218-445-1466

PO Box 66

21539 120th Street Verndale, MN 56481

COUNSELING TECHNIQUES

Below are brief descriptions of the approaches used by the counseling team at Endeavor Place, LLC. 

In 
Client Centered (Rogerian) counseling, the counselor provides the growth promoting climate and the client is then free and able to discover and grow as the client wants and needs to. Prevailing characteristics of the session are active listening, empathy, acceptance (unconditional positive regard) and genuineness. 

Holistic Health (Biopsychosocial) asserts that we have physical, intellectual, social, emotional, vocational and spiritual needs -- the neglect of which reduces the ability of one to withstand the effects of stress. And we live in socio-economic conditions that can enhance or demean our long-term well-being. 

Strength Based counseling focuses on what is going right in a person's life. The counselor and client work together to find past and present successes and uses these to address current and future challenges. 

Positive Thinking or Learning Optimism, is about learning a positive perspective- focusing on what can go right. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ABC Method) could be described as "as I think, so I feel (and do) !" In any given situation you have:
    A. Activating Event - the actual event and the client's immediate interpretations of the event. 
    B. Beliefs about the event - this evaluation can be rational or irrational
    C. Consequences - how you feel and what you do or other thoughts

Solution Focused Therapy (Where do I want to be?!) focuses on what clients want to achieve through therapy rather than on the problem (s) that made them seek help. The approach does not focus on the past, but instead, focuses on the present and future. The client is asked to envision how the future will be different when the problem is no longer present. 

The 
Existential approach (Why AM I Here?!) is also known as "Meaning Therapy". As Viktor Frankly put it, "He who knows the' why' for his existence, will be able to bear almost any 'how. " Therapy is concerned with creating one's identity and establishing meaningful relationships with others.