How to Support your Kids’ Mental Health this Summer

Believe it or not, it’s summer! The season we (usually) look forward to all year. Three shimmering months (that normally are) jam-packed with cabin trips, swimming pools, and late nights. But now that it’s finally here, some parents may find themselves scratching their heads wondering, “How do I support my […]

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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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Science, Love, and Infinite Mind with Stephen G. Post, PhD

Science, Love, and Infinite Mind with Stephen G. Post, PhD [Episode 35 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] Check out Paul Krauss MA LPC’s interview with Stephen G. Post, PhD as he tells of his personal story of growth and discusses much of his scientific research. After having a recurring dream […]

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Meet Joshua Nave MA LLMSW!

Meet Joshua Nave MA LLMSW!

Meet Joshua Nave MA LLMSW My name is Joshua Nave, and I am one of the Trauma Therapists here at Health for Life Grand Rapids. I specialize in infant/toddler mental health (birth to 5), early childhood development, and child/adult trauma. The primary therapy interventions I utilize are: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma […]

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The Enneagram Test

Introduction to the Enneagram Test

Introduction to the Enneagram Test By Bridget Nash MA LLPC This Enneagram intro summary may be helpful for people who have heard of it, but don’t know much about it, young adults who are looking for information that is more comprehensive than the occasional Instagram post, older adults who want to know […]

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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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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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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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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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Art, Mental Health, and a Living Philosophy with artist Doug Bale

Art, Mental Health, and a Living Philosophy

Art, Mental Health, and a Living Philosophy w/ Doug Bale [Episode 24 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] In this episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC and Doug Bale (a Phoenix-based artist and musician) engage in a long-form conversation. Topics they discuss include art and mental health and many different ways to […]

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