The Intentional Clinician: Psychology and Philosophy
What is Ecotherapy and Ecopsychology?  with Dr. James Liter, Ph.D. [Episode 76]

What is Ecotherapy and Ecopsychology? with Dr. James Liter, Ph.D. [Episode 76]

December 1, 2021

Dr. James Liter, Ph. D. visits the Intentional Clinician Podcast and talks with Paul Krauss MA LPC many aspects of Ecotherapy and Ecopsychology. If you have any interest in how the natural world and ecopsychological concepts intersect, then this episode is a good starting point.

Also Discussed: oikos, psyche, logos, relationship to habitat, the unconscious, climate change, eco-grief, How ecotherapy is like and not like traditional counseling or therapy, why people may want to try out ecotherapy, why we need natural experiences to develop into full human beings, the reasons people try out ecopsychology, Carl Jung, transference, counter-transference, humans as part of nature and more.

The multifaceted angles of ecotherapy: I want to get more connected to myself and the natural world, I wanted an alternative to counseling, How ecotherapy could be beneficial in addition to traditional psychotherapy.

How can someone access facilitated ecotherapy? Contact Dr. James Liter, Ph. D.

Dr. James Liter, Ph.D. has been facilitating nature-based archetypal experiences and integration around the world for many years. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Grand Valley State and a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, where he also completed his certification in Ecopsychology. His doctoral research provides a foundation for an archetypally patterned ecotherapy integrating different approaches into a regenerative relationship to the entire Earth community. He has been a guest lecturer at Grand Valley State University on topics such as shamanic traditions, Jungian art and aesthetics, world mythology, and the hero’s journey. He is the author of the upcoming Hilltending Notebooks, a series of ebooks on nurturing health and wellness in our relationship to the Earth. His previous publications include several journal essays, the collection of poetry A Language We Once Knew, and the photography for Jason Kirkey’s Estuaries.

Are you a parent of an adult that is having major difficulties? Is there conflict in your family about how much help to give your adult child?

 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, an Approved EMDRIA Consultant, host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

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 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"Heart's Core" from Rasa Dance by Steve Roach (Spotify)

Integrative Cardiology and Mental Health with Dr. Dave Johnson, MD FACC (Grand Rapids, MI) [Episode 75]

Integrative Cardiology and Mental Health with Dr. Dave Johnson, MD FACC (Grand Rapids, MI) [Episode 75]

November 14, 2021

In this episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC explores multiple approaches to health, including Integrative Cardiology with Dr. Dave Johnson, MD FACC.

Dave Johnson, MD is a board-certified cardiologist with over two decades of clinical experience in cardiovascular medicine and one of only a few cardiologists formally trained in integrative medicine. As a result, Dr. Johnson not only recognizes the value of medical innovation, he will also help you discover health and well-being while minimizing the need for downstream medical interventions.

Every day, Dr. Johnson finds it so gratifying to share knowledge and habits with people so that they can transform their health. In his office, he helps people understand that they are not broken, deficient or toxic, rather a variety of imbalances develop that either benefit or diminish our resilience, or health. Learning to overcome unhealthy social norms and habits can lead to restorative health. Join Dr. Johnson today to learn to live a life of ease rather than dis-ease. Modern cardiologists remain heavily focused on medical innovation and pharmaceutical therapy to manage cardiovascular (CVD). This is important but avoidable in most patients. Did you know that upwards to 90% of CVD is preventable and, in many cases, reversible? Integrative and preventive cardiology takes a more holistic approach to health and healing rather than simply attacking disease as it unfolds.

Why chose Integrative Wellness Grand Rapids? Dr. Johnson believes in value-based healthcare that focuses on disease prevention and reversal rather than chronic disease management – the paradigm most prevalent in modern healthcare in America.

He also believes in an integrative medical model that embraces a collective of experienced and diverse healthcare providers with a more holistic approach to health and well-being. If you are seeking advice from a dedicated expert who has devoted his professional and personal life to understanding the roots of wellness, then Dr. Johnson and his team will help you discover the solutions that build resiliency while preventing and reversing cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Johnson is an advocate for Integrative Medicine and Naturopathic Medicine across the country. He was a contributor and endorser of the recent white paper on Naturopathic Medicine, published by the Institute for for Natural Medicine.

