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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.

Bruce and Kris Jenner Separated | Keeping up with the Kardashians TV | 5 Tips to Strengthen Friendship in your Marriage | Orlando Marriage Counselor

After 22 years of marriage Bruce and Kris Jenner call it quits and separate.  The Keeping up with the Kardashians TV stars have been fighting rumors of splitting up for the last few years.  From viewing the episodes, you can see the power struggles, lack of affection, self-centeredness, and the practice of living separate […]

By |October 9th, 2013|Adults, Blog, Couples, Dana West, Divorce, Marriage, Relationships, Updates|0 Comments

Orlando Counselor on Post-Partum Depression Symptoms & 5 PPD Tips | Miriam Carey Shot Near US Capitol

Emotional Chaos Turns to Tragedy

Miriam Carey,  a 34-year old woman whom was a dental hygienist was killed by police on Thursday October 3 after a high-speed chase through Washington, D.C., that led to a lockdown of Capitol Hill.  The suspect’s mother reported to ABC news that she suffered post-partum depression following the recent birth […]

By |October 8th, 2013|Adults, Blog, Dana West, Depression, Family, Parenting|0 Comments

Lost that Lovin’ Feeling | Orlando Marriage Counselor on 4 Tips to Fall in Love Again | Richard Gere

Richard Gere separated from Cara Lowell over the past year and they are planning to divorce after 11 years of marriage.  The media has reported on the high percentage of divorces amongst celebrities and wonder how they grow apart.  There are many reasons for relationship failures, but one reason is celebrity couples are often […]

By |September 30th, 2013|Blog, Couples, Dana West, Depression, Divorce, Divorce, Family, Parenting, Relationships|0 Comments

Cory Montieth from Glee dies | How often do addicts relapse | Orlando Addictions Counselor

Cory Monteith star of Glee dies at the age of 31 and many suspect he lost his battle against addiction and relapsed. Many family members of those struggling with addiction wonder how many times a person struggling with addiction relapses before they walk away from addiction for good! Below are statistics about how addiction […]

By |July 15th, 2013|Addictions, Adults, Alcohol, Blog, Dana West, Drug, Family, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments

Do Most Sexual Abuse Survivors Lose their Childhood | Amanda Perry, Michelle Knight, & Gina DeJesus | Dana West, LCSW Orlando Abuse Counselor

Darkness into Light

Fleeing from the pits of darkness, Amanda Perry, 27, escaped from being held hostage for over a decade.  She called 911 at a neighbor’s house and found freedom after 10 years being held hostage.  She wasn’t the only one, Georgina “Gina” DeJesus, 23, and Michele Knight, 32, were found alive Monday night […]

The Benefits of Forgiveness | Dana West, LCSW

The Benefits of Forgiveness | Dana West, LCSW

Why is forgiveness easy to verbalize but so difficult to express? How many times should I forgive?  Can I distance myself while forgiving someone who hurts me repeatedly? If I forgive too quickly am I a pushover?  Is forgiving truly forgetting? I will never forgive you!  These […]