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About Laura Bravo

About the author: Laura Peddie-Bravo, LMHC, NCC, is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in Orlando, Florida since 2001. She has many years of experience with various issues including eating disorders, domestic violence, trauma, PTSD, children, teen and adult issues. Because each individual is unique, Laura uses an eclectic style of counseling selecting the most appropriate forms of therapy for the individual. Laura looks at all issues through a Wellness perspective, and is well versed in most forms of therapy, especially cognitive-behavioral therapies. For more information, please contact Laura at Total Life Counseling, 407-248-0030.
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Orlando Marriage Counselor | Miley Cyrus Engaged – How Young Is Too Young To Get Married? Tips

By |June 7th, 2012|

Recently announced: The engagement of Miley Cyrus, age 19, to Liam Helmsworth, age 22. There is much speculation in the media about the significance of  their ages and the general question of “How young is too young to get married?” Given the rise of divorce in the United States, there has been a relatively recent

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Orlando Counselor with 7 Tips For Better Sleep | Sleepless with Daylight Savings Time

By |April 13th, 2012|

With daylight savings time, people across the U.S. are adjusting to a new sleep schedule. While the need for the time change is debatable, what is not disputed is the importance of having a good night’s sleep. One of the number one complaints from family, friends, colleagues and clients is a lack of sleep or

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Orlando ADHD Therapist | Three Most Hated Non-Medical ADHD Tips

By |April 12th, 2012|

Orlando Therapist ADHD Expert Gives Three Most Hated Non-Medical ADHD Tips

While prescription medication has it’s place, there are research studies which show children who have been placed on ADHD medication while young are substantially more likely to use and abuse drugs as they get older. Why?

The most common reaction is “My parents are giving me drugs,

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Eating Disorders Therapist on Current Trends | 6 Facts You Likely Didn’t Know

By |March 16th, 2012|

Celebrities such as Demi Lovato, Nicole Richie, Ashlee Simpson, Oprah Winfrey, Mary-Kate Olsen, and Wynonna Judd have each shared, publicly, their issues with eating. Their openness contributes to increased attention and understanding of eating related issues. Increased diagnoses of eating disorders may be due to better detection and society’s increased understanding of eating disorders. Some

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Whitney Houston | 5 False Beliefs About Prescription Drugs and Addiction | Orlando Addictions Counselor

By |February 25th, 2012|

People all over the world mourned the tragic loss of one of the most talented singers of 1980’s/1990’s, Whitney Houston. She joins multiple other celebrities, such as Judy Garland, Margaux Hemingway, Heath Ledger, Michael Jackson, who have had their lives cut short due to the result of a fatal combination of prescription drugs. Even worse,

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Restraining Order one day, Dead the next | Tips to Cope with Domestic Violence | Orlando Therapist

By |December 31st, 2011|

33 year old Rosamond McNeil died this week of a gunshot to her back. Her killer? Her abusive ex-boyfriend she tried many times to leave. The day before she died, she was granted a restraining order against her former boyfriend and father of her two children ages 7 and 9. The CEO of Harbor House,

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