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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.

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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.

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 Original Music:

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

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

 

Intentional Mentoring and Cultivating a Growth Mindset with Dr. Noe Vargas and Tyler Guenette [Episode 61]

Intentional Mentoring and Cultivating a Growth Mindset with Dr. Noe Vargas and Tyler Guenette [Episode 61]

March 1, 2021

Paul Krauss MA LPC sits down with Dr. Noe Vargas and Tyler Guenette, BS to discuss Intentional Mentoring and cultivating a growth mindset. Dr. Vargas and Tyler have been working on a mentoring curriculum that they hope to publish soon. Whether you have been a mentor, a mentee, or are seeking to learn about the process--this episode is for you.


Dr. Noé Vargas earned a doctorate degree in behavioral health from Arizona State University,  a master’s degree in professional counseling from Ottawa University  amongst other graduate and undergraduate degrees.  Dr. Vargas has various years of experience providing mentoring, coaching, counseling diverse populations, and providing clinical supervision.  He has also taught various undergraduate and graduate courses; as well as leading the development of college programs and curriculum.

Tyler Guenette has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Grand Canyon University and is completing his teaching credential at Cal State Teach. He has used various roles as opportunities to cultivate mentoring such as while being a Resident Assistant, teaching and training lifeguards, academic tutoring, professional development mentoring, leading many church groups, and being a camp counselor in various camps. He continues seeking out mentors and mentees in different areas of life.

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)

"Never Change Enough" from Ah! (etc) by Kelley Stoltz (Spotify)

"Some Other Time" from Ah! (etc) by Kelley Stoltz (Spotify)

 

Self Healing with the Wisdom of Ayurveda with Charles Goodman (Ayurvedic Practitioner) [Episode 60]

Self Healing with the Wisdom of Ayurveda with Charles Goodman (Ayurvedic Practitioner) [Episode 60]

February 15, 2021

Charles Goodman and Paul Krauss MA LPC sit down for a long-form conversation over a long-distance about Self Healing practices, ancient wisdom, and the value of considering ancient wisdom about the human form from a variety of sources. Ayurveda is the main topic of consideration and Charles Goodman draws on his experience and studies to discuss the philosophy, application, and practices of Ayurveda. Charles is an excellent teacher and discusses various aspects of how to apply the principles of Ayurvedic Medicine to the mind/body/soul of one's self as well as how the balancing efforts of Ayurveda can be utilized to peacefully navigate the multiple and tumultuous geopolitical, financial, environmental, and social upheavals of the present day.

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 can 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)

"Govindam" [George Harrison] from Gentlewoman, Ruby Man by Flo Morrissey, Matthew E. White (Spotify)

 

Empowering People through Mental Health Education and Psychology with Clint Adams [Episode 59]

Empowering People through Mental Health Education and Psychology with Clint Adams [Episode 59]

February 1, 2021

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Clint Adams about his experiences in the behavioral health world, including his experiences as a police officer, therapist, keynote speaker, author, human resource officer, and a behavioral health program creator.

Clint Adams and Paul discuss many topics including: Focusing, Interpersonal Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Mental Health Education, Empowering People through Education, Psychotherapy, bringing Mental Health education into the Workplace and the School System, Hope for Changing your Life or Situation, Why people have difficulties saying "no", Feeling Stuck, Suicide Prevention, Bullying, Amygdala responses, Violence in Society, Anger as a the symptom, de-escalation, learning about "high alert" issues, difficulties with work places and school, Domestic Violence, reality checks, difficult behavior in the news, post-traumatic growth, trauma therapy,  utilitarian solutions, practical solutions and more.

Clint Adams is the the author of a book called "Lighting the Blue Flame." The book is fictional, but contains a variety of mental health resources for children and adults. Clint is an Author and Suicide Prevention advocate based in Victoria, Australia who designs resilience, leadership and mental health programs to implement in the workplace and in schools.

You can contact Clint on Linkedin or at this website 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:

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 Original Music:

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

"Weather with You" from Woodface by Crowded House (Spotify)

What is Trauma-Informed Counseling and What is the Science Behind It? [Episode 58]

What is Trauma-Informed Counseling and What is the Science Behind It? [Episode 58]

January 11, 2021

Paul Krauss MA LPC presents:

What is Trauma-Informed Counseling and What is the Science Behind It?

