Challenges in Addiction Treatment and Substance Use issues, during a worldwide pandemic

Challenges in Addiction Treatment and Substance Use issues, during a worldwide pandemic (Episode 53 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast) Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews three substance abuse specialists: Rae Green, Lynell Brewster, and Marilyn Spiller. All three specialists work to provide high-quality addiction and substance abuse treatment at Sanford Addiction […]

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Masculinity and the Shadow (The Dark Side of Being Male) w/ Adam Nash LPC

Masculinity and the Shadow (The Dark Side of Being Male) w/ Adam Nash LPC (Episode 52 of the Intentional Clinician) Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Adam Nash MA LPC to discuss the “shadow,” particularly how it manifests in males. While everyone has a shadow, Paul and Adam focus on how the […]

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The Crisis of Suicidality in LGBT+ Populations

We need to talk about suicide. Approximately 800,000 people die a year as a result of suicide. Amongst individuals aged 15-24, it is the number one cause of death around the world. Men are more likely to complete suicide, but women are more likely to attempt. Suicide rates are failing […]

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When therapy is not enough. You need a proactive approach to mental health!

Almost half of all Americans know someone who goes to therapy or have been themselves, and 97% of Americans consider mental health care important. It is encouraging to see the stigma associated with mental healthcare decreasing, but there is still more we could be doing. Even if you are currently […]

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The Danger is in the Details: Understanding Eating Disorders

Think about the last time you heard about eating disorders. It may have been in high school health/PE class, or maybe a sitcom having an “eating disorder episode” where everything was all fixed and wrapped up in a bow by the end of the 30 minute episode. Full House anyone? […]

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A Timeless Guide for Our Time: A New Translation of The Bhagavad Gita with Isaac Bentwich M.D.

[Episode 51 of the Intentional Clinician] Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Dr. Isaac Bentwich about his translation of The Bhagavad Gita. The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient Sanskrit scripture that is one of the most translated and printed writings in the world. Dr. Bentwich considers it a tradition for living […]

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How Do I Know If I’m In A Cult?

When you think about cults, things like Heaven’s Gate or the Branch Davidians or the way North Koreans venerate Kim Jong-Un come to mind. We don’t expect to get caught up in one ourselves in West Michigan, or the United States period. That’s something that happens “over there” or to […]

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Introducing Melodie Whitmore

Melodie Whitmore is a limited licensed professional counselor (LLPC) located in Grand Rapids, MI. She completed her Bachelors of Art in Studio Art (after being a social work major for her freshman year) at Michigan State University. After working as a freelance wedding and family photographer in the Lansing, MI […]

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Pondering the roles of Men, Power, Ego, and other Unanswerable Questions with Remahn Farley

[Episode 49 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] Paul Krauss MA LPC begins this episode of the Intentional Clinician Podcast by giving some background to the discussion that is to take place. Paul reads from and comments on Matthew Fox’s Book: The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the […]

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Our Album of Original Songs and Stories: Motel (A Conversation with my Brother)

[Episode 48 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] If you have ever wondered what your therapist does in their spare time, then this episode is for you. As a professional counselor, I believe in attempting to “practice what you preach.” While the human condition and various life circumstances make this difficult, […]

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