I Don't Go to Counseling

“I Don’t Go to Counseling!”

“I Don’t Go to Counseling!” Part One By The Manly Counselor I remember one time talking to a male friend of mine about counseling and he informed me that “I think going to counseling and talking about your feelings is weird and not something men should do”. I found this to be […]

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Rock vs. Clay

Rock vs. Clay

Rock vs. Clay By Bridget Nash MA LLPC Anxiety is one of the most common issues I see in teens and young adults. I had a ten-year-old in my office recently who was struggling with some pretty severe anxiety—especially around school. I wanted to help her conceptualize her anxiety in a […]

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Fighting the Media’s Attempt to Dysregulate Us

Fighting the Media’s Attempt to Dysregulate Us

Fighting the Media’s Attempt to Dysregulate Us By The Manly Counselor Part Three of Media Consumption and Body Dysregulation One day I remember I was driving down the highway with a friend of mine and we were discussing what makes a billboard so effective at getting people to pull off the […]

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What are Feelings?

What are feelings?

What are feelings? By Bridget Nash MA LLPC As a counselor, I talk about emotions with people a lot. But what are they? It’s a tough question. On the surface, it seems self-explanatory. Emotions are feelings. But what is it really? Well, a feeling is something you feel. But feel how? How […]

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An Interview With Kent Dobson

An Interview With Kent Dobson

An Interview With Kent Dobson [Episode 26 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast] In this episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Kent Dobson regarding practical applications, philosophy, and practices for self-reflection and exploration. They also discussed his own personal transformation and story. Paul and Kent also discuss Kent’s current work, that entails […]

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How the Media Convinces Us to Buy Stuff We Don’t Want

How the Media Convinces Us to Buy Stuff We Don’t Want

How the Media Convinces Us to Buy Stuff We Don’t Want By The Manly Counselor Part two of Media Consumption and Body Dysregulation One day I was sitting at home watching TV when it went to commercial break.  The first commercial that came on was for a fast food restaurant […]

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How Can I Help Someone Struggling with a Mental Health Issue When I'm Not?

How Can I Help Someone with a Mental Health Issue?

How Can I Help Someone Struggling with a Mental Health Issue When I’m Not? By Bridget Nash MA LLPC It can be extremely difficult to watch a friend or family member struggle with a mental or emotional issue, especially when you can’t identify with their pain. Even with the best […]

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Learn about the four communication styles to foster your skills.

Fostering Effective Communication: Communication Styles

Fostering Effective Communication: Communication Styles By Joshua Nave LLMSW Have you ever found yourself wondering why other’s don’t talk the way you do?  Have you ever found yourself saying, “If they just talked this way, we would have such a easier time talking.”   Well today I hope this blog can […]

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What is Trauma-Informed Care and Counseling? What are Trauma Specific Interventions? And Introducing The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids [Episode 25]

What is Trauma-Informed Care and Counseling?

What is Trauma-Informed Counseling and Healthcare? [Episode 25 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] Listen to Paul Krauss MA LPC discuss the many aspects of trauma-informed counseling and healthcare. Paul talks about frequently asked questions that he has heard regarding trauma-informed care. Some of the questions discussed in this episode are: […]

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Understanding your young child: part 2

Understanding Your Young Child: Part 2

Understanding Your Young Child: Part 2 by Joshua Nave LLMSW “Why is he/she acting like that?”  In part two, we are going to take a deeper look into why children “misbehave” and where some of the symptoms of “acting out” are originating from.  In our previous post, we discussed a […]

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