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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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Tips for Helping a Friend who is Cutting | Orlando Self Harm Counseling

By |August 6th, 2010|

Tips for helping a friend who is cutting
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Therapy on Horseback for Developmental Students

By |July 22nd, 2010|

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

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

By |July 14th, 2010|

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 to

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

By |July 14th, 2010|

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

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

By |June 1st, 2010|

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,” affects

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

By |May 12th, 2010|

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