In partnership with Acadia Health's online series "All the Rage." To educate practitioners on various topics.

Watch the video version of this presentation with slides:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIe2is8Lbp4&list=PLOQfdSDVP-71MaD33FBOzCihPb6kuZ2qG

The neurobiology studies and scientific research which launched the trauma-informed care initiative in the last 20 years, is one of the most important developments in understanding the human condition, the way in which symptoms originate, how life experiences and “trauma” influence the spectrum of human adaptation, thoughts, behaviors, physical health and more—and is the key to understanding the importance of the entire mind-body therapy paradigm as well as why integrated care is paramount for the prevention of and recovery from mental illness.

This presentation outlines some of the copious amounts of research that have proven the trauma-informed care paradigm to be empirically valid, and how knowledge of trauma-informed counseling techniques can lead to improved outcomes in all forms of healthcare—including, and especially mental health interventions.

This presentation will educate practitioners on how to recognize the common experiences and reactions to trauma. In addition, this presentation will equip practitioners with simple ways to begin utilizing a trauma-informed care paradigm with counseling techniques to empower and educate clients—so that they may begin the journey of recovery and continue on into personal resiliency.

Further, this presentation aims to utilize the basic scientific facts of trauma-informed care to challenge ingrained cultural notions that often distort, dilute, and contaminate the interventions of many well-meaning by clinicians who are not “trauma-informed” and do not have any trauma-specific interventions in their clinical “toolbox.” This presentation will also touch on current and generational societal attitudes and assumptions that perpetuate traumatic incidents within the culture of the United States—as well as the statistical odds of negative health outcomes that may result from suffering a trauma or multiple traumatic events (e.g. hypertension, increased risk of suicide, increased risk of suffering from severe mental illness, increased risk of obesity and related pulmonary disorders, increased risk of drug/alcohol addiction, increased statistical odds of being a victim of violence etc.).

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)

“Home” from Motel by PAWL/ttypes (Spotify)

 

The Power of Intuition and the Present Moment in Psychotherapy with Andrew Henry MA LPC [Episode 57]

The Power of Intuition and the Present Moment in Psychotherapy with Andrew Henry MA LPC [Episode 57]

December 1, 2020

Andrew Henry MA LPC and Paul Krauss MA LPC discuss many concepts related to Intuition, Stoicism, the Present Moment and the intersections with the practice of Psychotherapy. Paul and Andrew elaborate on the philosophy of Stoicism, Reality Therapy, ways to enhance your meditation or mindfulness practice, and methods for getting more out of psychotherapy. Andrew’s book The Gift, an Unconscious Intuitive Mind! is available on Apple Books.

Andrew discusses the power of the unconscious intuitive mind, and how it can help a person better understand them self, and those around them. Andrew stated: All people are born with a powerful alley: the unconscious and intuitive mind. Tapping into this vital internal resource is as important as knowing the route to your next destination. Andrew discusses the history of Stoicism and how this philosophy can help us decrease our anxiety and also help us be more present. Andrew also discusses how the concept of personal responsibility being grounded in the now can help a person in their journey. Paul goes on to discuss the concepts of Reality Therapy (William Glasser). Andrew also discuses the concept of cynicism as well. Paul discusses some existential concepts illustrated by Irvin Yalom. Andrew goes on to discuss the values of struggle in people’s transformation. Andrew also discusses his first book and some exercises in dialectics that people can do from their home. 
Also discussed: Neurobiology, Trauma, Jordan Peterson, Personal Struggles, Carl Jung, Micro vs. Macro, Control, Imperfect Systems, How to make a difference, Don Miguel Ruiz, Incremental Changes lead to larger changes, Myelination, Neurological Wiring, triggers, Relapses, Personal difficulties, Positive Psychology, Blame, Individual Strengths, Self-Reflection, Unconscious Mind, Adverse Experiences, problems that are out of time, Stuck Points, Crystalline Structures, Trauma-Informed Therapy, Schema, Self-Construct, the fantasy of the future and the past, emotional dysregulation, “time capsules”, ego states, different concepts of time, Alchemy, Dialectics, Mindfulness Skills, Imagination, Colors, Symbols, James Hillman, what a person can do at home to help themselves, amygdala, the negative bias, survival, adaptation, the prefrontal cortex, seeing a therapist, Hypnosis, and more. 

