Mr. Paul Krauss, LPC

(He/ Him)

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

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), EMDRIA Certified Clinician, host of the Intentional Clinician podcast (which covers Psychology and Philosophy), Mental Health and 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’s mission is to provide accessible and authentic resources for people. Some examples of this: -Creating the Trauma-Informed Counseling Center of Grand Rapids to help educate the public on trauma and the effects of Trauma and provide excellent clinical services to the community. Hosting an annual conference on Trauma-Informed Care. Created hundreds of pages online to read regarding the topic, in addition to an active blog about various health topics. -Podcast (The Intentional Clinician) as a free resource for people covering the topics of Psychology, Philosophy, Self-Help, and Music. -The National Violence Prevention Hotline (in Progress) Paul has expertise in general mental health counseling, trauma-informed counseling, family counseling, male issues, substance abuse, career counseling, and general life consultations. He is a veteran counselor; throughout his career he has worked with diverse cultural groups and with individuals across the socioeconomic spectrum. He has specialized training in helping individuals and families overcome the effects of trauma-- he is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy) Level-II trained by EMDR-HAP and is now EMDRIA Certified.

Education & Experience

Clinical Director of Health for Life Counseling in Grand Rapids, MI (2017-Present) Private Practice Psychotherapist (2013-Present) Jewish Family and Children's Services of Arizona [Therapist, ACRA trainer and supervisor] (2008-Present) Lutheran Social Services of Illinois [ACT Team Counselor] (2007-2008) Interim Supervisor at Shanti Group Phoenix and the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS (2014-2016). The Chicago School of Professional Psychology [Masters of Psychology; Counseling Specialization] (2007) Michigan State University (2004)

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Arizona Counselors Association Michigan Mental Health Counselors Association American Mental Health Counselors Association American Counseling Association

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Couples
  • Expats
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealth

ASR Physician's Health Plan Blue Care Network Priority Health