Counseling For College Students In Grand Rapids

The metro Grand Rapids Michigan (GR) area is home to over 1.07 million people–as it is the second-largest city in the State of Michigan. A large percentage of this number includes college students. If you are a college student in Grand Rapids, MI, you may be impressed with what the […]

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10 Ways To Protect Your Mental Health While Social Distancing

After almost a month of social distancing, we are starting to feel the toll that the quarantine taking on our mental health. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced us to slow down and be more isolated than usual, but there are some things we can do to combat the various […]

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Depression in Grand Rapids, MI

The word “depression” has become an integral part of the American vocabulary, and it is no wonder since depression rates are on the rise. Between 2016 and 2017, depression rates increased by 18%. Recently, a study found that Grand Rapids, MI has the highest rate of depression compared to other […]

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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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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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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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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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