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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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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Dr. Bruce Perry M.D., Ph.D’s Neurosequential Model on the Intentional Clinician Podcast

Learning about Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model

Learning about Dr. Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D’s Neurosequential Model with Randy Webb, LPC, LMHC [Episode 23 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] Have you heard of the Neurosequential Model that has been created by Dr. Bruce Perry M.D., Ph. D.? It sounds complicated, but it is actually easier to understand that […]

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childhood emotional neglect

3 indicators of Childhood Emotional Neglect

3 indicators that your life may be affected by Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jen Belmonte, LMSW Note these two examples of Childhood Emotional Neglect, written by a Grand Rapids therapist: Melanie finds her mind wandering while driving home from work.  Her company has been undergoing significant changes, she hasn’t been […]

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