co-dependency Grand Rapids

What is Co-Dependency and what can I do about it?

What is Co-Dependency and what can I do about it? by Paul Krauss MA LPC How do I know if I am Co-dependent or am in a relationship with Co-dependent behaviors? What is Counter-dependency? All of this and more is answered in this article by Grand Rapids Counselor Paul Krauss […]

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childhood emotional neglect

3 indicators that your life may be affected by Childhood Emotional Neglect

3 indicators that your life may be affected by Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jen Belmonte, LMSW Note these two examples of Childhood Emotional Neglect, written by a Grand Rapids therapist: Melanie finds her mind wandering while driving home from work.  Her company has been undergoing significant changes, she hasn’t been […]

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Childhood Trauma is a Public Health Crisis

Childhood Trauma is a Public Health Crisis

According to recent sociological, psychological, and physical health studies, public health officials are beginning to identify the short-term and long-term effects of childhood trauma and traumic experiences can be as serious as the outbreak of a disease, such as influenza or Hepatitis A. In fact, the scientific and sociological evidence […]

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New Year Goal or New Year Mantra?

New Year Goal or New Year Mantra?

New Year Goal or New Year Mantra? by Nicole Vega, LMSW Anyone else feel like 2018 kicked their butt when it came to their goals? Maybe you had a goal to lose some weight, maybe your goal was to change careers, or maybe your goal was to beat the battle […]

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the intentional clinician podcast

A Lifetime at the Piano [Episode 22 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast]

A Lifetime at the Piano [Episode 22 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] Paul Krauss MA LPC tells a personal story of my grandfather Wally Krauss’ life at the piano. He features interviews with his father, brother, and some home recordings. Paul’s grandfather was an amateur pianist and organist who for […]

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The Intentional Clinician

Reflections on Ten Years of Providing Psychotherapy (Part 2) [Episode 21 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast]

Welcome to Part Two: Reflections on Ten years of Providing Psychotherapy by Paul Krauss MA LPC. Reflections on my experiences with different modalities of therapy and their implications. Paul Krauss MA LPC spends this solo episode discussing his experience in the field of counseling psychology. Paul Krauss discusses how the […]

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EMDR Therapy

An Introduction to EMDR Therapy

An Introduction to EMDR Therapy by Nicole Vega, LMSW      Brought to you by popular demand, I am here today to talk to you about about EMDR, which is a therapy platform that I have been recently trained in. I think it is fantastic and it might be […]

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Let's Get Deep

Let’s Get Deep

Let’s get deep. By Paul Krauss MA LPC Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you. — Carl Jung         What are authentic conversations? So much of mainstream culture focuses on so-called “surface talk”: What […]

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Depression in Men

Depression in Men is a Public Health Crisis

REPORT: “Depression in Men is a Public Health Crisis” by Paul Krauss MA LPC If you have lived in the United States in the last 100 years you are surely familiar with the fact that many men live with depression and “don’t want to talk about it.” Many men in […]

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Are you feeling SAD?

Are you feeling SAD?

Are you feeling SAD? The leaves are falling. Hour by hour the days are getting shorter. Gray is filling the sky. These are all signs of winter. While some love the season, many suffer from SAD. SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is a temporary mood disorder that’s characterized [...] Read More



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