What to expect when in EMDR therapy.

EMDR: What to Expect

EMDR: What to Expect by Joshua Nave, LLMSW Hello everyone!  In my previous post, I mentioned that my patients frequently asked what EMDR was, and though the previous post does well in answering this question, some of you may still be asking, “Well how do you do any of that?” […]

Read More



overcoming dormant and present traumas with EMDR therapy Grand Rapids

Overcoming dormant and present traumas with EMDR Therapy

Overcoming dormant and present traumas with EMDR Therapy by Joshua Nave LLMSW “What is EMDR and how does it work?” Of all the therapies I have used to work with clients and their families, I have been questioned about EMDR the most. In this blog, I’ll take a little bit […]

Read More



Meet Dr. Gaynel Nave ND and Joshua Nave LLMSW at Health for Life Grand Rapids

Introducing: Dr. Nave and Myself (Joshua Nave)!

Hello, my name is Joshua Nave, and I am one of the new Therapists located at Health for Life Grand Rapids. In this short post, I thought I’d do a quick introduction about myself, my wife, and how we hope to bring about healing here in Grand Rapids. Let’s start […]

Read More



Understanding Your Young Child by Joshua Nave LLMSW

Understanding Your Young Child

Understanding Your Young Child By Joshua Nave LLMSW “She’s so funny sometimes. I know she’s only 2, but sometimes, she reminds me of a little adult!” How many times have you heard this or even thought this yourself in reference to a child? As adults, we often like to believe […]

Read More



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 […]

Read More



Childhood Trauma is a Public Health Crisis

Childhood Trauma is a Public Health Crisis

According to recent sociological, psychological, and physical health studies, public health officials are beginning to identify the short-term and long-term effects of childhood trauma and traumic experiences can be as serious as the outbreak of a disease, such as influenza or Hepatitis A. In fact, the scientific and sociological evidence […]

Read More



EMDR Therapy

An Introduction to EMDR Therapy

An Introduction to EMDR Therapy by Nicole Vega, LMSW      Brought to you by popular demand, I am here today to talk to you about EMDR, which is a therapy platform that I have been recently trained in. I think it is fantastic and it might be something […]

Read More



EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy

EMDR Therapy in Grand Rapids, MI Health for Life Grand Rapids is a trauma-informed integrative counseling and health center in West Michigan. All of our staff is trauma-informed and trained, multiple counselors are EMDR trained, and we have one therapist that is trained in Somatic Experiencing Technique. Eye Movement Desensitization [...] Read More



Interviewing Paul Krauss

How is Health for Life Different?

How is Health for Life Different? This Week, Grand Valley State University student Ana, interviewed Health for Life’s Paul Krauss. Ana: Thank you for agreeing to answer my Questions. Paul Krauss MA LPC: Absolutely Ana. Ana: What services does Health for Life offer? Paul Krauss MA LPC: Well, we have […]

Read More



Trauma and PTSD

What You Need to Know about PTSD & Trauma

What You Need to Know about PTSD & Trauma Have you been suffering from PTSD or Trauma? If you have experienced trauma, witnessed trauma, learned of violent trauma done to loved ones, or experienced any of the symptoms below for one month or longer and, as a result are suffering […]

Read More



Older »