Counseling For College Students In Grand Rapids

The metro Grand Rapids Michigan (GR) area is home to over 1.07 million people–as it is the second-largest city in the State of Michigan. A large percentage of this number includes college students. If you are a college student in Grand Rapids, MI, you may be impressed with what the […]

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Telehealth Counseling Services Free For BCBS and BCN Members of Michigan

With all this bad news going around, wouldn’t it be nice to hear something positive? We’re here to tell you that there are free online counseling and telehealth services for all Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) and Blue Care Network (BCN) members. From April to July 1st, 2020, BCBS and […]

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On the Fence Regarding On-Line Counseling?

I’ll be honest.  When I first began offering on-line counseling a few years ago, I was a bit nervous.  I felt somewhat bewildered by the concept of it all and found myself wondering – How does on-line counseling work? Won’t this seem a bit awkward? Will people be able to […]

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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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Paul Krauss MA LPC is a featured guest on Shrink Rap Radio #652

Paul Krauss, MA  LPC was interviewed by Shrink Rap Radio host, Dr. David Van Nuys. Paul has been a long-time listener of the Shrink Rap Radio and credits the podcast for helping him find his creativity in the way he practices. In this episode, Dr. Dave interviews Paul about his […]

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Why do we have Trauma-Informed care?

Trauma-informed care is so important because it creates opportunities for individuals to regain control of their life and overcome mental health obstacles that otherwise inhibited their day to day life. It’s a strength-based framework that accentuates psychological, physical, and emotional safety.

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Meet Joshua Nave MA LLMSW!

Meet Joshua Nave MA LLMSW!

Meet Joshua Nave MA LLMSW My name is Joshua Nave, and I am one of the Trauma Therapists here at Health for Life Grand Rapids. I specialize in infant/toddler mental health (birth to 5), early childhood development, and child/adult trauma. The primary therapy interventions I utilize are: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma […]

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Meet Brendan Cole

Meet Brendan Cole

Meet Brendan Cole Hello, my name is Brendan Cole and I am one of the new Therapists located at Health for Life Grand Rapids. In this post I intend to share a little about myself and how I ended up in the field of Counseling! Before my career in Counseling was certain, I was a dedicated […]

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Internet Addiction

Internet Addiction

Internet Addiction: Pornography’s Detrimental Impacts on Life, Relationships, and the Brain By Brendan Cole Feeling like you have an internet or pornography addiction? Being able to recognize that there is a problem is the first step to any addiction recovery. What many do not realize is the extent to which […]

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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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