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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Dr. Foojan Zeine interviews Dr. Michael Yapko & Paul Krauss MA LPC

Dr. Foojan Zeine discusses our perception of reality and living in a way that accepts reality rather than our view of the way things should be. She interviews two psychotherapists, Dr. Michael Yapko and Paul Krauss MA LPC. The interview went live on KMET 1490 AM/ ABC New Radio (Handling […]

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Opening Your Heart and Awakening Your Soul to what Matters

Opening Your Heart and Awakening Your Soul to what Matters with Mark Nepo [Episode 42 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] Paul Krauss MA LPC had the privilege of speaking with Mark Nepo during the time of “Shelter in Place” in April 2020, thanks to the technology of ZOOM. Mark is […]

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Community Resources for Grand Rapids, MI for anyone dealing with stress, anxiety, frustration, etc.

Health for Life Grand Rapids has community resources for Grand Rapids and the greater Michigan area during this time. Our staff is answering our phone line 616-200-4433, live 9-5 pm (M-TH) from their homes. We can help get you connected to the right therapist for you. And if you need […]

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narcissistic abuse

Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse

Narcissistic personality disorder has gained popular recognition in recent years. As more people are becoming aware of this disorder, they can pinpoint narcissistic abuse that has happened to them. It is important to understand that breaking free from this type of abuse is especially challenging since abusers with narcissistic personality […]

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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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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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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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