EMDR Therapy

An Introduction to EMDR Therapy

An Introduction to EMDR Therapy by Nicole Vega, LMSW      Brought to you by popular demand, I am here today to talk to you about about EMDR, which is a therapy platform that I have been recently trained in. I think it is fantastic and it might be […]

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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         What are authentic conversations? So much of mainstream culture focuses on so-called “surface talk”: What […]

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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



The Intentional Clinician, Episode 20

Reflections on Ten Years of Providing Psychotherapy (Part 1) [Episode 20 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast]

Reflections on Ten Years of Providing Psychotherapy (Part 1) [Episode 20 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast] Paul Krauss MA LPC reflects on his ten years of providing psychotherapy. Paul has worked  in a variety of different roles as he has provided therapy to people from diverse populations and socioeconomic demographics. […]

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why is anxiety on the rise

Why is Anxiety on the Rise?

Why is Anxiety on the Rise?  By Nicole Vega LMSW, CHC As someone who has been working in the mental health field for over a decade, one trend I have noticed is that anxiety is on the rise. With all the advancements in medications, therapies, and access to information one [...] Read More



What is ADD/ADHD

What is Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder?

What is Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder? Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) involve persistent inattention or hyperactivity interfering with functioning for 6 months or longer. This condition usually begins to be seen before the age of 12. Main Symptoms There are two main symptom groups involved […]

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Meet Sarah

Meet Clinical Health Coach Sarah Bramstedt, M.Ed., CHHC

From the desk of Coach Sarah: “Being healthy shouldn’t have to be hard.” This is what I had read online by a website trying to sell me a one-size-fits-all program. This is what we are subconsciously told everywhere we look--eat clean, exercise more...practice self-care… it’s simple. But what if it [...] 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



Surviving Human Trafficking and What's Next w/ Joyce Haskett and Jeremy Norwood (Episode 19)

Human Trafficking: A Story of Survival

Surviving Human Trafficking and What’s Next w/ Joyce Haskett and Jeremy Norwood [Episode 19 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] In this episode, a survivor of Human Trafficking tells her story. Joyce Haskett tells of the low lows of the abuse she suffered while being trafficked as well as her miraculous [...] Read More



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