The Intentional Clinician: Psychology and Philosophy
How to have conversations without having your reality invalidated or imposing your reality onto someone else with Joelle Prevost, LCSW [Episode 82]

How to have conversations without having your reality invalidated or imposing your reality onto someone else with Joelle Prevost, LCSW [Episode 82]

March 11, 2022

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Joelle Prevost LCSW about her book "The Conversation Guide: How to Skillfully Communicate, Set Boundaries, and Be Understood." In the interview, Joelle discusses the reasons she wrote this book and how it can help people. Joelle gives the listeners many tidbits during the interview that they can try in conversations themselves. As a former science teacher, Joelle worked on making her writing practical and accessible for all.

Connect with Joelle Prevost LCSW on Instagram and https://www.theconversationguide.com/

The Conversation Guide: How to Skillfully Communicate, Set Boundaries, and Be Understood, is available on Amazon, IndieBound, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. 

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. Paul has been quoted in the Washington Post and Wired Magazine. 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)

“Best Friend” by Boyfriend Genes (Spotify)

“Everybody’s Talking” [Harry Nilsson cover] by Boyfriend Genes (Spotify)

Recovery from Self-Harm, Trauma, and inspiring others through being authentic about our mental health with Amy Minh Hahn Corey [Episode 81]

Recovery from Self-Harm, Trauma, and inspiring others through being authentic about our mental health with Amy Minh Hahn Corey [Episode 81]

February 25, 2022

In this episode, Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Amy Minh Hạnh Corey about her own recovery from self-harm and trauma. Amy also talks about how she works to help others who are struggling with mental health concerns and trauma by telling her authentic story. There is a lot to be learned from Amy during this interview.

At only twenty-four years old, TEDx Speaker, Touring Motivational Speaker, Mindset/Life Coach, Singer, Songwriter, Goodwill Ambassador, and Entrepreneur; Amy Minh Hanh Corey is building her creative empire through her understanding and honesty in mental health and life by sharing her mindset now as a Mindset/Life Coach and in her music, songwriting, writing, public speaking, and ambassadorships. She has overcome so many difficult experiences and now inspires others through her authentic stories about her own recovery can inspire others.

Amy Minh Hahn Corey's TEDx talk is here.

Amy Minh Hann Corey's coaching site is 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, 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. Paul has been quoted in the Washington Post and Wired Magazine. 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)

“Look What You Did to Me” by Amy Mihn Hahn Corey (Spotify)

“Ghost Town” by Amy Mihn Hahn Corey (Spotify)

Discussing connections between Polyvagal Theory, the Evolution of Consciousness, Tribalism, Anxiety, Trauma, and more with Tom Beakbane [Episode 80]

Discussing connections between Polyvagal Theory, the Evolution of Consciousness, Tribalism, Anxiety, Trauma, and more with Tom Beakbane [Episode 80]

January 31, 2022

Paul Krauss MA LPC has a long-from discussion with Tom Beakbane (Author of How to Understand Everything: Consilience: A New Way to See the World), about many different topics related to the human nervous system and how we experience and perceive the world.

Also Discussed: "Bottom Up" way of understanding consciousness, nature of consciousness, polyvagal theory, cellular evolution, tribalism, anxiety, trauma, neurons, "top down perspective", traditional ways of explaining the brain, mammal and reptile behaviors, tardigrades, language, parenting, mythology, different ways of learning, the common factors in counseling research, our own bias, Jan 6th, political polarization, projection, fear, the causes of depression and anxiety as a hyper-focus, group think, conspiracy theories, a simple answer as a place to place one's anxiety, becoming a mature adult, dealing with ambiguity as a human, does the environment cause people's nervous system's to be "in the red zone", black and white thinking, the complexity of issues, entropy, the loss of cultural gathering places, the need for humans to have physical touch and close community, meetings and having close conversations, how do we really listen, how consuming the news can activate the sympathetic nervous system, and more.

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 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. Paul has been quoted in the Washington Post and Wired Magazine. 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)

"木漏れ陽" from 日々 by Sphontik (Spotify)

"散歩" from 日々 by Sphontik (Spotify)

 

Depth work in Ecotherapy and introducing “Hilltending” with Dr. James Liter, Ph.D. [Episode 79]

Depth work in Ecotherapy and introducing “Hilltending” with Dr. James Liter, Ph.D. [Episode 79]

January 9, 2022

Dr. James Liter, Ph. D. visits the Intentional Clinician Podcast and talks with Paul Krauss MA LPC about depth work in Ecotherapy and Ecopsychology. This is the second episode of the Intentional Clinician where James visits. James introduces his version of facilitated ecotherapy: "Hilltending."

