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



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



Substance Abuse

Substance Use Disorder

Are you or someone you know suffering from a Substance Use Disorder? If you use more substance than you intend too, have failed to cut back from substances, or spend excessive time in obtaining, using, or recovering from substance use– you may be suffering from a substance use disorder. It […]

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The story of Francis Assisi and the current zeitgeist

The story of Francis of Assisi and its relevance to the current zeitgeist w/ Rafe Adams [Episode 18 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] In this episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC invites Rafe Adams to tell the story of Francis of Assisi. You’re bound to enjoy his telling of this tale. […]

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post partum depression

Post Partum Depression

Post Partum Depression With all the hormonal changes after childbirth “baby blues” can be normal, but if symptoms last more than 2 weeks you may be a part of the 15% of mothers that have a more severe form of depression. There are many symptoms that could indicate you are […]

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Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms, Relief, and More

Bipolar Disorder: Symptoms, Relief, and More What’s bipolar disorder? Euphoric (or extremely elevated) or irritable mood and increased energy or activity for one week (or more) that displays 3 out of 7 symptoms of Mania including social or work impairment, followed by one-two weeks of a depressive episode. Usually, depressive […]

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health for life grand rapids one year birthday

Health for Life GR Celebrates One Year Anniversary

June 2018 represents one year of Health for Life being a part of the Grand Rapids and greater West Michigan community. We are thrilled to have a dedicated team of seven clinicians to serve you. These include five trauma-informed and highly specialized counselors (psychotherapists), a Naturopathic Physician, and a Clinical [...] Read More



Why we need a National Violence Prevention Hotline

Why we need a National Violence Prevention Hotline [Episode 16 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast]   Communication is a powerful tool. It has the power to affect our moods, relationships, and perceptions. Being able to talk through a situation has ended wars, fights, and given people peace in many situations. […]

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what is generalized anxiety disorder and what you can do about it.

What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Wondering if you are suffering from anxiety?       Anxiety: Have you found yourself excessively worrying most days? Has this been occurring for 6 months or longer? Does it interfere with work, daily activities, or social functions? If you answered Yes to all three questions you may have anxiety.       […]

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