Paul Krauss MA LPC (Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling) was recently quoted in an NBC Article about making friends as an adult in a world that has been dealing with a COVID-19 pandemic for the past 2 years.
April 13, 2022: Asking someone on a friend date and a romantic date can bring up similar fears (Progress in the battle against Covid-19 has ushered in a return to socializing. For many, that’s uncomfortable.)
This article discusses the difficulties of making friends as an adult (post-college age), as well as positive strategies to help with the process. The article also deals with the loneliness epidemic that is plaguing many Americans, why having uplifting friendships is actually vital for mental health, as well as issues of vulnerability and risk-taking.
To read the entire article click this link: https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/progress-covid-battle-anxiety-asking-people-friend-dates-rcna24164
Christina Wyman is a writer and teacher in Lansing, Mich., and author of the forthcoming middle-grade novel “Jawbreaker.” She’s on Twitter @CBWymanWriter.
Paul Krauss MA LPC is the Clinical Director of Health for Life Grand Rapids, home of The Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids. Paul is also a Private Practice Psychotherapist, EMDRIA Consultant in Training (CIT), 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 Post, NBC News, and Wired Magazine. Questions? Call the office at 616-200-4433.