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Currently Venture Life Counseling is Telehealth only.
What is Counseling?
Counseling is an effort to seek relief, answers, and/or solutions to the life circumstances you might find yourself in. The American Counseling Association (2020) goes on to say that it is “a collaborative effort between the counselor and client. Professional counselors help clients identify goals and potential solutions to problems which cause emotional turmoil; seek to improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and promote behavior change and optimal mental health.” The term counseling is sometimes interchanged with therapy.
This means we recognize that trauma may play an important role in your story and why you are seeking counseling. A trauma-informed approach “seeks to shift the clinical perspective from ‘what’s wrong with you’ to ‘what happened to you’ by recognizing and accepting symptoms and difficult behaviors as strategies developed to cope.” (SAMHSA, 2020)
BJ has 9 years of counseling experience. He has worked with kids, teens, families, adults and couples. Since graduating with his Masters in Counseling and Psychotherapy in 2011, he has been passionate about helping families, couples, and individuals work towards living their best story. He earned his Masters from Adler Graduate School and his BS in Psychology from University of Northwestern-St Paul. Prior to becoming a therapist, he was a youth pastor at a local church where he worked with teens, families, and adults. When he’s not helping people in counseling, he loves to spend time with his family, run marathons, and volunteer at his local fire department as a Firefighter/EMT.
BJ has experience in the following:
Anxiety and depression
Family and relationship issues
Grief and bereavement
Problems dealing with anger
Issues related to race and diversity
Career changes, job loss, stress, and job-related stress
Adapting to life changes
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