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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.

Therapy on Horseback for Developmental Students

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The constant screaming at the top of his lungs was the worst. He would scream for no apparent reason as if someone was murdering him. There was nothing I could do. He was inconsolable. I tried everything, but nothing worked. What was it? The cause of my son's incessant screaming was Sensory Processing Disorder. My [...]

Tips if you Suspect Developmental Delay in Your Child | Orlando Social Skills Counseling Services

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Rolling over, sitting, crawling, walking, cooing, speaking; these are just some of the basic developmental milestones we expect our young children to reach. When we suspect one or more of these is delayed, what do we do? Where do we turn? In Orange County, Florida, before a child is three years old, one can turn [...]

3 Tips to Manage the Stress of Unemployment | Orlando Anxiety Stress Management Counselor

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Our economic future is uncertain and many have lost their jobs. It appears that many male-dominated professions have taken the hardest hits; construction and development, managerial positions, IT, and much more. Business which were once booming have either closed their doors or downsized to simply the owner and maybe his children. Sudden unemployment for primary [...]

Tips if Pregnant with an Eating Disorder – Pregorexia | Orlando Womens Counselor Therapist

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Orlando Womens Counselor Therapist Generally speaking, diet, health and nutrition remain front and center of our culture's media, I've seen little on disordered eating in the past several years, save one topic: "Pregorexia." While disordered eating may be life threatening for the person with the disorder, this apparent rise in disordered eating during pregnancy, "pregorexia," [...]

Orlando Domestic Violence Counselor on Catch 22 | If He Can’t Live With You, He Might Kill You

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While experiencing a rare chance to go riding on a Sunday morning, I encountered a police blockade barring the entrance to Jay Blanchard Park. It looked serious, with several police cars and a police van, and lots of yellow police tape. I rode a different way, and when I got home, searched to learn what [...]

Trauma: What To Do When Disaster Strikes | West Virginia Mine Explosion | Orlando Trauma & Loss Counseling

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Orlando Trauma & Loss Counseling The news of the devestating mine accident in Virginia recently brings into sharp focus how easy it is to have one's world turned upside down in a second. We are bombarded by tragic news stories of earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, violent crime, abuse, murder and much more. Most people consider those examples [...]