The Intentional Clinician: Counseling and Psychology
Trauma Informed Care, Neurobiology, and Modern Integrated Care with Randy Webb [Episode 14]

Trauma Informed Care, Neurobiology, and Modern Integrated Care with Randy Webb [Episode 14]

March 23, 2018

Paul Krauss MA LPC interviews Randy Webb MA MC LPC LMHC (TRN/HAP EMDR Facilitator, and trainer of Ericksonian Methods, behavioral health topics, and more—and learning consultant). Randy and Paul discuss trauma-informed care, and “modern integrated care” based on the latest neuroscience research, neurobiology, counseling and behavioral health research. Paul and Randy discuss Randy’s background in becoming a therapist and eventually a consultant and trainer by exploring his roots in training with the Milton H. Erickson Foundation. Eventually, the topic shifts to trauma-informed care and how to integrate that into many facets of the medical community both in and outside of the behavioral health system. EMDR therapy and other mind-body techniques are discussed. Further, Randy proposes that new terminology is emerging or needs to emerge to describe the integration of neurological and medical research on the entire “nervous system” and how this emerging data is merging with concepts from psychology and counseling. Many ideas are shared and questions, such as “what does whole-person care look like, in a system with limited time and resources?” And what does it mean to switch from fixing issues after they are broken, or investing in prevention. The conversation eventually covers how a modern integrated care approach and the awareness of a new intregrate paradigm can influence the community at large.

Randy Webb MA MC LPC LMHC works in Phoenix, AZ as a Private Practice Counselor, TRN/ HAP EMDR Facilitator, and a learning consultant for a large behavioral health organization in Maricopa County Arizona. Randy can be contacted through his email lluvia357@gmail.com

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the host of the Intentional Clinician as well as a Private Practice Counselor, Behavioral Health Consultant, Counseling Supervisor, and clinical trainer (ACRA Certified Trainer and creator of his own training “The Intentional Clinician" (6 CEUS)). Paul works to train clinicians at behavioral health organization in best practices. Paul has his private practice at Health for Life Grand Rapids, in Grand Rapids MI and is frequently visiting Phoenix, AZ for work as well.  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. Learn more about Paul http://www.paulkrausscounseling.com/ Paul enjoys email, PaulK@healthforlifegr.com

Original music, used with permission:
"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL
“You & Me Kid” [Instrumental] from Guesthouse by PAWL
Music available here:
https://pawl.bandcamp.com/

Trauma, PTSD, Recovery from trauma, cultural trauma, EMDR therapy, and other treatments. [Episode 13]

Trauma, PTSD, Recovery from trauma, cultural trauma, EMDR therapy, and other treatments. [Episode 13]

February 10, 2018

In this episode, Paul discusses the topics of trauma, post traumatic stress disorder, EMDR therapy, trauma-informed treatment, recovery from trauma and PTSD, the adverse childhood experiences study, best practices related to treating trauma, how trauma affects the brain, neurobiology research and more. Paul also discusses multiple examples of traumatic experiences, how trauma affects the brain, and how it can be perceived in society. If you or someone you know has suffered from a traumatic experience(s) share this podcast to help spread the news that there actually are empirically proven treatments for trauma that work!

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the host of the Intentional Clinician as well as a counselor living in Grand Rapids, MI. Paul is also available for corporate and personal consulting with issues related to behavior, mental health, motivation, brain health, and optimal performance. Paul has his private practice at Health for Life Grand Rapids, located on 781 Kenmoor Ave SE, Suite C. Grand Rapids, MI 49546.  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. Learn more about Paul http://www.paulkrausscounseling.com/ Paul enjoys email, PaulK@healthforlifegr.com . Paul is also an approved Clinical Supervisor, learn more here: https://www.counselingsupervisorgr.com/

Original music, used with permission: 

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

"Feynman Wolfgang" from Flighty Tronys 1 by Flighty Tronys

Music available here:

https://flightytronys.bandcamp.com/releases

https://pawl.bandcamp.com/

References:

ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience Study).
http://www.acestudy.org/

American Psychiatric Association (2013), Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders FifthEdition, Washington DC.