Dr. Johnson also offers telehealth only booking times. If you cannot find a time that works for you below, please call 616-899-9447 and ask about additional telehealth options.

Learn more about Dr. Johnson here. Learn about Dr. Johnson's new clinic "Integrative Wellness Grand Rapids" here.

 

Are you a parent of an adult that is having major difficulties? Is there conflict in your family about how much help to give your adult child?

 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.

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 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"I Don't See The Moon" from Philadelphia by Shabason, Krgovich & Harris (Spotify)

Yoga just feels good. How Yoga can benefit your mental and physical health w/ special guests AM YOGA (Grand Rapids, MI) [Episode 74]

Yoga just feels good. How Yoga can benefit your mental and physical health w/ special guests AM YOGA (Grand Rapids, MI) [Episode 74]

November 5, 2021

This is a discussion not to be missed. Ashley Yost and Mali Jane (the founders of AM Yoga in Grand Rapids, MI) along with Yoga instructor and Professional Counselor Margie Muñoz LLPC speak with Paul Krauss MA LPC about all things yoga. Along with the discussion about the intersection of the physical and mental health benefits yoga offers, the panel agrees that "Yoga just feels good." Such a statement sounds so simple, but what if your life actually "felt good"? In the hustle and bustle and confusion of the current times where many people spend 10+ hours a day hunched over a desk or sitting while entertaining themselves on various "screens" many complain of chronic stress, body pain, and lack of meaning. What if the ancient art of yoga could provide relief, purpose, community, and physical and mental strength? For many, it does just that. According to the three yoga instructors interviewed on the podcast: The proof is in the practice. Going further, therapist Margie Muñoz adds her expertise about mental health, and how yoga can help with multiple areas of prevention as well as serving to enhance the counseling/therapy process. 

Ashley and Mail have been creating a health community using the art and science of yoga and meditation. They aim to provide people with an opportunity to practice yoga daily via the 365 Program at AM YOGA. Their mission: Bringing yoga to all people. AM YOGA is igniting people with the power of I AM. AM Yoga uses these three elements (sadhana, satusung, and seva) to experience a state of I AM. It is what we teach, practice daily, and are committed to sharing with the world.  Learn more about AM YOGA here.

AM YOGA is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

AM YOGA INSTAGRAM. AM YOGA PODCAST

Margie Muñoz MA LLPC is a Professional Counselor and Yoga Instructor practicing in Grand Rapids, MI. She specializes in counseling for children and adolescents navigating the impacts of trauma including anger, depression, anxiety, and exaggerated reactivity, which can impact experiences at school, at home, and with peers. Margie also has experience working with young adults navigating anxiety and depression as they establish their independence and face complex pressures as they transition into adulthood. Margie is a bicultural, bilingual counselor who is able to provide counseling services in Spanish. Margie also leads trauma-informed yoga groups for pre-teens and adolescents navigating social pressure, anxiety, and depression.
Learn more about Margie Here.

Are you a parent of an adult that is having major difficulties? Is there conflict in your family about how much help to give your adult child?

 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.

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 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"Baba Hanuman" from Breath Of The Heart by Krishna Das (Spotify)

 

 

Whole Person Treatment of Mental Illness with Dr. Margaret S. Chisolm MD, FAMEE, FACP, FAAP [Episode 73]

Whole Person Treatment of Mental Illness with Dr. Margaret S. Chisolm MD, FAMEE, FACP, FAAP [Episode 73]

October 22, 2021

This is an interview not to be missed. Dr. Margaret Chisolm, MD stops by The Intentional Clinician podcast to discuss her new book "From Survive to Thrive: Living Your Best Life with Mental Illness" (Johns Hopkins University Press).

Dr. Margaret Chisolm, MD and Paul Krauss MA LPC discuss the evolving state of mental health treatment in the United States. Dr. Margaret Chisolm, MD offers advice on practices for people to move from "surviving to thriving." Dr. Margaret also shares about Johns Hopkins' psychiatry model (The Perspectives of Psychiatry Approach) and how the comprehensive nature of this approach helps the doctors understand patients better. Dr. Chisholm discusses resources for the latest research on mental health treatment, her experience treating patients and teaching, and hopeful stories of recovery from real patients.

As a practitioner, it is important to consider the following elements in diagnosing a mental illness and how these factors overlap and interact: 1. Are these symptoms the result of an obvious disease? 2. Are these symptoms emerging from a personality?  3. Are these symptoms influenced mainly by behaviors?, 4. Are these symptoms as a result of something they have encountered?

