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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.

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

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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, [...]

Jenny McCarthy & Her Sons Battle | Orlando Autistic Spectrum Counselor on 5 Signs of Autism

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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 [...]

Steve Jobs & Tips To Cope With Grief | Orlando Grief Counselor

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

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"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

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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 [...]