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 Book 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:

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 Original Music:

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

"Nivedan" from Healing the Divide by Anousha Shankar (Spotify)

“Geometry of Lawns” from Strange Geometry by The Clientele (Spotify)

 

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What is Grief? How do we find peace after a loss? What do we do with the heartache? with Claire Willis, LICSW [Episode 56]

What is Grief? How do we find peace after a loss? What do we do with the heartache? with Claire Willis, LICSW [Episode 56]

November 1, 2020

Claire Willis LICSW joins Paul Krauss MA LPC to discuss the topic of grief and the multifaceted ways in which it effects a person, a family, a community, and the culture at large. Claire discusses the many ways that people cope with losses, including those who feel ashamed in their grief. Claire sheds light on why people often feel differently when they lose a pet versus a person. Claire and Paul discuss what happens when a person denies or refuses to deal with their grief. There is further discussion regarding the "Authenticity Movement" and how being brave about your feelings can be both difficult and rewarding.

Claire has recently co-authored a book with Marnie Crawford Samuelson entitled "Opening to Grief: find your way from loss to peace" that is a guide for people who are grieving and want help. Paul recently read  Opening to Grief and he and Claire discuss the way it is structured and the resources it offers.

Claire B. Willis, LICSW is a clinical social worker who has worked in the fields of oncology and bereavement for more than 20 years. A co-founder of the Boston nonprofit Facing Cancer Together, Willis has led bereavement, end-of-life, support, and therapeutic writing groups. She has co-taught Spiritual Resources for Healing the Mind, Body, and Soul at Andover Newton Theological School. She maintains a private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts. As a lay Buddhist chaplain ordained by Joan Halifax at Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, she focuses on contemplative practices for end-of-life care. For the past five years, she has been a student of Koshin Paley Ellison, a founding teacher at the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care. Besides Opening to Grief, Willis is the author of Lasting Words: A Guide to Finding Meaning Toward the Close of Life. OpeningtoGrief.com

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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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 Original Music:

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

"Borderlands" from An Imaginary Country by Tim Hecker (Spotify)

 

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On Trauma, Survivorship, Systems of Oppression, Dissociation, Adaptive Nervous System Responses and how all of this intersects with the past and current reality w/ Morgan Vanderpool LICSW [Episode 55]

On Trauma, Survivorship, Systems of Oppression, Dissociation, Adaptive Nervous System Responses and how all of this intersects with the past and current reality w/ Morgan Vanderpool LICSW [Episode 55]

October 17, 2020

In this episode Morgan Vanderpool LICSW draws from their vast experience to talk about trauma-informed awareness in the collective space and within the personal body. Morgan Vanderpool and Paul Krauss, MA LPC discuss how trauma affects the lives of people within the context of history and the origins of many systems of oppression. Further discussion continues with the intersections of systems of oppression and how this has affected the nervous systems, relationships, culture, economic systems, and cultural narratives of people, both past and present. Morgan Vanderpool offers some solutions and ideas for people attempting to survive systems of oppression, as well as working to organize and make a difference in their community. All of this and more is discussed, which is why this episode is entitled: On Trauma, Survivor-ship, Systems of Oppression, Dissociation, Adaptive Nervous System Responses and how all of this intersects with the past and current reality w/ Morgan Vanderpool LICSW.

Resources Referenced in This Episode:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES): https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/index.html

Prison Policy: https://www.prisonpolicy.org/

ACLU Prison Project: https://www.aclu.org/other/aclu-national-prison-project

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  • (You can order online from the comfort of your own home, while supporting local businesses near you).

Morgan Vanderpool, LICSW: "I am a white, non-binary, queer, billingual (Spanish/English) and multicultural clinical social worker, trauma sensitive movement and breath facilitator, professional trainer, and activist. I’m deeply committed to neuroscientifically-grounded and mycelially-guided embodiment practices that support our collective disengagement from white-body-supremacy, and which foster opportunity for anti-oppressive and trauma sensitive connection with every breath, movement, choice, thought and word. I’ve been in the social work field since 2007, when I graduated from University of California San Diego with my BA in Human Development, with minors in Latin American Studies and Dance. I have been specializing in embodiment-based approaches to resolving complex trauma since 2011. I graduated with my Master in Social Work in 2013 from University of Washington, Tacoma. I have been practicing as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) since 2016, and I am a WA state sponsored supervisor for folx seeking licensure."

