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8 Characteristics of Teen & Serial Arsonists | Suspected Orlando Serial Arsonists Arrested | Steven Angle | Orlando Winter Park Counselor

Two persons of interest were arrested for suspected link to 30 arson incidents in the Orlando area.  Since June 2014 there has been:

Eleven residential arson incidents in Sanford
Twelve in the Orlando area
Three in the Daytona area.

CFN 13 Interviews Total Life Counselor Dana West on Characteristics of Arsonists
Steven Angle, 40, a person of interest in nearly 30 […]

Beauty & the Beast | Tips for Slaying Depression | Robin Williams | Jada Jackson, LMHC

Depression is a BEAST! Did you know that the more beautiful, talented and popular people fight harder to slay the beast of depression? Some of Hollywood’s most famous beauties have been diagnosed with depression: Ashley Judd, Owen Wilson, Demi Lovato, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooke Shields and more. Additionally, research suggests that pretty women are […]

By |August 13th, 2014|Addictions, Adults, Alcohol, Blog, Depression, Drug, Jada Collins, Updates|0 Comments

5 Ways to Cope When Your Loved One is Mentally Ill | Robin Williams Died | Lake Mary Counselor FL

We learned today that Academy Award winning actor, Robin Williams, died of an apparent suicide at his home in California. Mr. William’s publicist, Mara Buxbaum, said in a statement that Mr. Williams had been battling severe depression. It has been well known that Robin Williams had been battling Bi-polar Disorder, a mental illness where people […]

3 Parent Tips to Influence our Teens | Orlando Winter Park Teen Counselor Dana West, LCSW

As parents we always worry about our teens and if they are doing the right thing. We want to make sure they are getting good grades to get into college, hanging out with the right friends, & having good manners to name just a few. When our children develop into their teen years our main […]

By |July 31st, 2014|Alcohol, Anger, Blog, Dana West, Defiance, Drug, Family, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments

Cory Montieth from Glee dies | How often do addicts relapse | Orlando Addictions Counselor

Cory Monteith star of Glee dies at the age of 31 and many suspect he lost his battle against addiction and relapsed. Many family members of those struggling with addiction wonder how many times a person struggling with addiction relapses before they walk away from addiction for good! Below are statistics about how addiction touches […]

By |July 15th, 2013|Addictions, Adults, Alcohol, Blog, Dana West, Drug, Family, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments

Substance Abuse Doesn’t Discriminate | Amanda Bynes DUI | Dana Risucci-West, LCSW

Substance Abuse Doesn’t Discriminate | Amanda Bynes DUI | Orlando Substance Abuse Counselor Dana Risucci-West, LCSW Addictions Expert

Picture Perfect?

Some people appear to have it all: good grades, rewarding careers, and loving families. What outsiders may not see behind the near perfect appearance are issues that may be internalized to keep up an image.  The stress […]

By |March 5th, 2013|Addictions, Adults, Alcohol, Blog, Dana West, Drug, Teens, Updates|0 Comments