Buser, S., Cruz, L. (2015). DSM-5 Insanely Simplified: Unlocking the Spectrums within DSM-5 and ICD-10. Innerquest.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/ACE/

Herman, J.L. (1997) [1992]. Trauma and recovery: the aftermath of violence - from domestic abuse to political terror. New York: BasicBooks.

Kessler, R.C., Sonnega, A., Bromet, E. (1995). Posttraumatic stress disorder in the national comorbidity survey. Archives of General Psychiatry, 52, 1048-1060.
Lipschitz, D.S., Winegar, R.K., Hartnick, E., Foote, B., & Southwick, S.M. (1999). Posttraumatic stress disorder in hospitalized adolescents: Psychiatric comorbidity and clinical correlates. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 38, 385-392.
Mayo Clinic. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Symptoms.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/DS00246/

Mueser, K. T., Goodman, L. B., Trumbetta, S. L., Rosenberg, S. D., Osher, F., Vidaver, R., Auciello, P., & Foy, D. W. Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in severe mental illness. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 66: 493-499. (1998).

National Center for Trauma Informed Care,
http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/nctic/

Levine, Peter A. (2005). Healing trauma: a pioneering program for restoring the wisdom of your body. Boulder, CO :Sounds True,

 

Rosenberg, C. (2017). Your eyes may be key to healing your mind.

https://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/stories/your-eyes-may-be-key-heal-your-mind

Shapiro, F. (2001). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, 2nd edition, N.Y.: The Guilford Press.

Shapiro F. (2013).  Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy, Rodale Books.

Van der Kolk, B. A. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. New York: Viking.

Wikipedia. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posttraumatic_stress_disorder

 

Cultivating a Therapeutic Relationship with Your Mind and Body w/ Benjamin Reisterer [Episode 12]

Cultivating a Therapeutic Relationship with Your Mind and Body w/ Benjamin Reisterer [Episode 12]

December 2, 2017

In this episode, I interview therapist, and the creator of the app MetaFi, Benjamin Reisterer, LPC. We discuss learning about oneself, one's emotions, and more, in order to work on creating a therapeutic relationship with one's self (in both mind and body) to lead toward healing, transformation, and more. We also discuss many aspects of the importance of a healthy client-therapist relationship in the counseling process, how this may look, and how this can influence client satisfaction and therapy outcomes. Ben also discusses his knowledge of the Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy method (created by Diana Fosha, PhD). We discuss emotional awareness in both mind and body using multiple methods including a new APP called MetaFi. We discuss neurobiology, the brain, understanding emotions, emotional regulation, the interactions between the mind and the body, as well as the practices of yoga and mindfulness and how these can be useful in both the therapy process and the personal healing process.

Correction: In this episode I referenced "Episode 2" is the episode that talks about the research about counseling. That is incorrect, it is actually Episode #3: http://paulkrauss.podbean.com/e/counseling-is-an-effective-form-of-treatment-episode-3/

Benjamin Reisterer is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Michigan. Ben has a BA in Psychology and Family Studies from Cornerstone University and an MA in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. Ben is the founder and creator of MetaFi, an Android and iOS app designed to help promote mindfulness, emotional intelligence, and body awareness. Ben is a part of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and also a U.S. Navy SeaBee veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Ben takes a holistic approach to the work of counseling and strives to hold a space where emotions, symptoms, and thoughts can be safely and curiously explored as he believes they hold messages meant to be acknowledged, understood, and integrated. You can check out more about Ben here: https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/name/Benjamin_Reisterer_MA,LPC_Grand+Rapids_Michigan_206353

Paul Krauss MA LPC is the host of the Intentional Clinician as well as 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. Learn more about Paul http://www.paulkrausscounseling.com/ Paul enjoys email, PaulK@healthforlifegr.com

Original music, used with permission: 

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

"May You Be Born On Anarres" [Instrumental] from Music for Public Television by ttypes

Music available here:

https://ttttypes.bandcamp.com/

http://ttypesmusic.com/ttypes.html

https://pawl.bandcamp.com/

 