Learn more about Morgan at their website: https://www.morganvanderpool.com/

Morgan's Instagram

Morgan's Facebook Page

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.

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 Original Music:

“Echoes of Starlight” from INTRINSIC by Climbing Poetree (Spotify)

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

“Soft” from Within and Without by Washed Out (Spotify)

“LIFE” from Care For Me by SABA (Spotify)

Integrative Solutions for Anxiety with Dr. Nicole Cain, ND MA [Episode 54]

Integrative Solutions for Anxiety with Dr. Nicole Cain, ND MA [Episode 54]

October 3, 2020

Are you ready to learn about multiple breakthrough methods for dealing with anxiety? You will not want to miss this episode!

Dr. Nicole Cain, ND MA chats with Paul Krauss MA LPC about integrative solutions for anxiety and provides the listeners with 9 FREE RESOURCES that she has recently created. Dr. Cain has pledged that all nine resources will be continuously free for the public!

Dr. Nicole Cain, ND MA is a nationally renown expert on beating anxiety. She has been published by the Arizona Republic, PESI, NDNR, SCNM, The Institute for Natural Medicine, Thrive Global, and Women's Lifestyle Magazine. Dr. Cain stopped by the podcast to give away 9 Free Resources to help listeners who want to defeat anxiety:

1. Take the 1 Week Anxiety Freedom Challenge (Videos and Workbook! FREE!)

2. Somatographic Imagery for Anxiety Webinar  (On Demand Webinar! FREE!)

3. Three Minute Hack for Anxiety Webinar (On Demand Webinar! FREE!)

4. Get your FREE copy of the Anxiety Breakthrough Wellness Springboard (FREE E-BOOK!)

5. Follow Dr. Nicole Cain on Facebook to access her live talks on Wednesdays 1pm EST and 10am PT (Weekly Live Talks!)

6. Join the Anxiety Freedom 1 Week Challenge Facebook Group For Community (Free FB Community!)

7. Subscribe to The Get Your Life Back Podcast with Dr. Nicole Cain (Free Podcast!)

8. You can join her Email List by visiting: www.Drnicolecain.com    (Free Information!)

9. Subscribe to Dr. Nicole Cain's YouTube Channel for new videos weekly! (Free Videos!)

Dr. Nicole Cain, ND MA is the only Naturopathic Doctor that also has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an expertise in natural and integrative solutions for anxiety, bipolar disorder, women's libido issues, depression, PTSD, and other conditions.
If you are searching for a fundamentally unique method of getting to the root cause of your suffering and working toward transformation, then connecting Dr. Nicole Cain, ND MA is for you.

Current Available On-Demand Courses:  (Which include Video Instruction + an E-Book)!

BONUS: 

The Anxiety Breakthrough Program (live class information)

Also, check out: What is Gut Psychology? With Dr. Nicole Cain ND, MA [Episode 15 of the Intentional Clinician Podcast]

 

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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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 Original Music:

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

“Stay Close” from Subiza by Delorean (Spotify)

“Last Donut of the Night” from Donuts by J Dilla (Spotify)

“Light my Fire” From Donuts by J Dilla (Spotify)

“What is Life” from All Things Must Pass by George Harrison (Spotify)

Challenges in Addiction Treatment and Substance Use issues, during a worldwide pandemic (Episode 53)

Challenges in Addiction Treatment and Substance Use issues, during a worldwide pandemic (Episode 53)

September 15, 2020

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews three experts on Substance Use issues from a renown treatment Center about the challenges that individuals, families, and treatment facilities are facing during the pandemic in relation to substance use. This is rousing discussion that covers important elements of the current situation and how this is effecting substance use rates in the United States and elsewhere.

Other topics covered:

 • The heightened level of anxiety, alcohol and drug use, relapse and overdose due to COVID-19.
 • The reasons behind the increases, relapse triggers/prevention, and compassionate self-care.
 • What Sanford House is doing  - there's a lot on the problem in the media, not a lot about the solutions
 • The impact of telehealth on addiction treatment, and where it fits in the Sanford continuum of care.