Dr. Margaret Chisolm, MD, FAMEE, FACP, FAAP is Vice Chair for Education, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; and professor of Medicine, at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 

Are you a parent of an adult that is having major difficulties? Is there conflict in your family about how much help to give your adult child?

 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.

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 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"Opus 28" from Vorleben by Dustin O'Halloran (Spotify)

 

 

 

The Many Therapeutic and Do it Yourself (DIY) Approaches to Calming Your Anxiety w/ Andrew Henry, MA LPC [Episode 72]

The Many Therapeutic and Do it Yourself (DIY) Approaches to Calming Your Anxiety w/ Andrew Henry, MA LPC [Episode 72]

October 10, 2021

If you are someone who suffers from anxiety and you believe you have tried everything--than this is the episode for you! Andrew Henry MA LPC and Paul Krauss MA LPC discuss Andrew's new book "Anxiety: When Enough is Enough" at length. In this book, Andrew discusses over 20 ways that you can work on reducing anxiety--whether you work with a therapist or try different skills on your own. If you are interested in learning about various approaches to reducing anxiety, then check out this episode of the Intentional Clinician Podcast. Paul and Andrew discuss at least 12 approaches in this episode alone!

 

Learn more about Andrew Henry here:  www.CounselingbyAndrew.com  
aehlpc@icloud.com

Get Andrew Henry's Third Book: Anxiety: When Enough is Enough Here (Apple Books)

Get Andrew Henry's Second book: Hypnosis with a Soul Here (Apple Books)

Get Andrew Henry's Book: The Gift, an Unconscious Intuitive Mind! Here (Apple Books)

--> Check out Andrew's second interview on The Intentional Clinician here.

--> Check out Andrew's first interview on The Intentional Clinician here.

Are you a parent of an adult that is having major difficulties? Is there conflict in your family about how much help to give your adult child?

 

 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling in Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.

Follow Health for Life Counseling:

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 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"Wrong about the Rain" from Soft Landing by Sandro Perri (Spotify)

Learning About Counseling in Grand Rapids, MI and Finding a Therapist in West Michigan [Episode 71]

Learning About Counseling in Grand Rapids, MI and Finding a Therapist in West Michigan [Episode 71]

September 19, 2021

Paul Krauss MA LPC discusses the subject of counseling and finding a therapist in Grand Rapids, Kent County, and West Michigan after 4 years of serving the community as a therapist and Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling- Grand Rapids. Health for Life has also launched The Trauma Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids, specializing in therapists that have additional training in helping those that have faced devastating life events. The Therapists at the Trauma Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids have additional training in empirically-proven trauma-specific therapy techniques such as EMDR therapy, Somatic Experiencing Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and more.

In addition, Paul talks about what he has learned about the mental health industry, and announces the addition of a second location for Health for Life on the border of Grand Rapids and Ada, MI.

Paul Krauss is passionate about directing a counseling clinic that does delivers the highest quality mental health counseling, with therapists that are non-judgemental, passionate, educated and professional. If you have a question, give the office a call at 616-200-4433. All of our therapists will provide a 15 minute complimentary consultation.

 

Are you a parent of an adult that is having major difficulties? Is there conflict in your family about how much help to give your adult child?

 

 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling in Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.

Follow Health for Life Counseling:

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 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"Any Day" from Any Day by The Sea and Cake (Spotify)

Brain Health and Aging in an Unhealthy Society with Peter Whitehouse MD-PhD & Daniel George, PhD MSc [Episode 70]

Brain Health and Aging in an Unhealthy Society with Peter Whitehouse MD-PhD & Daniel George, PhD MSc [Episode 70]

August 21, 2021

Paul Krauss MA LPC speaks with Peter Whitehouse, MD-PhD and Daniel George, PhD MSc about their new book "American Dementia: Brain Health in an Unhealthy Society." This is a conversation you are not going to want to miss. Dr. Whitehouse and Dr. George are two experts coming together to make a well-researched and passionate argument about rethinking brain health and the current healthcare system through an "eco-psychosocial lens." From examining  Alzheimer’s as NOT a single disease (such as Polio) but a complex, heterogenous condition based on multiple studies, to examining the pharmaceutical industry's role in shaping the narrative about the syndrome--Dr. Whitehouse and Dr. George flex their substantial knowledge base in critically examining the American view on Dementia from multiple medical, scientific, and social lenses. Further, Dr. Whitehouse and Dr. George discuss how the misunderstanding of Alzheimer's has mostly locked in efforts to treat it to a single pill, instead of reflecting on the research into the strides made in the healthcare industry with Person Centered Care, Life-Long education, Age-Friendly Communities, and basic preventative measures that communities may implement as ways to prevent and help those suffering from Alzheimer's. The conversation runs from the micro (the disease and what the research has demonstrated) to the macro (the broader implications of our current society and how it functions).