Buddhist Psychology as a Science of the Mind w/ Sivie Suckerman [Episode 11]

Buddhist Psychology as a Science of the Mind w/ Sivie Suckerman [Episode 11]

November 10, 2017

In this episode I interview Sivie Suckerman, MA LMHC about Buddhist Psychology and its life and clinical applications. We will be discussing the universal teachings of Buddhist Psychology as both a science of the mind and philosophy. In addition, we discuss the differences between "regular mindfulness" and utilizing mindfulness exercises along with Buddhist Psychology. True to the Intentional Clinician, we go into detail about how utilizing the concepts from Buddhist Psychology in counseling can help with anxiety, depression, and more.

Sivie Suckerman received her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2007 and has practiced in community mental health, crisis services, school-based mental health, residential, and women's health agencies. Currently, Sivie has a full time private practice in the West Seattle neighborhood of Seattle and has been in private practice for 3 and a half years. She is also a Certified Mindful Schools Instructor and Level II Little Flower Yoga Teacher. In addition, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting with an emphasis in Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts in 1998. Learn more here: http://www.siviesuckerman.com/

Paul Krauss MA LPC is a therapist and counseling supervisor 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. Paul works at Health for Life Grand Rapids with many other fantastic clinicians: http://www.healthforlifegr.com/  If you or someone you know is in need or just wants to give therapy a try-- call Paul at 616-365-5530 (direct), or at the office 616-200-4433. Email:  PaulK@healthforlifegr.com

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

Original music, used with permission: 

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

"The Twin" from Archetypes by PAWL

"Moment in the Sun" from Archetypes by PAWL

http://pawl.bandcamp.com

Poetry Changes Everything [Episode 10]

Poetry Changes Everything [Episode 10]

October 14, 2017

The Intentional Clinician Episode #10 Poetry Changes Everything with Fable, the poet.

In this episode, I interview Marcel "Fable" Price, the current Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids, Michigan. We discuss poetry and the transformative act of writing and self-expression. Further, we discuss how participating in a live poetry event can be helpful for people of all ages. Fable and I discuss our current "superconnected" internet culture and how over use of the internet can lead to "disconnection" and how putting down your phone and picking up a pen and paper can help people struggling with mental illness. In addition, getting out of your domicle and going to an open mic or live poetry even can be a way to sublimate your pain and difficulties into art. We discuss Fable's journey from a difficult time in his life into his love for writing, poetry, spoken word and hip hop--and how poetry is now actually his job. All of this and much more is discussed in this episode. 

Marcel "Fable" Price. Poet Laureate of Grand Rapids Michigan. Author of "Adrift in a Sea of M&M's" Fable is a Bi-racial North American writer, teaching artist, community advocate, spoken word poet, and motivational speaker. Fable The Poet is highly noted for his work with the youth; spreading Mental Health Awareness using his own stories to consume the audience. "At times, we all feel fragile. We are paper boats entertaining the waves of life." He is an official partner of Mental Health America and is known across the nation for crowd-interactive features that leave those attending enlightened and empowered. Buckle up, prepare to make a new friend, and enjoy the ride.

Contact/Booking:

FableThePoetBooking@gmail.com

www.MindOfFable.com

Follow the journey:

www.Facebook.com/FableThePoet

www.Instagram.com/FableIsTruth

www.Soundcloud.com/FableThePoet 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBeJAFB2QHc&list=PL9PRbKuiwI0NzJnIutrNmJwX5ZV5Y4alO&index=2

Paul Krauss MA LPC is a therapist and counseling supervisor 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 many gifted clinicians (each with their own specialty) 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. Email:  PaulK@healthforlifegr.com

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

Original music, used with permission: 

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

"In the Picture" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

http://pawl.bandcamp.com

From Fragmentation to Wholeness [Episode 9]

From Fragmentation to Wholeness [Episode 9]

October 6, 2017

The Intentional Clinician Episode #9: From Fragementation to Wholeness

In this solo episode, I discuss how our attitudes and personal habits effect the way we live, and how to bring about change in a fast-paced world, with regards to the following broad concepts: the concepts of fragmentation and wholeness, feeling overwhelmed by choices and the constant bombardment of media in our current culture, how to deal with the paradox of risk and uncertainty in life, how to find a passion and keep it, and go from being a master of none to a master of something. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. I will use many of my own stories throughout, stories I have heard, as well as quotes from authors and philosophers that I like.

