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

By |July 31st, 2014|

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

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

By |July 15th, 2013|

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

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Substance Abuse Doesn’t Discriminate | Amanda Bynes DUI | Dana West Orlando Addictions Counselor

By |March 5th, 2013|

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

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Lindsay Lohan | 3 Tips to Discuss Negative Celebrity Influence on Your Child | Orlando Teen Counselor

By |January 10th, 2013|

It’s no mystery that celebrities in America are intensely scrutinized through constant media attention.  Every movement and action is dissected, analyzed, and mocked by millions of strangers who know nothing about the reality of celebrities’ lives.  Every other day there seems to be a new article about mishaps and accidents in various celebrities’ lives, and

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Is Your Daughter OUT-OF-CONTROL? | Lindsey Lohan Arrested Again | Orlando Family Counselor 6 Tips for Parents and their DAUGHTERS!

By |December 1st, 2012|

Lindsey Lohan Article-Arrested Again | Is Your Daughter OUT-OF-CONTROL? | | 6 Tips for Parents and their DAUGHTERS! | Jada Collins, MS, Counseling Teens Orlando, Lake Mary and Clermont Florida

Rich, beautiful, talented and OUT-OF-CONTROL! According to police, Lindsey Lohan was arrested again for an assault in a New York club. For those who continue to follow

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The Dad Effect on Teen Self Esteem | Penn State Study | Orlando Family Counselor Jim West

By |August 30th, 2012|

“I don’t understand why my daughter is so depressed?

“Why is my son hanging out with negative influences?”

“Why does my daughter date idiots?”

“Why does my son have such low self esteem?”

If you hear yourself or other parents asking these questions it might be the “dad effect!”

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