Also Discussed:  What is Hilltending? Rooted in depth work, it can be understood as nature based archetypal facilitation. Archetypes, Depth Work, Inner Work, Terracentric and geo cosmological approaches to our relationship to habitat, ecological unconscious and relationship between the two approaches, Working with the opposites, dream work, alchemical eco narrative, mindful practices, somatic exercises (even if just walking), depending on person-rituals,  higher awareness of our actual relationship,  more informed decisions, psychological development more aligned with our true nature as members of the earth community, dealing with eco grief and sentimentality, , development of relationship to ecological Self that brings an eco psychological wholeness, integration of opposites (logos, eros), physical well being, etc.

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. Paul has been quoted in the Washington Post and Wired Magazine. 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)

"Voyage of Bran" from Eye of the Hunger by Brendan Perry (Spotify)

Vicarious Trauma Suffered by Doctors on the Front Lines with Dr. Michael Collins, MD (All Bleeding Stops) [Episode 78]

Vicarious Trauma Suffered by Doctors on the Front Lines with Dr. Michael Collins, MD (All Bleeding Stops) [Episode 78]

December 26, 2021

Author and Surgeon Dr. Michael J. Collins stops by The Intentional Clinician Podcast to speak with Paul Krauss MA LPC about his latest book All Bleeding Stops.The book takes readers to Vietnam at the height of the war, following young doctor Matthew Barrett and his struggle to acclimate to a harsh and violent medical environment.

Issues discussed in this episode:

  • Raising awareness of the difficulties doctors face in trying to give of themselves without giving so much it destroys them

  • Why physician suicide rate is the highest of any profession (more than double the general population) and how to help

  • Coping with a sensitive personality and how to grow from trauma

  • The very qualities – compassion, sensitivity, dedication – that often lead young people to a career in medicine, often make it difficult for them to reconcile their ideals with the cold, hard reality of morbidity and mortality: conditions no amount of caring can ever change

“A generation of young men went to Vietnam naive and idealistic,” says Collins. “They returned home broken and disillusioned—if they returned at all. We doctors are often victims of a similar fate. Like soldiers, the things we see and do are often too much to bear. And, like soldiers, not all of us make it back.”

To help combat those devastating mental effects, a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of All Bleeding Stops will go to qualified entities supporting mental health in the military and medical fields, such as PB Abbate and the PTSD Foundation.

Learn more about All Bleeding Stops by visiting www.michaeljcollinsmd.com 

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.

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)

"Rope & Summit" from Fields by Junip (Spotify)

 

Understanding Collective Trauma, How Trauma Impacts Relationships, and How to Recover from Trauma with Dr. Karol Darsa [Episode 77]

Understanding Collective Trauma, How Trauma Impacts Relationships, and How to Recover from Trauma with Dr. Karol Darsa [Episode 77]

December 15, 2021

If you want to learn more about what Trauma is, how trauma can impact one's relationships, what collective trauma is and what it can do to a person, and how to recover from trauma, then this episode of the Intentional Clinician podcast featuring special guest Dr. Karol Darsa Psy.D. is for you. Paul Krauss MA LPC and Dr. Darsa pack a great deal of valuable information into this episode, as they have both specialized in the treatment of trauma in their careers.

Dr. Karol Darsa, Psy.D., is an accomplished trauma psychologist, author of The Trauma Map, founder of Reconnect Center in Pacific Palisades, CA, and creator of the Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Model.
For more than 20 years, Dr. Darsa has help clients reconnect to their whole selves by treating their physical, mental, and spiritual ailments caused by trauma. Learn how Dr. Darsa’s experience throughout life inspired her to treat universal pain.

 

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 , 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)

"Osouji" from Philadelphia by Shabason, Krgovich & Harris (Spotify)

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.

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)

"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 choose 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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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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.

Follow Health for Life Grand Rapids:

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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.

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

Instagram   |   Facebook     |     Youtube

 

 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)

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