Laura Bravo

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.

Jenny McCarthy & Her Sons Battle | 5 Signs of Autism

Jenny McCarthy has gone from a Playboy model, to comedian, and actress.  She is using her celebrity however, to draw attention to Autism and has written a book about her challenges and treatment approaches that have helped her son.  The diagnosis of Autism has exploded in the past ten years. It occurs in all ethnic

By |October 6th, 2011|Autism, Blog, Children, Family, Laura Bravo, Parenting, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Updates|Comments Off

Steve Jobs & Tips To Cope With Grief | Laura Bravo

Steve Jobs, founder of Macintosh Computers, died yesterday at the age of 56. Many loyal Apple Computer diehard fans feel a strong connection to Steve Jobs and are mourning his loss. Some have called him the Einstein of this century! While most knew he had been battling pancreatic cancer, many of us are shocked at

By |October 6th, 2011|Adults, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Family, Grief, Laura Bravo, Relationships, Resolve Conflict, Updates|Comments Off

Fires, Floods and Hurricanes | 3 Tips To Cope with Loss

Hurricanes, flooding and fires. Nearly 10,000 people were told to evacuate northeastern states due to flooding. The fires in Texas have left 1,000’s displaced from their homes. The daily news in the past three weeks has been a constant barrage of natural disasters. Our hearts break as we see many people in danger of loosing

By |September 9th, 2011|Adults, Alcohol, Anger, Anxiety, Blog, Children, Depression, Drug, Family, Grief, Laura Bravo, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|Comments Off

9-11 10th Anniversary | 5 Tips To Cope With Grief | Turn off the TV

Do you remember where you were when those planes struck the World Trade Center? Did you know someone that worked in the Twin Towers? Did you lose a loved one or a friend? Do you still have feelings of grief or post traumatic stress symptoms every time you see replays of the trade center burning

By |September 9th, 2011|Adults, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Laura Bravo, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Updates|Comments Off

5 Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction | Father’s bond after losing their sons

“Pills mills” are all over the news. What are pill mills? According to CBS News, pill mills are places where doctors provide prescription pain medication without medical exams or testing. The most often obtained prescriptions are Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, (both are Opiods). Persons addicted will go through just about any hoops to obtain it either by doctor shopping (which means

4 Possible Reasons Why Lashandra Armstrong Drowned Her Children

Tuesday evening, in New York, Lashandra Armstrong, a mother of four young children drove her minivan into the Hudson river. Her 10 year old child managed to escape the sinking van while everyone else drowned.  This news is an incredibly heart wrenching and tragic story.
Questions on everyone’s mind is a mother go from loving and caring for her children one