Previously, the two contributed to the book: The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis.

More information: www.americandementia.com 
 
  • Daniel R. George, PhD, MSc, is a medical anthropologist and an associate professor in the Department of Humanities and the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine.
  • Peter J. Whitehouse, MD, PhD, is a professor of neurology at Case Western Reserve University and a professor of medicine at University of Toronto. He is cofounder of Intergenerational Schools, a network of unique public, multi-age community schools in Cleveland, Ohio.

Are you a parent of an adult that is having major difficulties? Is there conflict in your family about how much help to give your adult child?

 

 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling in Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.

Follow Health for Life Counseling:

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 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"I Remember in the Time of Dangerous Groups" by ttypes (Spotify)

Understanding Human Behavior, Culture, and Everything through an Emergent System Lens: Consilience with Tom Beakbane [Episode 69]

Understanding Human Behavior, Culture, and Everything through an Emergent System Lens: Consilience with Tom Beakbane [Episode 69]

July 19, 2021

This is an episode that is not to be missed. Tom Beakbane and Paul Krauss MA LPC discuss his new book How to Understand Everything: Consilience: A New Way to See the World. Tom and Paul discuss many topics including the hard science of how the body and mind interact, tribalism, culture, human behavior, communication and much more. Tom's journey to resurrect the concept of consilience began when he tried to understand why textbook explanations of human behavior did not account for the techniques routinely used by marketing communications and political operatives. Also he observed that textbook psychology did not explain the interpersonal dynamics he observed while providing services to his company’s clients. He realized that by weaving together developments on the front lines of biology, physics and computing and re-conceptualizing human behavior as an emergent system it was possible to explain the nature of understanding in ways that are all-embracing. 

Tom Beakbane is president of a brand marketing company in Toronto, Canada. With an honors degree in biochemistry and neurophysiology from Durham University in England, he was puzzled by the gap between textbook theories of human behavior and his experiences creating business communications. He closed the gap by tapping into developments at the frontiers of science, explained in the just-published book How to Understand Everything. Consilience: A New Way to See the World. 

 

Are you a parent of an adult that is having major difficulties? Is there conflict in your family about how much help to give your adult child?

 

 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"Jazzy June Afternoon" from A Year by PAWL (Spotify)

"September Clear" from A Year by PAWL (Spotify)

"Moonlight in July" from A Year by PAWL (Spotify)

Why learning about Substance Use is important for Therapists with Betsy Byler, MA LPC [Episode 68]

Why learning about Substance Use is important for Therapists with Betsy Byler, MA LPC [Episode 68]

July 2, 2021

A curious thing about many regular counseling and social work programs--there isn't much time spent about how to treat substance use disorder. Even though in the USA, 2020 was the deadliest year on record for drug use related deaths! Now there are entire programs in graduate schools where substance use disorder and treatments are the focus, but for your average therapist practicing psychotherapy--they may not have the knowledge about how the drugs interact w/ mental health, empirically-proven treatments, and the drugs themselves to feel confident in helping someone struggling with any type of substance use disorder.

In this episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC and Betsy Byler, MA LPC discuss her work in helping to educate therapists about the treatments available, the substances themselves, and best practices so that they can better serve the communities they practice in.

Betsy Byler, MA, LPC-SAS, ICS, LPCC is a mental health therapist, substance abuse counselor and clinical supervisor. After serving as the director of an agency she moved into private practice in 2019 and continued seeing clients for treatment of trauma and substance abuse. In the fall of 2020 she launched a podcast called All Things Substance aimed at helping therapists gain the information they need to add substance use to their scope of practice. 

https://www.betsybyler.com
https://www.facebook.com/Betsybylercom-105965757940589

https://www.linkedin.com/in/betsy-byler-66128b203/
https://twitter.com/BetsyByler

Betsy Byler, MA, LPC-SAS, ICS, LPCC
Mental Health Therapist, Substance Abuse Counselor, Clinical Supervisor 
Host of the All Things Substance Podcast

 

Are you a parent of an adult that is having major difficulties? Is there conflict in your family about how much help to give your adult child?

