What is Holistic Mental Health?

Dr. Nicole Cain ND MA and Happy Healthy Hadlee

[Episode 95 of The Intentional Clinician Podcast]

You will enjoy this conversation with two specialists who have a predilection for convergence if you are someone who is interested in both traditional wisdom and contemporary science’s approaches to mental health and wellness. Paul Krauss MA LPC conducted the interview. While the majority of Americans are clearly divided on political views, the same is frequently true when it comes to medicine. People will often dismiss anything that doesn’t fit their personal identity paradigm and steadfastly adhere to one of two versions of “medicine”: 1. Modern/Western Medicine Approaches or 2. Natural or “holistic” Methods. Despite considerable progress toward fusing the best of Modern and Holistic Approaches, the developing area of Functional Medicine frequently falls short. Dr. Nicole Cain, ND, MA (Board-Certified NMD in Arizona with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology), and Hadlee Garrison (University of Michigan with a B.S. in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience and a Master’s of Public Health in Health Behavior and Health Education), are leaders in combining cutting-edge Western medicine research, testing, and breakthroughs with tried-and-true, more natural and holistic methods. As we discuss what exactly “holistic mental health” is and why it is significant for people wanting to recover from mental health-related stress and enhance general wellness, the conversation flows.

Dr. Nicole Cain, ND MA is a nationally renowned expert in natural mental health, helping people transform their mental health naturally by uncovering the root cause. She has been published by Salon Magazine, Well + Good, Psychology Today, quoted in Forbes and more!

Happy Healthy Hadlee is an ayurvedic expert, academic, healer and her mission is to teach people how to transform their habits, health, bodies, energy, confidence, and all of the other things in order to lead less stressed and more joyful lives.


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 PostNBC NewsWired Magazine, and Counseling Today. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433. 

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Original Music:

”Shades of Currency” [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL (Spotify)

”Rocket” from Head First by Goldfrapp (Spotify)

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