Growing up “Black” in the United States, Fear, Empathy, and more with Chris Blount

Growing up “Black” in the United States

Growing up “Black” in the United States, Fear, Empathy, and more with Chris Blount Episode 29 of The Intentional Clinician Paul Krauss MA LPC and Chris Blount discuss his experiences growing up as a male, African-American individual in the United States. Chris talks about growing up in the African-American community, […]

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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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How to End Self-Criticism with Dr. Karthik Ramanan

How to End Self-Criticism with Dr. Karthik Ramanan (plus more on EMDR Therapy)

How to End Self-Criticism with Dr. Karthik Ramanan (plus more on EMDR Therapy) [Episode 28] The Intentional Clinician Paul Krauss MA LPC and Dr. Karthik Ramanan talk about Dr.K’s passion for working with people and working to help them end self-criticism. Dr. Karthik Ramanan discusses many techniques he utilizes with […]

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Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion with Sivie Suckerman, LMHC

Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion

Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion with Sivie Suckerman, LMHC Episode 27 In episode 27 of The Intentional Clinician, Paul Krauss MA LPC talks with Sivie Suckerman LMHC about Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion. Sivie discusses how to gain the ability to observe one’s experiences with both kindness and curiosity. Sivie and Paul talk about […]

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The Normal Cycle

The Normal Menstrual Cycle

The Normal Menstrual Cycle By Dr. Gaynel Nave ND As women we are told in various ways what to think, what to wear, how to feel and why something should matter. The messages are obvious and often subliminal. But what would happen if you were to challenge them? Not necessarily start a […]

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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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Rock vs. Clay

Rock vs. Clay

Rock vs. Clay By Bridget Nash MA LLPC Anxiety is one of the most common issues I see in teens and young adults. I had a ten-year-old in my office recently who was struggling with some pretty severe anxiety—especially around school. I wanted to help her conceptualize her anxiety in a […]

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Fighting the Media’s Attempt to Dysregulate Us

Fighting the Media’s Attempt to Dysregulate Us

Fighting the Media’s Attempt to Dysregulate Us By The Manly Counselor Part Three of Media Consumption and Body Dysregulation One day I remember I was driving down the highway with a friend of mine and we were discussing what makes a billboard so effective at getting people to pull off 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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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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