 

 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"Remember December" from A Year by PAWL (Spotify)

"October Blue" from A Year by PAWL (Spotify)

Balancing the Power of Your Mind, Your Body, and Your Higher Self w/ Dr. Mona Balogh, MD [Episode 67]

Balancing the Power of Your Mind, Your Body, and Your Higher Self w/ Dr. Mona Balogh, MD [Episode 67]

June 18, 2021

It's a curious and intriguing invitation to seek knowledge that Dr. Mona Balogh, MD makes in her latest book: How to Stay Out of My Emergency Room. Don't judge a book by it's cover or it may seem that her writing may be a collection of preventative medical advice. However, Dr. Balogh takes the reader on a journey inward to understand themselves, their mind, and their behavior. Even further, Dr. Balogh emphasizes many exercise of Eastern Origin that one can do to work on their attitude, insight, and behaviors in their lives. Dr. Mona Balogh, MD goes beyond prevention and tips and goes right for the core of a patient's motivations, their attitudes, and their beliefs. If patients can get some understanding of how their behaviors are affecting their physical condition, then surely than can go further and work on balancing their mind as well. The subtitle of How to Stay Out of My Emergency Room is a bit more telling: Master Your Health and Find Joy in Life by Balancing the Power of Your Mind, Your Body, and Your Higher Self.

In her interview with Paul Krauss MA LPC of The Intentional Clinician podcast, Dr. Mona Balogh outlines her philosophy, tells stories of her experience as an Emergency Room Doctor, and even leads the listeners through a useful exercise to access your higher self. In this interview, you will also learn about how Eastern Philosophy and Western Medicine can be merged in a way that may benefit anyone. This and much more will be discussed in this episode!

 

 

 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"Chamber of Reflection" from Salad Days by Mac Demarco (Spotify)

"Fever" from Love or Peace by Kings of Convenience (Spotify)

"Rocky Trail" from Love or Peace by Kings of Convenience (Spotify)

 

Ayurvedic practices and principles applied to psychological conditions (Depression, Anxiety, Anger, etc.) with Charles Goodman [Episode 66]

Ayurvedic practices and principles applied to psychological conditions (Depression, Anxiety, Anger, etc.) with Charles Goodman [Episode 66]

June 4, 2021

Charles Goodman returns to the Intentional Clinician podcast to discuss, more specifically, his expertise in Ayurvedic practices and how these could be applied to psychological conditions, such as depression, anxiety, anger and more. Charles Goodman first came onto the podcast on Episode 60 to discuss general self-healing principles through Ayurveda and its practices. Don't miss this conversation about ideas for self-healing through Ayurveda.

Charles Goodman has devoted his life to the study and practice of Ayurveda, the world’s oldest and most complete system of healthcare. From 1987 to 1992, he studied and worked at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the preeminent center for ayurveda in the U.S. There he completed a range of academic programs and developed skills in a variety of ayurvedic treatments. A two-year internship, under professor and ayurvedic physician Dr. Vasant Lad, led to Mr. Goodman’s appointment as Chief Administrative Officer and clinical associate at the Institute. In this capacity, Mr. Goodman had overall responsibility for managing the Institute, teaching specialized courses and attending Dr. Lad’s clients as needed. Mr. Goodman also founded and was the editor of Ayurveda Today, the first journal in the United States devoted exclusively to Ayurvedic medicine.​

You may contact Charles Goodman for a consultation here: https://www.charlesgoodmanayurveda.com/contact

 

 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.

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 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"Divine Mother" from Divine Mother by Omni Gardens (Spotify)

Could transformative technology change our mental health and the world for the better? with Nichol Bradford [Episode 65]

Could transformative technology change our mental health and the world for the better? with Nichol Bradford [Episode 65]

May 14, 2021

Nichol Bradford and Paul Krauss MA LPC have a discussion on The Intentional Clinician about technology and the emerging field of health & wellness monitoring technology. Discussed: How can clinicians utilize health technology to transform their patients and clients experience? Could technology actually help citizens' mental health or is technology causing heightened stress and more disconnection? Can transformative technology change the world for the better? How can clinicians guide their clients to utilize technology in a way that could change their lives for the better? And much much more!

