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by Health for Life Counseling Grand Rapids

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and How is it Used by Counselors to Help you?

Oct 15, 2021
“Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.” - Albert Ellis, the founder of Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy…

Surviving Without

Oct 11, 2021
A story of loss and grief counseling Loss is strange in that it’s both a constant the world over and dreaded enough to be completely…

A Guide to Finding Cheap Therapy or Free Counseling Near Me in Grand Rapids, MI and West Michigan by Health for Life Counseling

Oct 04, 2021
Many people in Grand Rapids, MI and West Michigan wonder: Where can I find Cheap Therapy or even Free Counseling near me? This guide was…

What is Trauma-Informed Counseling?

Jan 11, 2021
What is Trauma? Trauma can be understood as any extraordinarily stressful experience in life that has a lasting negative impact on someone, particularly to their…

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…

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.…

Introducing Lindsey Beaver LLMSW

Nov 16, 2020
Lindsey Beaver is a limited license social worker (LLMSW) located in Grand Rapids, MI. She completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a double major…

The Crisis of Suicidality in LGBT+ Populations

Sep 09, 2020
We need to talk about suicide. Approximately 800,000 people die a year as a result of suicide. Amongst individuals aged 15-24, it is the number…

How Do I Know If I’m In A Cult?

Aug 24, 2020
When you think about cults, things like Heaven’s Gate or the Branch Davidians or the way North Koreans venerate Kim Jong-Un come to mind. We…

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