Mindfulness, Recovery, & Philosophy with Bryon Sabatino Pt. 1. [Episode 6]

August 13, 2017
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The Intentional Clinician Episode #6: Mindfulness, Recovery, & Philosophy with Bryon Sabatino

In part 1 of my conversation with Bryon Sabatino, we discuss how mindfulness and philosophy as ways to be in recovery. Bryon and Paul discuss that we are all in recovery from something and share insights from their practices. Bryon has been running and intensive outpatient therapy group in Tempe, AZ called "Inner Work Counseling" for years and has helped so many struggling with addictions to substances. 

Bryon Sabatino is the owner and founder of Inner Work Counseling in Tempe, AZ. Check out his website here.

Paul Krauss MA LPC practices counseling in Grand Rapids, MI. Paul has his private practice at Health for Life Grand Rapids, located on 781 Kenmoor Ave SE, Suite C. Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Check out his clinic which features himself and several fantastic clinicians http://www.healthforlifegr.com/  If you or someone you know is in need or just wants to give counseling a try-- call Paul at 616-365-5530 (direct), or at the office 616-200-4433. Here is Paul's email: PaulK@healthforlifegr.com

Learn more at www.paulkrausscounseling.comandwww.counselingsupervisorgr.com.

Stay tuned for more intentional clinician episodes. Feel free to send in show topic requests. Thank you for listening. -Paul Krauss

Original music, used with permission: 

"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

Anger! The what, how, where, and why of it with Mike Speakman [Episode 5]

June 12, 2017
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The Intentional Clinician #5: Anger! The what, how, where, and why of it with Mike Speakman.

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Mike Speakman--part two of the conversation.

In part 2 of my conversation with Mike Speakman, we discuss ANGER! Seriously, we discuss all the ins and outs of anger, what it is, where it comes from, the pros and cons of it, how destructive it can be and how to use it for your benefit. We discuss how anger can affect relationships, why it is a vital emotion, and why it often viewed as negative in the US culture. We hope you enjoy this interview with Mike Speakman LISAC, founder of the PAL support group (parents of addicted loved ones).

Check out Mike's book "The Health Expressions of Anger" work book here.

Paul Krauss MA LPC practices counseling in Grand Rapids, MI. Paul works at Health for Life Grand Rapids, located on 781 Kenmoor Ave SE, Suite C. Grand Rapids, MI 49546. You can learn more about Paul and his fellow clinicians here: http://www.healthforlifegr.com/  If you or someone you know is in need or just wants to give counseling a try-- call Paul at 616-365-5530 (direct), or at the office 616-200-4433. Here is Paul's email: PaulK@healthforlifegr.com

Paul and the Health for Life Grand Rapids team are working on "Ask a Counselor" events--if your organization wants a speaker for mental health or counseling or any other relevant cultural issue--contact Paul today. 

Learn more at www.paulkrausscounseling.com and www.counselingsupervisorgr.com.

Thank you for listening. Make sure to subcribe to never miss an episode. Now accepting topic requests. -Paul Krauss

Original music, used with permission: 

"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

"Pay Attention" [Instrumental] from Guesthouse by PAWL

How to “drug-proof” your child and more with Mike Speakman [Episode 4]

June 5, 2017
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The Intentional Clinician, Episode #4 How to "drug-proof" your child and more with Mike Speakman.

In part 1 of my conversation with Mike Speakman, we discuss how to help “drug-proof” your child, how recovery works, and what to do about the drug addiction issues facing our community. We talk about recovery from addiction, cultural rites of passage, personal growth through relationships, family, community, and counseling. We discuss how delayed emotional growth in children may contribute to illegal drug use as an adult. We discuss how parents can intervene successfully to help an addicted child. We discuss the current culture in the United States and how we can all help our neighbors and children to navigate some of the difficulties facing our communities through drugs and other forms of addiction. We discuss personal growth and how to be open to different points of view so that you can help yourself and others to change. It's difficult to summarize this vibrant and wide-ranging conversation. We hope you enjoy this interview with Mike Speakman LISAC, founder of the PAL support group (parents of addicted loved ones).