Nichol Bradford is fascinated by human potential and technology. She is the CEO & Founder of the Willow Group and the Executive Director and co-founder of the Transformative Technology Lab, Conference, and TT200 List. Prior to becoming a leader in Transformative Technology, Bradford was a senior executive in video games with responsibility for strategy, operations and marketing for major brands that include: Activision Blizzard, Disney, and Vivendi Games -- including operating World of Warcraft China.
Nichol is a graduate of Singularity University GSP15, has an MBA from Wharton School of Business in Strategy, and a BBA in Marketing from the University of Houston. She is a fellow of the British American Project, served on the board of the Brandon Marshall Foundation for Mental Health, and is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
She speaks regularly on Transformation, Exponential Technology, and Culture at conferences like Singularity University’s Global Summit, Exponential Medicine, Katapult Future Fest, Wisdom 2.0 and more.

Connect with Nichol Bradford: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholbradford

 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.

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 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"Earth" from Earth by Earth Girl Helen Brown (Spotify)

What is a Futurist? How future-thinking may influence our Psychology and Philosophy with Sylvia Gallusser [Episode 64]

What is a Futurist? How future-thinking may influence our Psychology and Philosophy with Sylvia Gallusser [Episode 64]

April 24, 2021

Have you ever heard of people that are paid to contemplate the future? It's true! They exist. They are called Futurists. They even have their own training and schools they attend. And no, they are not psychics. They utilize analysis of big data, trends, and other mental exercises to predict multiple models of possible futures--which can be useful to everyday humans as well as companies and governments. Paul Krauss MA LPC invited Sylvia Gallusser onto the Intentional Clinician podcast to tell us all about what a Futurist is (and isn't), as well as how future-thinking exercises could influence our Psychology and how it is related to Philosophy. Together, we also discuss why futurist thinking is needed more now, than ever. Find out why!

Discussed: What a futurist is not, answering the critics of futurism, psychology, psychology and futurism, futurist exercises, future thinking in mental health & psychology, signal scanning, "future back", how futurist principles are aligned with philosophy, time, ideologies, foresight, ethics, limitations in our ability to contemplate the future related to brain structure, mental exercises to stretch our time horizon, future thinking as related to therapeutic tools, as well as examples of futurism in action and applied to projects. And much much more.

Sylvia Gallusser - Global Futurist, Founder & CEO @Silicon Humanism

Sylvia conducts foresight research on the future of health, well-aging, and social interaction, evolutions in retail and mobility, the future of work, life-long learning, artificial general intelligence, the future of our oceans and sustainability, as well as the future of the mind and transhumanism.

Sylvia has been advising 500+ tech companies for the past 15 years, starting as an IT consultant at Accenture, launching the Impact USA accelerator with Business France, and leading funding access programs at French Tech Hub. She has been leading many European tech companies to global success as a Founding Partner at big bang factory.

Sylvia graduated from HEC Paris (France). She arrived in San Francisco in 2005, where she has developed a special interest in the Silicon Valley ecosystem. She teaches go-to-market strategy, competitive analysis, futures studies, and entrepreneurship, in business schools, for the corporate, and as a mentor in various startup accelerators. She is a published author of Future Fiction with Fast Future Publishing and a Board Member at Grey Swan Guild.

Silicon Humanism is a Research Organization specialized in Futures Thinking & Strategic Foresight. Its Founder Sylvia launched this initiative to share and discuss the Future with anyone interested in thinking about our possible options, which ones we would like to see come true, and how to make them actually happen!

Connect with Sylvia and Silicon Humanism:

https://siliconhumanism.home.blog/

https://www.linkedin.com/company/siliconhumanism 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC72JK8XZujvWYG3619Z3hfg/playlists

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sylvialeroux 

"The Pandemic Home Hotline" - a collaboration between Sylvia Gallusser and Paul Krauss MA LPC.