Here is a quote about wholeness that spoke to me: Wholeness does not mean perfection, it means embracing brokenness as an integral part of life.- Parker J. Palmer

Paul Krauss MA LPC practices counseling and is a counseling supervisor 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 many gifted clinicians (each with their own specialty) 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.com and www.counselingsupervisorgr.com  and www.grandrapidscounselor.com

Original music, used with permission: 

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

"Where the Heart Is" [Instrumental] from Guesthouse by PAWL

http://pawl.bandcamp.com/

Treating Trauma in the Refugee and Immigrant Populations [Episode 8]

Treating Trauma in the Refugee and Immigrant Populations [Episode 8]

September 29, 2017

The Intentional Clinician Episode #8: Treating Trauma in the Refugee and Immigrant Populations with Dr. Noe Vargas

In this episode I talk with Dr. Noe Vargas about treating trauma in the refugee and immigrant populations. Dr. Vargas discusses his experiences working with the victims of complex trauma, including children who have been victims of sex trafficking, and others who are refugees from terrible situations in other countries, or immigrants who are also seeking a better life in the United States. Dr. Noe Vargas and I discuss his experience helping people who have complex trauma and/or post traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Vargas has learned advanced techniques to treat PTSD and trauma. Dr. Vargas and Paul Krauss MA LPC also discussed EMDR therapy and how it has helped people around the world recover from physical and psychological effects of trauma. We also discuss the motivations for helping people who are victims of complex trauma in terms of personal life mission and humanistic ideals.

Noé Vargas has a Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University and is the assistant dean for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Grand Canyon University. Dr. Vargas holds an Arizona independent license as a Professional Counselor. He has been certified by the Green Cross as a Field Traumatologist, is a National Certified Counselor, holds the Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) certification, and has met the Arizona board educational requirements to be a clinical supervisor. Dr. Vargas specializes in the areas of psychological trauma and substance abuse, and he has been trained to work side by side with medical doctors integrating behavioral health and medical care. Dr. Vargas has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses at different universities and community colleges and routinely makes professional presentations on topics such as understanding childhood trauma, cultural diversity, effective parenting communication, integrated health, and other behavioral health related topics in different settings.

Paul Krauss MA LPC was first trained to practice EMDR counseling in 2009. Since then he has finished EMDR level 2 and has done over 40 hours of EMDRIA approved advanced training on EMDR, treating complex trauma, and helping those suffering from dissociative disorders. Paul 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/ You can reach 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.com and www.counselingsupervisorgr.com and www.grandrapidscounselor.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

"Turn the Page" [Instrumental] from Guesthouse by PAWL

Addiction, Recovery, Philosophy, & Mindfulness Pt. 2 [Episode 7]

Addiction, Recovery, Philosophy, & Mindfulness Pt. 2 [Episode 7]

August 13, 2017

The Intentional Clinician Episode #7: Addiction, Recovery, Philosophy, & Mindfulness with Bryon Sabatino

In part 2 of my conversation with Bryon Sabatino, we discuss addiction, honesty, motivation, stages of change, counseling, and how mindfulness and philosophy can help in recovery. Bryon and Paul discuss hope for those suffering from addictions and their families. Bryon and Paul discuss Bryon's book "Inner Work" and the philosophy contained with it. This philosophy informs Bryon and Paul's counseling 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

"City Lights" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

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

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

August 13, 2017

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]

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

June 12, 2017

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]

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

June 5, 2017

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]

Counseling is an Effective Form of Treatment [Episode 3]

May 29, 2017

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

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Overcoming Emotional Eating with Karthik Ramanan [Episode 2]

Overcoming Emotional Eating with Karthik Ramanan [Episode 2]

May 22, 2017

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]

What is Personal Transformation through Counseling? [Episode 1]

May 14, 2017

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/