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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Fighting the Media’s Attempt to Dysregulate Us

Fighting the Media’s Attempt to Dysregulate Us

Fighting the Media’s Attempt to Dysregulate Us By The Manly Counselor Part Three of Media Consumption and Body Dysregulation One day I remember I was driving down the highway with a friend of mine and we were discussing what makes a billboard so effective at getting people to pull off the […]

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How the Media Convinces Us to Buy Stuff We Don’t Want

How the Media Convinces Us to Buy Stuff We Don’t Want

How the Media Convinces Us to Buy Stuff We Don’t Want By The Manly Counselor Part two of Media Consumption and Body Dysregulation One day I was sitting at home watching TV when it went to commercial break.  The first commercial that came on was for a fast food restaurant […]

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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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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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Childhood Trauma is a Public Health Crisis

Childhood Trauma is a Public Health Crisis

According to recent sociological, psychological, and physical health studies, public health officials are beginning to identify the short-term and long-term effects of childhood trauma and traumic experiences can be as serious as the outbreak of a disease, such as influenza or Hepatitis A. In fact, the scientific and sociological evidence […]

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New Year Goal or New Year Mantra?

New Year Goal or New Year Mantra?

New Year Goal or New Year Mantra? Anyone else feel like 2018 kicked their butt when it came to their goals? Maybe you had a new year goal to lose some weight, maybe your goal was to change careers, or maybe your goal was to beat the battle with depression […]

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EMDR Therapy

An Introduction to EMDR Therapy

An Introduction to EMDR Therapy 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 you ought to consider if you are […]

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Let's Get Deep

Let’s Get Deep

Let’s get deep. By Paul Krauss MA LPC Loneliness does not come from having no people around you, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to you. — Carl Jung Authentic Conversations What are authentic conversations? So much of mainstream culture focuses on so-called “surface talk”: […]

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