Rae Green, JD, LPC, CAADC - Founder and President, Sanford
Rae has dedicated her working career to chipping away at the shame of addiction. As Sanford's primary spokesperson, her goal is to provide education and awareness of substance use disorders. Rae is a featured expert at conferences, in the community, and in the media. Her philosophy at Sanford, is to provide evidence-based practices, medication-assisted treatment, and a continuum of care in a comfortable setting where healing and a sense of rekindled worthiness is achievable. 

Lynnel Brewster, RN, LPC, LLMFT, CCTP, Clinical Director, Therapist, Sanford
Lynnel has been working in the health field for the past 24 years. She is a registered nurse and a licensed professional counselor. Her experience includes working in hospital and home settings, residential/outpatient treatment centers, and private practice. As Clinical Director, she works with both Sanford clinical and medical staff, administering all aspects of group and individual therapy. This includes residential treatment, day programs, outpatient programs, family and alumni programs, and virtual/telehealth care.

Marilyn Spiller, Director of Marketing, Editor in Chief
Marilyn has been a marketing professional for more than 20 years. Most recently in the addiction treatment field.  Seven years sober herself, she penned one of the first sobriety blogs, Waking Up the Ghost, in 2013. The blog garnered an international following. As Sanford's Director of Marketing she is responsible for publications, research, branding, outreach, website design, and search engine optimization. She also manages Sanford's online magazine, Excursions. 

Sanford Addiction Treatment Centers is a residential and outpatient facility located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sanford offers excellence in evidence-based practice models in a home-like, restorative setting. Our clinicians, supported by our medical team, focus on resolving the underlying issues that often cause substance use, such as trauma, unhealthy relationships, co-occurring disorders and isolation. Programs include: residential, day programs, intensive outpatient, medication-assisted treatment, education and relapse prevention classes, telehealth and teletherapy, one-on-one and family therapy, and alumni and family support groups. 

 

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.

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 Original Music:

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

“Melody” from Misery is a Butterfly by Blonde Redhead (Spotify)

“A Hard Man to Love” From Third by Cait Brennan (Spotify)

Masculinity and the Shadow (The Dark Side of Being Male) w/ Adam Nash LPC (Episode 52)

Masculinity and the Shadow (The Dark Side of Being Male) w/ Adam Nash LPC (Episode 52)

September 1, 2020

Adam Nash LPC joins Paul Krauss MA LPC for a discussion on “the shadow” and how this concept specifically applies to men. Paul and Adam discuss the concepts of “the shadow”, the persona, ego, repression, projection, the Johari Window, personality theory, Shadow Work, Scapegoating, the collective cultural or political shadow, Masculinity and the Shadow, shadow possession and more.

If you are a person who is wanting to explore the reasons why you continually have similar outcomes with relationships, jobs, or projects despite the circumstances or locations changing, then Shadow Work may be for you. It is important to find a licensed professional counselor or therapist that is knowledgeable about Shadow Work before embarking on this journey. There are many coaches that advertise "shadow work" and if you work with a coach who does not have clinical training or follow a code of ethics, you are definitely more at risk of having a negative experience.

The shadow is a concept largely explored by Carl Jung, a psychoanalyst who broke off from Sigmund Freud, who theorized that hidden within us all is our “shadow” which is aspects of our self that we either keep hidden, from ourselves and others, or have never even realized that they are there. 

 Hidden or unconscious aspects of oneself, both good and bad, which the ego has either repressed or never recognized. -Carl Jung

Carl Jung believed that in order to become a healthy person one must learn about their own shadow otherwise they would continue to live their life with a “mask on” --concealing parts of themselves from themselves and others.

The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. -Carl Jung

...For more, check out the entire episode! We hope you like it!

Adam Nash MA LPC works with adult males and females as therapist at Health for Life Grand Rapids. Adam specializes in Men's work currently utilizing a variety of counseling techniques. Adam is accepting therapy clients at Health for Life Grand Rapids. In addition, Adam utilizes Mindfulness Based Cognitive Techniques and Trauma-Informed Counseling as well. You can schedule a complimentary consultation online here.

