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 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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Does Your Cycle Make You Feel Crazy?

Does Your Cycle Make You Feel Crazy?

Does Your Cycle Make You Feel Crazy? By Gaynel Nave, ND Do you feel crazy during your period? Do you ever experience an emotional roller coaster before or during your period? Do you experience increased anger or difficulty sleeping? If you answered yes to any of those questions you may be one […]

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The Normal Cycle

The Normal Menstrual Cycle

The Normal Menstrual Cycle By Gaynel Nave, ND As women we are told in various ways what to think, what to wear, how to feel and why something should matter. The messages are obvious and often subliminal. But what would happen if you were to challenge them? Not necessarily start a riot […]

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Neuro Emotional Technique, release pain and embrace peace.

Neuro Emotional Technique: A Pain Solution

Neuro Emotional Technique: A Pain Solution by Gaynel Nave, ND In my last post, we discussed psychosomatic pain and how mindfulness can help to reduce it. To understand that your emotions are not limited to your mind but affect your physiology (physical body) is empowering. In today’s post we will […]

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Meet Gaynel Nave, ND and Joshua Nave LLMSW at Health for Life Grand Rapids

Introducing: Gaynel Nave, ND and Myself (Joshua Nave)!

Hello, my name is Joshua Nave, and I am one of the new Therapists located at Health for Life Grand Rapids. In this short post, I thought I’d do a quick introduction about myself, my wife, and how we hope to bring about healing here in Grand Rapids. Let’s start […]

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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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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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Interviewing Paul Krauss

How is Health for Life Different?

How is Health for Life Different? This Week, Grand Valley State University student Ana, interviewed Health for Life’s Paul Krauss. Ana: Thank you for agreeing to answer my Questions. Paul Krauss MA LPC: Absolutely Ana. Ana: What services does Health for Life offer? Paul Krauss MA LPC: Well, we have […]

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