Episode 58

I had the privilege of spending some time with Paul Krauss, host of the Intentional Clinician podcast. Paul and I talk about integrating substance use into mental health work on this week’s episode.  On his podcast he features entertaining and informative talks covering psychology and philosophy with a variety of guests! Discussing both practical and eccentric approaches on living a full and vibrant life. Including, bold unedited discussions about the meaning of life, history, music, and culture. Paul draws on his unique life experience of growing up in a small motel in the countryside, living in large cities, and working with and living among diverse cultural and socioeconomic groups–combining his trauma-informed science-based perspective with the contrasting desire to live like a mystic. Opposites unite on this podcast! More at www.healthforlifegr.com

Paul’s Bio

Paul is devoted to bringing high quality therapy and counseling to  Grand Rapids and is the co-founder of Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids. In addition to being level II certified by the official EMDR institute , Paul is also ACRA certified by Dr. Robert J. Meyers and is also an expert on working with teenagers, young adults, and their parents regarding issues of addiction. If you are looking for someone who knows the field of psychology well, has over 10 years of experience in counseling, has definite cultural competency from both life experiences, living in various places through his life ( Chicago, Michigan, Phoenix, AZ, Ireland), and traveling extensively, and has a non judgmental and balanced approach to the human condition, relationships, and different life philosophies–then call Paul today: 616-365-5530. If you are looking for counselors (or counsellors) in Grand Rapids, MI, Paul has also developed a separate resource page here.

Paul Krauss also has a podcast about Psychology and Counseling called The Intentional Clinician, which you can listen to by clicking here or here.

From Paul: I deeply believe that each and every human being has the potential to transform in a powerful way—no matter their past, their circumstances or current challenges. I am naturally intrigued by your story and am passionate in my approach to have you reach beyond your goals, beyond your pain, and beyond what seems possible. The great thing about counseling, is that it has been scientifically proven to work over and over again. In fact, recent research in neurology has shown positive changes in the brain during and post counseling. From helping high achievers overcome barriers to growth to helping those suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and other maladies to have a higher quality of life and even recover completely. No matter what is going on in your life, I have over a decade of clinical experience, and the tools, skills and expertise to help you get the results you desire.

I draw upon your inner strength, set goals with you, work with you to build new skills, help you to remove barriers, and utilize highly specialized techniques to help you get free of what is holding you back in the present and holding you down from your past. I am extremely conscientious and therefore, if I did not specialize in what you are dealing with, I will refer you to a trusted colleague immediately. I have consistently expanded my knowledge base since obtaining my Master’s degree through independent study, consultation, and learning from some of the greats in the field of psychology, attending lectures and trainings from: Dr. Robert J. Meyers, Dr. Francine Shapiro, Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. James Hillman, Dr. Scott Miller, Bill O’ Hanlon, Jack Kornfield, Dr. Irvin Yalom, Dr. Erving Polster, Dr. David Burns, Dr. Aaron Beck, Dr. Donald Meichenbaum, Dr. Salvador Minuchin, Dr. Jeffery Kottler, Mike Speakman (Founder of PAL), and Kathleen Martin, LCSW, among others. Let’s work together to achieve your goals.

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