@themanlycounselor (instagram) and Themanlycounselor.com

Adam's profile on healthforlifegr.com

Call Adam on his direct line: 616-676-7081

You can email Adam as well: Adamn@healthforlifegr.com

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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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 Original Music:

”Shadow Boxer" from Tidal by Fiona Apple (Spotify)

"In and Out of the Shadows" from Born to Be with You by Dion (Spotify)

"Me and My Shadow" from Is That All There Is/ Me and My Shadow by Peggy Lee  (Spotify)

 

• Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association is working to increase the availability of quality mental health services statewide, increasing education, promoting best practices, and working to keep Licensed Professional Counselors and other professionals accessible by the public.

A Timeless Guide for Our Time: A New Translation of The Bhagavad Gita with Isaac Bentwich M.D. [Episode 51]

A Timeless Guide for Our Time: A New Translation of The Bhagavad Gita with Isaac Bentwich M.D. [Episode 51]

August 14, 2020

Paul Krauss MA LPC and Dr. Isaac Bentwich talk about why this ancient sacred Sanskrit scripture (part of Hindu epic Mahabharata) is relevant and useful today to all people, regardless of spiritual orientation. Dr. Bentwich has completed a modern translation of The Bhagavad Gita, simply titled: "Gita - A Timeless Guide For Our Time." Dr. Bentwich explains the features of his translation of the sacred text and shares multiple passages that apply to the state of our world today--both our inner consciousness and our rapidly changing environment.

- Our daily struggles in life are ‘battlefields’, just like that of Gita’s prince, which provide us an opportunity to grow spiritually.

- Wisdom and happiness are within us and do not depend on any external guru, teacher or religion.

- Gita’s dialogue between master and disciple is really our own dialogue with the inner voice of our soul.

 The Gita is a powerful guide for happiness, meditation, and inner-growth, one that’s written specifically for ordinary people like you and me and you, who are living and working in this crazy, troubled, beautiful world of ours. If you are seeking happiness and fulfillment in your life through inner-growth — you are welcome to the Gita! It is a magical little book that captures the deepest truths of all spiritual paths and all religions and conveys them in a simple, practical way, that we can all understand and relate to. As you read and meditate on its verses, their poetic form lets them pleasantly ‘roll around’ in your mind, ‘doing their thing’. Gradually, they help bring about changes in the way you view and act in the world. Empowering you to do good in the world, and to be transformed in the process; to change the world around you, by first changing the world within.- Dr. Isaac Bentwich, M.D.

Isaac Bentwich M.D. is a longtime practitioner and teacher of Yoga and Meditation. Trained as a physician and a scientist, he has founded three life-science technology companies, leading revolutions in medicine, genomics, and environment conservation. The vision and innovations that underlay these companies, came through periods of silent meditation retreats, at the foothills of the Himalayas and elsewhere. His path is one of reverence to the Wisdom teachings that shine through different traditions and religions. The study and practice of Gita's Wisdom teachings has profoundly touched his life, and he is passionate sharing this with others. His work on this translation of the Gita has spanned twelve years. 

https://www.newgita.com/

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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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Original Music:

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

“Aquarius Echo Chamber” from LONGFORM EDITIONS by Yamaneko (Spotify)

Overcoming Hoarding Behaviors through Empathetic, Humane, and Ethical Methods w/ Elaine Birchall [Episode 50]

Overcoming Hoarding Behaviors through Empathetic, Humane, and Ethical Methods w/ Elaine Birchall [Episode 50]

August 1, 2020

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Hoarding Behavior Expert, Author, Consultant and Therapist Elaine Birchall, MSW, about her work helping people all over the globe be able to overcome hoarding behaviors. If you are interested in or impact by hoarding, this is not a conversation you will want to miss!

Elaine Birchall, MSW, is a hoarding behavior and intervention specialist and coauthor of Conquer the Clutter: Strategies to Identify, Manage, and Overcome Hoarding (with Suzanne Cronkwright). Elaine helps to demystify and de-stigmatize hoarding. Elaine discusses the latest research on and strategies for treating hoarding disorder, shares real cases mined from her 18 years in the field, and offers tools to help clinicians assess where their clients may fall on the hoarding spectrum.
 
More than 19 million Americans hoard, many more are impacted. Hoarding comes with enormous costs to relationships, time, focus, peace of mind, and self-respect. It devastates relationships and it harms the emotional health of the children involved. Hoarding can also become a legal, personal, and public health and safety issue. Without hoarding-informed supportive interventions, people who hoard will continue to experience further deterioration in their mental health and in their living conditions.
 
