What is Trauma-Informed Care and Counseling? What are Trauma Specific Interventions? And Introducing The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids [Episode 25]

What is Trauma-Informed Care and Counseling?

What is Trauma-Informed Counseling and Healthcare? [Episode 25 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] Listen to Paul Krauss MA LPC discuss the many aspects of trauma-informed counseling and healthcare. Paul talks about frequently asked questions that he has heard regarding trauma-informed care. Some of the questions discussed in this episode are: […]

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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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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 emotional neglect

3 indicators of Childhood Emotional Neglect

3 indicators that your life may be affected by Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jen Belmonte, LMSW Note these two examples of Childhood Emotional Neglect, written by a Grand Rapids therapist: Melanie finds her mind wandering while driving home from work.  Her company has been undergoing significant changes, she hasn’t been […]

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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

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



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 […]

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Somatic Experiencing Therapy

What is Somatic Experiencing Therapy?

What is Somatic Experiencing Therapy? by John Curphey, MDiv MA LMFT Before we get into the topic of Somatic Experiencing Therapy, I want to discuss parenting and emotions as a preparation. Parenting can be tough today. Sometimes children seem defiant. It takes the right “touch” as a parent to find that […]

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What is Trauma, PTSD, and EMDR? A podcast by Paul Krauss MA LPC (the intentional clinician)

What is Trauma, PTSD, and EMDR therapy?

Trauma, PTSD, Recovery from trauma, cultural trauma, EMDR therapy, and other treatments. [Episode 13 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] Paul Krauss MA LPC has a new podcast you can listen to for free. He discusses the following topics: trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, EMDR therapy, trauma-informed treatment, recovery from trauma and […]

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