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Fostering Effective Communication: Communication Styles

Fostering Effective Communication: Communication Styles By Joshua Nave LLMSW Have you ever found yourself wondering why other’s don’t talk the way you do?  Have you ever found yourself saying, “If they just talked this way, we would have such a easier time talking.”   Well today I hope this blog can […]

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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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Understanding your young child: part 2

Understanding Your Young Child: Part 2

Understanding Your Young Child: Part 2 by Joshua Nave LLMSW “Why is he/she acting like that?”  In part two, we are going to take a deeper look into why children “misbehave” and where some of the symptoms of “acting out” are originating from.  In our previous post, we discussed a […]

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Fostering Effective Communication

Fostering Effective Communication: An Introduction

Fostering Effective Communication: An Introduction by Joshua Nave LLMSW “I never said that!” I start this blog today with one of the most common phrases I have heard in relationships, whether that is couples, parents and children, friends, or even sometimes with people at work. One of the biggest truths […]

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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 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 […]

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Why I write myself love notes

Why I write myself Love Notes

Why I write myself Love Notes Like so much of the world, therapists are not immune to the temptations of negative self-talk and experiences. Many of us know the science, we intellectualize, and then like many succomm to rough days or past experiences and fall into the trap of negative […]

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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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Depression in Men

Depression in Men is a Public Health Crisis

REPORT: “Depression in Men is a Public Health Crisis” by Paul Krauss MA LPC If you have lived in the United States in the last 100 years you are surely familiar with the fact that many men live with depression and “don’t want to talk about it.” Many men in […]

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Are you feeling SAD?

Are you feeling SAD?

Are you feeling SAD? The leaves are falling. Hour by hour the days are getting shorter. Gray is filling the sky. These are all signs of winter. While some love the season, many suffer from SAD. SAD stands for Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is a temporary mood disorder that’s characterized [...] Read More



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