Growing up “Black” in the United States, Fear, Empathy, and more with Chris Blount

Growing up “Black” in the United States

Growing up “Black” in the United States, Fear, Empathy, and more with Chris Blount Episode 29 of The Intentional Clinician Paul Krauss MA LPC and Chris Blount discuss his experiences growing up as a male, African-American individual in the United States. Chris talks about growing up in the African-American community, […]

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Meet Brendan Cole

Meet Brendan Cole

Meet Brendan Cole Hello, my name is Brendan Cole and I am one of the new Therapists located at Health for Life Grand Rapids. In this post I intend to share a little about myself and how I ended up in the field of Counseling! Before my career in Counseling was certain, I was a dedicated […]

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Internet Addiction

Internet Addiction

Internet Addiction: Pornography’s Detrimental Impacts on Life, Relationships, and the Brain By Brendan Cole Feeling like you have an internet or pornography addiction? Being able to recognize that there is a problem is the first step to any addiction recovery. What many do not realize is the extent to which […]

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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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Mindfulness & Trauma

Practicing Mindfulness To Advance Recovery By The Health For Life Staff Mindfulness has been increasing in popularity as of late, but has been around for hundreds of years as it is one of the regular meditative practices in Buddhism (Bremner et al, 2017; Thompson, Arnkoff, & Glass, 2011, p. 221). […]

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EMDR Therapy Explained

EMDR Explained

EMDR Therapy Explained With Paul Krauss MA LPC and Joshua Nave MA LLMSW EMDR Therapy Explained by Paul Krauss and Joshua Nave at Health for Life Grand Rapids   Paul: “Alright Joshua, I’m really glad to have you here in my office at Health for Life Grand Rapids. We’re going […]

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EMDR Therapy and Trauma-Informed Counseling Interview with Paul Krauss, MA, LPC

EMDR Therapy and Trauma-Informed Counseling Interview with Paul Krauss, MA, LPC

EMDR Therapy and Trauma-Informed Counseling Interview with Paul Krauss, MA, LPC In this video interview: Dr. Karthik Ramanan and Paul Krauss MA LPC talk about EMDR Therapy and Trauma-Informed Counseling. Paul has made it his mission to bring trauma-informed counseling practices to Grand Rapids, Michigan after noticing a lack of […]

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Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion with Sivie Suckerman, LMHC

Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion

Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion with Sivie Suckerman, LMHC Episode 27 In episode 27 of The Intentional Clinician, Paul Krauss MA LPC talks with Sivie Suckerman LMHC about Mindfulness Based Self-Compassion. Sivie discusses how to gain the ability to observe one’s experiences with both kindness and curiosity. Sivie and Paul talk about […]

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I Don't Go to Counseling

“I Don’t Go to Counseling!”

“I Don’t Go to Counseling!” Part One By The Manly Counselor I remember one time talking to a male friend of mine about counseling and he informed me that “I think going to counseling and talking about your feelings is weird and not something men should do”. I found this to be […]

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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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