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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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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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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What are Feelings?

What are feelings?

What are feelings? By Bridget Nash MA LLPC As a counselor, I talk about emotions with people a lot. But what are they? It’s a tough question. On the surface, it seems self-explanatory. Emotions are feelings. But what is it really? Well, a feeling is something you feel. But feel how? How […]

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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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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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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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Grand Rapids Counselor, a health care resource for the people Grand Rapids, MI

A New Health Care Resource for Grand Rapids, Michigan

The team at Health for Life Grand Rapids has created an easy to use website for the people of Grand Rapids called www.GrandRapidsCounselor.com . This website provides a mobile-phone and tablet friendly overview of all the Counselors, Naturopathic Doctors, and Hypnotherapists at Health for Life Grand Rapids providing many different […]

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