Gregg Neveln, M.A. In-Home Family-Based Counselor with the Eunoia Family Resource Center based out of Fairmont, found that helping people was much more rewarding than climbing the corporate ladder.
Originally from Iowa, Greg studied industrial engineering at Iowa State University before working at 3M in Fairmont for 10 years. After a year-long experience in Prague, Czechoslovakia, teaching English he realized that encouraging people was something he would enjoy more than preserving the corporate structure.
“Prague was a really life changing experience for me,” Gregg said. “Working with youth in camps and experiencing poverty in a different country was life-changing.”
Gregg returned to the U.S. and received his master’s degree in counseling from North American Baptist Seminary in Sioux Falls, S.D. He is currently pursuing his licensure in marriage and family therapy at Adler Graduate School in Richfield.
Gregg, who works out of his home in Sleepy Eye, has experience working with people with severe and persistent mental health issues in an intensive rehabilitation services home, as well as in-home counseling for children, adults and families.
While in-home counseling may seem like a new-age evolution, Gregg said for the past several decades the state of Minnesota has allowed in-home family therapy because the needs of families have changed with regards to dynamics, finances and health issues.
“I think our society is changing so fast with so much technology that communication has become digital instead of face-to-face,” Gregg said. “Body language is 80 percent of what we say to people and a lot of times, digital communication can be misinterpreted.”
Gregg’s passion is helping individuals and families realize their potential through intervention, coping skills and communication, as well as teaching parenting skills, safety, networking and self-advocacy in the Brown County area.
Gregg lives in Sleepy Eye with his nephew. For more information or to contact Gregg he can be reached at 855-WEL-MIND.