Authentic Masculinity and the Second Half of Life with Adam Nash LLPC

[Episode 37 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Adam Nash MA LLPC about the process of transitioning from adolescence to adulthood as a man while understanding one’s own masculinity in the Western World. Adam and Paul share parts of their own stories which involve a series […]

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On Anxiety, Control, Change, and the Unpredictability of the Future

[Episode 36 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast] Paul Krauss MA LPC shares some of his thoughts on topics relating to anxiety, control, change, and the unpredictability of the future. He discusses anxiety about outcomes that are looming, but not necessarily certain. When we worry about these circumstances, we are seeking […]

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Self-Care in the Gray Months

Harsh winter weather is no stranger to West Michigan. During this time, many individuals find themselves feeling more stressed and “down”. The lack of sunshine can interfere with the body’s circadian rhythms. You may find that your melatonin levels increase, making you more sleepy, and your serotonin levels decrease, making […]

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Video Game Addiction Help in Grand Rapids, MI

Video games are not new, but they are more addictive than ever. Compared to video games of the past, modern video games are extremely immersive, social, and addictive. About 5% of the American population of children is addicted to internet video games, and that is a problem for parents across […]

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Depression in Grand Rapids, MI

The word “depression” has become an integral part of the American vocabulary, and it is no wonder since depression rates are on the rise. Between 2016 and 2017, depression rates increased by 18%. Recently, a study found that Grand Rapids, MI has the highest rate of depression compared to other […]

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A National Violence Prevention Hotline: Why and How?

[Episode 31 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] The National Violence Prevention Hotline was inspired by real-life events in the United States. Amidst a scourge of school shootings, one school shooter in Georgia was stopped, not by a gun, but by the compassion of an innocent bystander. Some potentially lethal situations […]

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New to Grand Rapids? We can help with your adjustment.

Grand Rapids is Michigan’s second-largest city with world-class attractions. From upscale dining to year-round gardens, the city impresses thousands of visitors each year with its variety of attractions. For the last decade, the Grand Rapids area has witnessed high economic growth along with many people moving to West Michigan for […]

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Science, Love, and Infinite Mind with Stephen G. Post, PhD

Science, Love, and Infinite Mind with Stephen G. Post, PhD [Episode 35 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] Check out Paul Krauss MA LPC’s interview with Stephen G. Post, PhD as he tells of his personal story of growth and discusses much of his scientific research. After having a recurring dream […]

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What is Bibliotherapy?

“Bibliotherapy” may be a term that is unfamiliar to you, but it is a unique idea that has both historical and modern scientific support. The term “bibliotherapy” originated in 1916 and essentially means reading for therapy. The term was first used in an article called “A Literary Clinic” in The […]

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How to Survive Teen Addiction

How to Survive Teen Addiction (Alcohol and Drugs) [Episode 34 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] Paul Krauss, MA LPC interviews author Andrew Tennison, a mental health professional and author. Andrew talks about addiction and how to prevent this disease in adolescents. Andrew’s own son faced addiction, so he understands how […]

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