Yoga as well as mindfulness and trauma

Mindfulness & Trauma

Practicing Mindfulness To Advance Recovery By The Health For Life Staff Mindfulness has been increasing in popularity over the last few years, but many people are not sure what mindfulness really is. Mindfulness has been around for hundreds of years as it is one of the regular, meditative practices in […]

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EMDR Therapy and Trauma-Informed Counseling Interview with Paul Krauss, MA, LPC

EMDR Therapy and Trauma-Informed Counseling Interview with Paul Krauss, MA, LPC

EMDR Therapy and Trauma-Informed Counseling Interview with Paul Krauss, MA, LPC In this video interview: Dr. Karthik Ramanan and Paul Krauss MA LPC talk about EMDR Therapy and Trauma-Informed Counseling. Paul has made it his mission to bring trauma-informed counseling practices to Grand Rapids, Michigan after noticing a lack of […]

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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?” […]

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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 […]

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

Introducing: Gaynel Nave, ND 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained, and we have one therapist that is trained in Somatic [...] Read More



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