together, figure out which type of counseling is going to be most beneficial to you & find ways to utilize your strengths.
I appreciate the differences in everyone and center my treatment around the specific needs of each person I work with. Additionally, the foundation of my work with a client is the strength of our therapeutic relationship. I put a lot of emphasis towards building trust and fostering a healthy and open line of communication. My goals during each session are to promote growth and to build upon the strengths that my clients already have, so individuals to create change and focus on all of the things they can control. Walking alongside clients in a supportive, encouraging way is my main objective.
I believe it takes courage and strength to participate in counseling by being open and honest and leaves you feeling vulnerable. Everyone is fighting personal battles, but you do not need to do this alone and know, you are worth fighting for.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPCC #cc02158 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by M.I. on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Duane for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Duane is always very helpful, and makes my next week

Written by T.E. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Duane for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

Duane is an gifted counselor in his ability to listen, empathize, and then help explore actionable areas to focus on like acknowledging all feelings , working on negative thought patterns and creating new ones, pausing to figure out my values and goals... and supporting me, my tears and anxiety through it all including career changes. I also love how he responds so thoughtfully to my journal entries, or if I want some handouts to work on etc. I just can't say enough about him!! He's amazing and I would recommend him to anyone!

Written by A.M. on Oct 22, 2021 after therapy with Duane for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Duane has good insight and ideas that are person specific. Though I’ve just started therapy, I feel as though I trust him to start me on the right path.

Written by L.O. on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with Duane for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Super down to earth

Written by J.I. on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Duane for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I’ve only met with Duane once so far but I can immediately tell he is very knowledgeable, has fantastic listening skills and great insight. I’m happy I have him to work with!

Written by J.U. on Aug 25, 2021 after therapy with Duane for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Duane is such a kind and caring person that I have no problems being real and emotional with him. I do not feel like I am being judged by him, even if I am judging myself. I feel so much better after my sessions with him and I look forward to them every week. I am eager to continue my journey bettering myself with him in my corner.

Written by L.E. on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Duane for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Duane has been extremely helpful and sensitive. I was initially nervous to have a man counselor since I am a young woman who usually only speaks about emotional topics with other women, but Duane has always helped me to feel safe and able to open up and work through my feelings. I have and will continue to recommend better help and Duane to other people I know who may benefit from talking to a counselor.

Written by D.A. on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Duane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Duane listens and makes sure he understand each concern to find a solution that’s right for each person.

Written by C.H. on Jul 06, 2021 after therapy with Duane for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

Duane is a pleasure to talk to. He's a great listener, understanding, and isn't afraid to speak up when he thinks more attention needs to paid towards something. His weekly messages and worksheets are a good reminder and help to put action towards the results you're looking for. You can tell he is very experienced at what he does. He feels more like a good friend you can confide in with the added benefit of working towards bettering yourself.

Written by S.A. on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with Duane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Working with Duane is amazing. He makes a video therapy session seem as easy as talking to a good friend.

Written by D.E. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Duane for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Highly recommend as a friendly voice to assist. Available in times of need and otherwise

Written by D.A. on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Duane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Great guy who gets you.

Written by T.R. on May 13, 2021 after therapy with Duane for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

He has been very helpful in listening and helping me dig through past issues and looking at them in a different way and then taking steps to do things better.