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"Cosmic Colours" from Cosmic Colours by Soothe My Soul (Spotify)

The Relationship between Trauma and Chronic Pain with Brandon Yuenger [Episode 63]

The Relationship between Trauma and Chronic Pain with Brandon Yuenger [Episode 63]

April 5, 2021

What is the link between trauma and chronic pain? How is physical therapy related to the field of psychology and mental health? How do you help someone settle their nervous system? Could you teach someone physical therapy techniques virtually?  Could you teach someone to start "self-healing" their body? And what discoveries have some physical therapists made regarding people's experience with trauma and pain in the body?

Paul Krauss MA LPC and Dr. Brandon Yuenger discuss all of these concepts and more in this episode of the Intentional Clinician podcast.

Brandon Yuenger has started his own coaching business called Step Forward Wellness and he also works as a physical therapist in Grand Rapids, MI.

In 2012, Dr. Brandon Yuenger graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  Shortly thereafter while working with a local rehab hospital to rehabilitate pediatric chronic pain and head injuries, he developed a taste for neurologically based manual therapies and found excellent results with both children and adults alike.  From there, Dr. Yuenger entered the complicated world of chronic pain.  Using a combination of mentoring, intuition and dumb luck he has developed a system of rehabilitation that is based in the understanding that we as people are not a collection of individual parts but one integrated unit of being.  He is excited to share his passion through both practice and education.

Stay in Touch with Brandon Yuenger:

- On Youtube

- On Instagram

- On Facebook

 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"Helpless Circumstance" from At George's Zoo by Cool Ghouls (Spotify)

"The Way I Made You Cry" from At George's Zoo by Cool Ghouls (Spotify)

Hypnosis with a Soul w/ Andrew Henry LPC [Episode 62]

Hypnosis with a Soul w/ Andrew Henry LPC [Episode 62]

March 16, 2021

Hypnosis with a Soul is the topic that Paul Krauss MA LPC and Andrew Henry MA LPC discuss on this episode of the Intentional Clinician. Andrew describes how he developed a method of combining hypnosis with deep soul work helped him find a breakthrough to help his clients in a meaningful way that was far beyond his expectations.

Also Discussed: Michael Yapko, Trance Work, C.G. Jung, Milton Erickson, Mindfulness Coaching, Hypnosis Training, What is a Soul?, getting unstuck, Soul Level Hypnosis, higgs boson discovery, unconscious mind, surface level thinking, dealing with somatic symptoms, EMDR Therapy, patterns in thinking, understanding the brain, the nervous system, combining modalities of therapy, breathing and mindfulness exercises, yoga, phone addiction, alternate nostril breathing, finding the answer that is already within you, freedom and choice theory, practice, motivational interviewing, making changes, measurable pathways to your goals.

Andrew Henry, MA, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in private practice located in Mesa Arizona. Andrew is an EMDRIA certified clinician, and Andrew has 16 years of experience in the field of counseling. In addition to being an author, Andrew taught Masters level counseling as an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Arizona. He continues to work in private practice utilizing Jungian methods, Hypnosis, EMDR, elements of DBT, energy psychology, mindfulness, and CBT. Andrew is currently open to guest lecturing on campuses via video, and teaching national and international workshops on the topics of Hypnosis and Jungian methods via video. Andrew graduated with a Masters degree in professional counseling plus the certificate in advance graduate studies in 2004 from Ottawa University in Phoenix Arizona. Andrew has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Arizona State University in Tempe Arizona 1996. Andrew volunteers his time in Kathmandu Nepal providing therapeutic treatment.

Learn more about Andrew Henry here:  www.CounselingbyAndrew.com  
aehlpc@icloud.com

Get Andrew Henry's 2nd book: Hypnosis with a Soul Here (Apple Books)

Get Andrew Henry's Book: The Gift, an Unconscious Intuitive Mind! Here (Apple Books)

--> Check out Andrew's first interview on The Intentional Clinician here.

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), host of the Intentional Clinician podcast, Behavioral Health Consultant, Clinical Trainer, and Counseling Supervisor. Paul is now offering consulting for a few individuals and organizations. Paul is the creator of the National Violence Prevention Hotline (in progress)  as well as the Intentional Clinician Training Program for Counselors. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

If you are looking for EMDRIA consulting groups, Paul Krauss MA LPC is now hosting weekly online and in-person groups.  For details, click here.

For general behavioral and mental health consulting for you or your organization.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

Instagram   |   Facebook     |     Youtube

 

 Original Music:

”Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

"Heart Chakra" from Resonance Meditation by Beautiful Chorus (Spotify)

 

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