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.
Additional areas of focus: 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, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
MN LPCC 02158
Duane was great help for me, he helped out alot with learning to manage stress and anxiety and I would of never tired meditation if it wasn't for Duane which i greatly appreciate. I feel like my truly ready to tackle for world now thanks to him!
Written on Nov 21, 2023 after therapy with Duane for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and anger management
Can’t say enough good about Duane
Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Duane for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Duane is very understanding and has lots of experience that he uses to help assist his clients. Duane is patient, kind, and very knowledgeable.
Written on Sep 19, 2023 after therapy with Duane for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
Duane. Is the best . He is so responsive and he always sends out the best tips . I have never stayed to therapy this long . Better help makes it easy to journal and having a great therapist helps too. I feel like I can conquer more and give myself grace. Thank you better help
Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Duane for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Duane is so personable and kind. Non judgmental. Encouraging and inspires me to think about situation differently
Written on Sep 11, 2023 after therapy with Duane for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, and parenting issues
Duane is a very good listener, and has helped me identify many things about myself, even in the relatively short period of time I've been in therapy. I would recommend his counsel to anyone who needs help.
Written on Aug 29, 2023 after therapy with Duane for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues