What is Trauma-Informed Care and Counseling? What are Trauma Specific Interventions? And Introducing The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids [Episode 25]

What is Trauma-Informed Care and Counseling?

What is Trauma-Informed Counseling and Healthcare? [Episode 25 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] Listen to Paul Krauss MA LPC discuss the many aspects of trauma-informed counseling and healthcare. Paul talks about frequently asked questions that he has heard regarding trauma-informed care. Some of the questions discussed in this episode are: […]

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Understanding your young child: part 2

Understanding Your Young Child: Part 2

Understanding Your Young Child: Part 2 by Joshua Nave LLMSW “Why is he/she acting like that?”  In part two, we are going to take a deeper look into why children “misbehave” and where some of the symptoms of “acting out” are originating from.  In our previous post, we discussed a […]

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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 EMDR, which is a therapy platform that I have been recently trained in. I think it is fantastic and it might be something […]

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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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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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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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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



Substance Abuse

Substance Use Disorder

Are you or someone you know suffering from a Substance Use Disorder? If you use more substance than you intend too, have failed to cut back from substances, or spend excessive time in obtaining, using, or recovering from substance use– you may be suffering from a substance use disorder. It […]

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The story of Francis Assisi and the current zeitgeist

The story of Francis of Assisi and its relevance to the current zeitgeist w/ Rafe Adams [Episode 18 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast] In this episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC invites Rafe Adams to tell the story of Francis of Assisi. You’re bound to enjoy his telling of this tale. […]

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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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