Meet Joshua Nave MA LLMSW!

Meet Joshua Nave MA LLMSW!

Meet Joshua Nave MA LLMSW My name is Joshua Nave, and I am one of the Trauma Therapists here at Health for Life Grand Rapids. I specialize in infant/toddler mental health (birth to 5), early childhood development, and child/adult trauma. The primary therapy interventions I utilize are: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma […]

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Meet Brendan Cole

Meet Brendan Cole

Meet Brendan Cole Hello, my name is Brendan Cole and I am one of the new Therapists located at Health for Life Grand Rapids. In this post I intend to share a little about myself and how I ended up in the field of Counseling! Before my career in Counseling was certain, I was a dedicated […]

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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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Yoga as well as mindfulness and trauma

Mindfulness & Trauma

Practicing Mindfulness To Advance Recovery By The Health For Life Staff Mindfulness has been increasing in popularity over the last few years, but many people are not sure what mindfulness really is. Mindfulness has been around for hundreds of years as it is one of the regular, meditative practices in […]

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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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The Intentional Clinician

Reflections on Ten Years of Providing Psychotherapy (Part 2) [Episode 21 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast]

Welcome to Part Two: Reflections on Ten years of Providing Psychotherapy by Paul Krauss MA LPC. Reflections on my experiences with different modalities of therapy and their implications. Paul Krauss MA LPC spends this solo episode discussing his experience in the field of counseling psychology. Paul Krauss discusses how the […]

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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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The Intentional Clinician, Episode 20

Ten Years of Providing Psychotherapy (Part 1)

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



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 Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trained, and we have one therapist that is trained in Somatic [...] Read More



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