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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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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What to expect when in EMDR therapy.

EMDR: What to Expect

EMDR What to Expect by Joshua Nave, LLMSW Hello everyone!  In my previous post, I mentioned that my patients frequently asked what EMDR was, and though the previous post does well in answering this question, some of you may still be asking, “Well how do you do any of that?” […]

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overcoming dormant and present traumas with EMDR therapy Grand Rapids

Overcoming dormant and present traumas with EMDR Therapy

Overcoming dormant and present traumas with EMDR Therapy by Joshua Nave LLMSW “What is EMDR and how does it work?” Of all the therapies I have used to work with clients and their families, I have been questioned about EMDR the most. In this blog, I’ll take a little bit […]

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Meet Dr. Gaynel Nave ND and Joshua Nave LLMSW at Health for Life Grand Rapids

Introducing: Dr. Nave and Myself (Joshua Nave)!

Hello, my name is Joshua Nave, and I am one of the new Therapists located at Health for Life Grand Rapids. In this short post, I thought I’d do a quick introduction about myself, my wife, and how we hope to bring about healing here in Grand Rapids. Let’s start […]

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Why I write myself love notes

Why I write myself Love Notes

Why I write myself Love Notes Like so much of the world, therapists are not immune to the temptations of negative self-talk and experiences. Many of us know the science, we intellectualize, and then like many succomm to rough days or past experiences and fall into the trap of negative […]

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Understanding Your Young Child by Joshua Nave LLMSW

Understanding Your Young Child

Understanding Your Young Child By Joshua Nave LLMSW “She’s so funny sometimes. I know she’s only 2, but sometimes, she reminds me of a little adult!” How many times have you heard this or even thought this yourself in reference to a child? As adults, we often like to believe […]

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Learn more about ways for men to mindful

Manly Mindfulness (Part One)

Manly Mindfulness (Part One) By The Manly Counselor Tell me if this sounds familiar. You are told by a friend that they practice mindfulness and you wonder to yourself “what does that mean?”. Then you talk to that friend again and they explain that they go to Yoga three times […]

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