Neuro Emotional Technique, release pain and embrace peace.

Neuro Emotional Technique: A Pain Solution

Neuro Emotional Technique: A Pain Solution by Dr. Gaynel Nave, ND In my last post, we discussed psychosomatic pain and how mindfulness can help to reduce it. To understand that your emotions are not limited to your mind but affect your physiology (physical body) is empowering. In today’s post we […]

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

Learning about Dr. Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D’s Neurosequential Model [Episode 23 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast]

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 that your life may be affected by 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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New Year Goal or New Year Mantra?

New Year Goal or New Year Mantra?

New Year Goal or New Year Mantra? by Nicole Vega, LMSW Anyone else feel like 2018 kicked their butt when it came to their goals? Maybe you had a goal to lose some weight, maybe your goal was to change careers, or maybe your goal was to beat the battle […]

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The Manly Counselor

Introducing: The Manly Counselor

There is a clear problem today in America with suicide being one of the top ten causes of death (1) for men in America. Suicide grows to being one of the top three causes of death between the ages of 10-45 (2) which is a staggering thought that one of [...] Read More



men in therapy

Men in Therapy: What does it mean?

Men in Therapy: What does it mean? by John Curphey, MDiv MA LMFT There has been a major shift for men in our culture. In a previous generation, it was considered wise to “cut off” from your emotional self. In fact, for some, it was seen as a strength to be […]

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the bruise under my toenail by Paul Krauss MA LPC

The bruise under my toenail

The bruise under my toenail By Paul Krauss MA LPC As you can see in the picture, I have a bruise under my toenail. The marker of the bruise under my toenail is almost gone, and in a few weeks my nail will have grown and pushed the mark to […]

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emotional health and counseling

Emotional Health

Emotional Health We make appointments for the dentist, the doctor, the hair salon and even to make sure our immunizations are up to date, but there seems to be a roadblock to make the appointment for an Emotional Health check-up. In a recent article by FamilyDoctor.org they discussed this very […]

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benefits of self esteem grand rapids, MI

You want me to love myself? I don’t even like myself!

You want me to love myself?  I don’t even like myself! The Benefits of Self Esteem Everyone always says you have to love yourself before others can love you. Loving others seems to come natural. But to love myself? Really? Now that might be a challenge. Naturally, our level of […]

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grief counseling in grand rapids, MI

You can’t just “get over it.” Grief Counseling is important.

Grief isn’t something you can “Just Get Over Quickly." Why grief counseling is important. We’ve all heard someone say: “They should be over it by now.”, “She should start getting rid of his clothes”, “It was only a pet for goodness sake”, “Honestly, she had been sick and suffering, she’s [...] Read More



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