More about Elaine Birchall:
• Director of Birchall Consulting & founder of the Canadian National Hoarding Coalition
• Helps individuals with hoarding disorder to understand and change their relationship to things—and to clean up their environment
• Trains mental health professionals across North America on how to treat folks who hoard and counsel family members impacted

You can take a quiz to find out if Hoarding is impacting your life here:

https://hoarding.ca/hoarding-quiz/

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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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Original Music:

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

“Riot on an Empty Street” from Declaration of Dependence by Kings of Convenience (Spotify)

Resources:

Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association is working to increase the availability of quality mental health services statewide, increasing education, promoting best practices, and working to keep Licensed Professional Counselors and other professionals accessible by the public.
 

Pondering the roles of Men, Power, Ego, and other Unanswerable Questions with Remahn Farley [Episode 49]

Pondering the roles of Men, Power, Ego, and other Unanswerable Questions with Remahn Farley [Episode 49]

July 20, 2020

Paul Krauss MA LPC begins this episode of the Intentional Clinician Podcast by giving some background to the discussion that is to take place. Paul reads from and comments on Matthew Fox’s Book: The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine. Together, Paul and this material raise many questions that are facing the culture today. Paul especially focuses on the topic of masculinity, and maleness in the culture of the United States—and the challenges facing men and boys today. Following this, Remahn joins the conversation which was recorded in March 2019.

Remahn Farley and Paul Krauss MA LPC have an honest discussion in the moment about their thoughts about an array of unanswerable global questions mostly concerning what it means to be a man, and the confusion and change that men are going through in western culture. Both Paul and Remahn reflect on their personal experiences growing up and how this affected them as males.

My goal was to release this episode in the series of discussion on men (the first episode in the series on men was released as episode #37 and followed up by episode #40). In New Orleans, in March 2019, Remahn and I sought to have an honest discussion about the issues facing men from our perspective at the time.

Also discussed: The need for men to discuss issues and not bury their feelings. Where are the male role models today? Making decisions from an ego or making the best decision for the situation. Is it ok for men to display vulnerable emotions in today’s society? #MeToo Movement. Matthew Fox’s book The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine. Instant reactions versus responding. Stereotypes of Men not displaying emotions. The effects of the instant news media and social media. Twitter. Free speech and the marketplace. Changes in gender roles in the United States. How you are taught indirectly while growing up. Men learning from authentic conversations with women. How do you go deep and talk with men? Evolving and growing and changing your viewpoints. Hanging on to older viewpoints. Growing up in the patriarchy. The influence of different roles and lessons. Attempting to understand other people and their viewpoints. How do you have balance? How do we deal with vulnerability and shame? When are men allowed to express their emotions? Tribalism. A larger consciousness. As a culture, are we on the same team, or is life about productivity and power? It starts with the personal and then works toward the collective. How do we empower men, instead of reacting to the women’s movement? How can men and women work together in the culture? How can men evolve and lead better? How do men gain power in ways that are ethical—and translate that into authority? How can we be pro-human? Why is authoritarian power emerging? Why is emotional intelligence important? Courage. Hero worship. The grey areas of trying to “Do good works.” Follow the money. The Citizens United decision. The difference between what is right and what the law is. Money becoming speech and power. Gas lighting. The need for male role models. Colin Kaepernick. Star Spangled Banner. Questioning the past and then improving your present and future. What do we do with emotions that have not been dealt with? As men, how do we improve our relationships and other things we are involved in? The city of New Orleans. etc.

“All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident.”- Arthur Schopenhauer

Books Read:
The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine by Matthew Fox

Poems Read:

Champion the Enemy’s Need by Kim Stafford
The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry
I Live My Life In Growing Orbits by Rainer Maria Rilke
Face It, You’re Happy by Japanese Zen Poet, Ikkyū (1394-1481)

Original Music:
"Winter in America" from Winter in America by Gil Scott-Heron (Spotify)

“Mathematics” from Black on Both Sides by Mos Def (Spotify)

“Just To Get By” from Quality by Talib Kweli (Spotify)

 

Remahn Farley is the co-founder of Swaggerbrand, which provides online database resources, online marketing, app development, websites and more.

Remahn Farley, the company’s co-founder and Online Marketing Project Manager has a deep understanding of Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, web design and web development, making him a valuable resource to his clients, who count on him to “get it right.”

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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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