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Duane Winter, LPCC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Depression Coping with life changes
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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.

Professional experience

7yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Depression Coping with life changes

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

MN LPCC 02158


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Duane Winter. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Duane is great!

Written on Mar 15, 2024 after therapy with Duane for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Always feel very safe with and heard by Duane. Grateful for his perspective.

Written on Mar 12, 2024 after therapy with Duane for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and career difficulties

Duane cuts to the chase. He is kind and compassionate in the way he holds me accountable for my behavior and he helps me learn how to change it for the better. My time with Duane is always well spent no matter what type of problems I might have - whether family relationships or work related problems. He has helped me change the way I look at relationships and the way I show up in them for the better. I highly recommend Duane as an effective therapist.

Written on Jan 12, 2024 after therapy with Duane for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

I had serious doubts about BetterHelp going into it. Decided to give it a try and I've been really impressed with the tools provided by the platform, and also really happy with Duane Winter. Great connection and the guy cares... this coming from a sceptic and pessimist. So hats off to you Duane. Thanks for your help.

Written on Jan 04, 2024 after therapy with Duane for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

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