Most children in the United States will end up experimenting with drugs by the time they are adults, so you can't really ever drug-proof anyone 100%, but there are many things to learn as a family member or friend that can help someone steer clear of drug addiction. Learn how by working with a counselor who has experience with addiction work and check out Mike's book here.

Paul Krauss MA LPC practices therapy in Grand Rapids, MI. Paul has his private practice at Health for Life Grand Rapids, located on 781 Kenmoor Ave SE, Suite C. Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Check out his clinic which features himself and several fantastic clinicians http://www.healthforlifegr.com/  If you or someone you know is in need or just wants to give counseling a try-- call Paul at 616-365-5530 (direct), or at the office 616-200-4433. Here is Paul's email: PaulK@healthforlifegr.com

If you are an organization in need of a public speaker on the subject of psychology or mental health, Paul will gladly customize a talk to your audience and topic preference. After his short fact-filled speech, he will answer questions from the audience. Many more "ask a counselor" events coming soon in Grand Rapids and beyond.

Learn more at www.paulkrausscounseling.com andwww.counselingsupervisorgr.com.

Stay tuned for more intentional clinician episodes. Feel free to send in show topic requests. Thank you for listening. -Paul Krauss

Original music, used with permission: 

"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

"Solar Flares" [Instrumental] from Modified Dreams by PAWL

Counseling is an Effective Form of Treatment [Episode 3]

May 29, 2017
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The Intentional Clinician, Episode #3 Counseling is an Effective Form of Treatment.

Paul Krauss MA LPC discusses the overwhelming empirical evidence that counseling is an extremely effective form of treatment. Counseling is safe and has preventative effects. Research studies have noted that the effects of counseling typically last longer than pharmacological treatments. Paul discusses many studies that conclude that counseling works and should be used as a "first-line" treatment for most non-life-threatening mental health situations. Counseling is also known as psychotherapy.

If a person is suffering from any type of emotoinal or psychological disturbance, counseling is a safe form of treatment that can allow them to recover and feel like themselves again-- without side effects. If someone is already on a medication, counseling can help the person get to the root cause of what the medication is helping with--and possibly enhance the healing effects.

Counseling is an effective form of treatment for depression, anxiety, relationship issues, emotional disturbance, ADHD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (especially EMDR treatment, which Paul is trained in), addiction, stress, unwanted behaviors, panic disorders, anger issues, eating disorders, bipolar disorders, ADHD, phobias, including social phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), self-harm, substance abuse, and more. 

Paul Krauss is a counselor living in Grand Rapids, MI. Paul has his private practice at Health for Life Grand Rapids, located on 781 Kenmoor Ave SE, Suite C. Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Check out the webpage http://www.healthforlifegr.com/  If you or someone you know is in need or just wants to give counseling a try-- call Paul at 616-365-5530 (direct), or at the office 616-200-4433. Paul enjoys email, PaulK@healthforlifegr.com

If you are an organization in need of a public speaker on the subject of mental health, Paul will gladly customize a talk to your audience and topic preference. After his short fact-filled speech, he will answer questions from the audience. Many more "ask a counselor" events coming soon in Grand Rapids and beyond.

Learn more at www.paulkrausscounseling.com and www.counselingsupervisorgr.com.

Stay tuned for more intentional clinician episodes. Feel free to send in show topic requests. Thank you for listening. -Paul Krauss

Original music, used with permission: 

"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

"Crash the Party" [Instrumental] from Modified Dreams by PAWL

References

Brownawell & Kelley. (October 2011). Psychotherapy is effective and here’s why. Monitor on Psychology. Vol 42, No. 9.
http://www.apa.org/monitor/2011/10/psychotherapy.aspx

Duncan, B.L. , Miller, S.D. ,Wampold , B.E. , and Hubble, M.A.( 2010) The Heart and Soul of Change: Delivering What Works in Therapy ( second edition ). Washington, DC : American Psychological Association

How Psychotherapy Works.American Psychological Association. Dec 22, 2009.
http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2009/12/wampold.aspx

Research Shows Psychotherapy Is Effective But Underutilized. American Psychological Association. August 9, 2012.
http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2012/08/psychotherapy-effective.aspx

Recognition of Psychotherapy Effectiveness. American Psychological Association. August 2012
http://www.apa.org/about/policy/resolution-psychotherapy.aspx

Wampold, B. E. (2011). Qualities and Actions of Effective Psychotherapists.
Series I: Systems of Psychotherapy. Washington DC: American Psychological Association.https://www.apa.org/education/ce/effective-therapists.pdf

Wampold, B. E. (2001). The great psychotherapy debate: Models, methods, and findings. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Overcoming Emotional Eating with Karthik Ramanan [Episode 2]

May 22, 2017
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The Intentional Clinician, Episode #2: Overcoming Emotional Eating with Karthik Ramanan (Soon-to-be Dr. Ramanan).

