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by Health for Life Grand Rapids

The Special Sauce: The Common Denominator in integrated Helping

Dec 16, 2020
Learning Objectives When given information about cultural competency, integrated care, and modern psychotherapy, participants will: 1. Describe at least one common denominator in the practices…

The effects of Trauma on Children and how Mindfulness can help

Learning Objectives 1) Clinicians will understand the types of trauma that impact children. 2) Clinicians will understand how trauma impacts children mentally, emotionally, physically, and…

Anxiety and the Teen Brain

Learning Objectives 1) What is anxiety (physiologically--brain and body) and how does chronic anxiety impact the developing brain from childhood into adulthood? 2) Why does…

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

Dec 11, 2020
Learning Objectives When given information about trauma-informed counseling techniques and the science that inspired it participants will: 1. Describe at the dominant paradigm of Trauma-Informed…

Religious Trauma and Leaving the Church

Let me know if this fits. You spent your entire life going to church for a variety of reasons: maybe parents made you and you…

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

Dec 03, 2020
What is Grief? How do we find peace after a loss? What do we do with the heartache? [Episode 56 of The Intentional Clinician] Claire…

Existential Life Choices for All!

Nov 25, 2020
Please consider this blog on existential life choices an opinion piece. As a psychotherapist, I want to make it explicitly clear that my job is…

Are you ready to Renew your Relationship?

Nov 23, 2020
All couples have a dance; moves and patterns that follow the music of their relationship. Neither person started the dance, neither person owns the dance,…

Introducing Justyne Ortquist MS, MEd, LLPC

Nov 20, 2020
Justyne Ortquist is a limited license professional counselor (LLPC) located in Grand Rapids, MI. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Michigan State University.…

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