How to be an Effective Ally

Regardless of your individual perspective, background, or politics  –  the current conversation and world events surrounding unarmed black individuals being killed by the police is sure to cause all of us to feel some stress and leave us with unanswered questions. With all of the dialogue and news coverage of […]

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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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Coronavirus: How To Combat Negative Effects Of Stress

Coronavirus, specifically COVID-19, is a novel type of coronavirus that has taken the globe by surprise. Listed as a “pandemic,” this virus can be easily spread from person to person and cause symptoms such as fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. While it seems that the virus is most dangerous […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Just Ask “The Question” (Prevent Suicide)

Just Ask “the Question.” For the year 2015, The American Association of Suicidology listed the total” suicides completed in our nation was 44,193”. Those deaths “affected 147 per person”, totaling to an average of “6.5 million people” affected by the suicide of someone close to them. That is a staggering […]

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