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews soon-to-be Naturopathic Doctor Karthik Ramanan about his life, emotional eating, lifestyle medicine, preventative medicine, depression, mental health, overcoming self-doubt, food addiction, overcoming an unhealthy lifestyle, and much much more.

At 27 years old, Karthik's life was successful by most standards. He had a well paying corporate job in the finance industry. He was able to pay off his undergraduate student loans. He lived in a nice apartment. But with the accumulated stress from work and years-long low self-image, Karthik found himself to be 100 pounds overweight and headed in the direction of chronic disease and an unfulfilling life.

In 2011, that all changed. In a moment of "enough is enough", he discovered the power of eating real, earth-grown foods and shifting his mindset, believing that he too could find fulfillment and health. He then proceeded to change careers, lose 100 pounds, and started a four-year accredited program at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ to become a Naturopathic Doctor.

Karthik is on a mission to help others like him shed their previously held beliefs of what's possible for themselves, overcome lifestyle ailments and chronic stress, and find fulfillment and true health. 

Paul Krauss MA LPC is a professional counselor with a private practice in Grand Rapids, MI at an integrative clinic called Health for Life. www.healthforlifegr.com. You can call him 616-200-44330 or email paulk@healthforlifegr.com

Learn more at www.paulkrausscounseling.com and www.counselingsupervisorgr.com.

Stay tuned for many interviews and some more monologues in the following weeks. Thank you for listening. -Paul Krauss

 

Original music, used with permission: 

"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

"Wild" [Instrumental] from Modified Dreams by PAWL

https://pawl.bandcamp.com/

What is Personal Transformation through Counseling? [Episode 1]

May 14, 2017
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The Intentional Clinician, Episode #1: Personal Transformation

Paul Krauss MA LPC discusses how any person can transform through counseling as well as other growth methods that one can do at home. "As an introduction to this podcast, I will discuss my own personal story of transformation as well. I will share various concepts from psychology, neurobiology, and philosophy related to changes in perspective, personality, and the physical brain. I will also discuss barriers to change such as trauma, addiction, difficult circumstances and how to work on overcoming barriers to change. I will also discuss why I have chosen counseling as my life's work."

Join a Licensed Professional Counselor as he aims to demystify the topics of counseling and psychology from a down-to-earth perspective. At the same time, Paul Krauss will be discussing practical strategies for applying concepts from counseling and psychology to our lives. The Intentional Clinician podcast dives deep into discussing mental health and philosophy as a fundamental part of living a full and vibrant life. This podcast will feature stories, interviews, practical lessons, clinical research, and more.

Paul Krauss MA LPC practices Psychotherapy in Grand Rapids, MI at an integrative clinic called Health for Life. www.healthforlifegr.com Paul Krauss’ specialties include: Overcoming Trauma & PTSD, Counseling for Leaders and High Achievers, Neurological Disorders and Chronic Illness, Quarter-life/ Mid-life Crisis Turn Around, Finding a Sense of Purpose, Helping the Parents Of Young Adults, Mindfulness, and What should I do with my life? Paul will work with anyone he believes he can help with his advanced clinical training and over 10 years of counseling experience. Paul is also a Clinical Supervisor and trainer for new counselors who are working on gaining their full license, and for anyone seeking continuing education units. Learn more at www.paulkrausscounseling.com and www.counselingsupervisorgr.com.

Stay tuned for many interviews in the following weeks. Thank you for listening. -Paul

Original music, used with permission: 

"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

"Running" [Instrumental] from Modified Dreams by PAWL

https://pawl.bandcamp.com/