The Loneliness Epidemic and Implications for Mental and Physical Health with J.W. Freiburg

[Episode 45 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Dr. J.W. Freiberg about his work as a Social Psychologist and Lawyer and his expertise on the topic of loneliness. Dr. Freiberg says that there are two different types of lonely people: those who are isolated, and also […]

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Exploring the Physiology of Trauma, Mental Health, and Dysautonomia with Dr. Robert Rhoton

[Episode 44 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast] Paul Krauss MA LPC talks with Dr. Robert Rhoton about the physiology of trauma. Dr. Rhoton is the CEO of the Arizona Trauma Institute and has experience as a supervisor, professor, and collaborator. His knowledge of developmental trauma has been a great contribution […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and in 2020 we need to remember this more than ever. Social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the mental health of almost half the U.S. population. Whether due to isolation, job loss stress, or apprehension, the coronavirus pandemic is impacting […]

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Balancing the darkness with the light during the virus outbreak and quarantine with Dr. Karthik Ramanan

[Episode 43 of The Intentional Clinician] Paul Krauss MA LPC and Dr. Karthik Ramanan discuss the importance of maintaining mental health during the current quarantine situation due to COVID-19. Depression and anxiety have been common responses to the pandemic, and many people have a grief response to the situation. Paul […]

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10 Ways To Protect Your Mental Health While Social Distancing

After almost a month of social distancing, we are starting to feel the toll that the quarantine taking on our mental health. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced us to slow down and be more isolated than usual, but there are some things we can do to combat the various […]

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I Hate Video Games

Not really. But if the title got your attention, this article might be a good read for you. Similarly, you’re probably not reading this for a video games history lesson so I am going to cut right to the main points I will be talking about today: the cognitive benefits […]

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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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How to Cope with the Anxiety, Fear, Panic, Frustration, Disruption, and Stress from the Coronavirus

How to Cope with the Anxiety, Fear, Panic, Frustration, Disruption, and Stress from the Coronavirus (Covid-19) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (And a Meditation Exercise) [Episode 41 of the Intentional Clinician] Paul Krauss MA LPC discusses the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in terms of its effects on our mental Health. Many […]

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On Anxiety, Control, Change, and the Unpredictability of the Future

[Episode 36 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast] Paul Krauss MA LPC shares some of his thoughts on topics relating to anxiety, control, change, and the unpredictability of the future. He discusses anxiety about outcomes that are looming, but not necessarily certain. When we worry about these circumstances, we are seeking […]

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Self-Care in the Gray Months

Harsh winter weather is no stranger to West Michigan. During this time, many individuals find themselves feeling more stressed and “down”. The lack of sunshine can interfere with the body’s circadian rhythms. You may find that your melatonin levels increase, making you more sleepy, and your serotonin levels decrease, making […]

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