Dana West

About Dana West

Dana Risucci-West, LCSW specializes in substance abuse, addictions, marriage, trauma and sexual abuse issues. Dana is passionate about helping others feel heard and validated and then helping them to identify the root of their problems. Dana's mission statement with her practice is to Speak the Truth in Love and help others develop a purposeful treatment plan to achieve wellness and healing. Dana is known to show her heart and all that she does and facilities a warm environment where her clients feel safe and nurtured.

8 Characteristics of Teen & Serial Arsonists | Suspected Orlando Serial Arsonists Arrested | Steven Angle | Orlando Winter Park Counselor

Two persons of interest were arrested for suspected link to 30 arson incidents in the Orlando area.  Since June 2014 there has been:

Eleven residential arson incidents in Sanford
Twelve in the Orlando area
Three in the Daytona area.

CFN 13 Interviews Total Life Counselor Dana West on Characteristics of Arsonists
Steven Angle, 40, a person of interest in nearly 30

3 Parent Tips to Influence our Teens | Orlando Winter Park Teen Counselor Dana West, LCSW

As parents we always worry about our teens and if they are doing the right thing. We want to make sure they are getting good grades to get into college, hanging out with the right friends, & having good manners to name just a few. When our children develop into their teen years our main

By |July 31st, 2014|Alcohol, Anger, Blog, Dana West, Defiance, Drug, Family, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments

3 Lies Teen Girls Believe | Orlando Teen Counselor Dana West, LCSW

Ever stopped and wondered what happened to my sweet little baby girl while glancing at you’re teenage daughter struggling with self-esteem, relationships, and mood swings? It seems that it is a rite of passage in our society for teenage girls to battle with all these issues before discovering their value, worth, and place in adult

How to Identify Workplace Bullying and Tips for Victims | Jonathan Martin & Richie Incognito Orlando Bully Expert Dana West

Bullying and sports have made headlines since October 28, 2013 when Jonathan Martin, a 24-year-old offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins left his team after reporting he was bullied by veteran teammate Richie Incognito.  Martin accused Incognito and others on the team of harassment, physical violence and constant vulgar comments.  After the allegations surfaced, the Miami

By |December 6th, 2013|Adults, Blog, Bullying, Dana West, Stressless|0 Comments

4 Sexual Assault Victims Tips to Survive Abuse | Cocoa Beach Jermaine Smith | Mentally Disabled Woman Video Orlando Counselor Dana West, MSW, LCSW

Cocoa police admitted on November 8, 2013 that a breakdown in the department allowed a man accused of raping a mentally disabled woman to freely walk the streets for a year before he was finally arrested.  Jermaine Smith is behind bars for being accused of breaking into the Cocoa home of a mentally disabled woman

By |November 21st, 2013|Adults, Blog, Dana West, Sexual Abuse|0 Comments

7 Issues to Address Before Marriage | Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Engaged | Orlando Marriage Counselor Relationship Expert Dana West, LCSW

The latest Hollywood love news is that Kim Kardashian was presented with a 15-carat diamond ring from her long-term rapper boyfriend Kanye West, on her birthday October 21, 2013.  This will be Kardashian’s third attempt to walk down the aisle into matrimony bliss or will she?  Why does she keep making the same mistakes in

By |October 23rd, 2013|Blog, Couples, Dana West, Dating, Divorce, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Relationships|0 Comments