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Sex, Students, & Teachers! 10 Tips to Protect Your Child | Michelle Preston | Orlando Family Counselor

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10 Tips To Protect Your Child A high school teacher having sex with a teenaged student is the hot topic this week. Once again, a female teacher is accused of seducing a young male student into a sexual relationship. Michelle Preston, a Shawnee Mission High School teacher allegedly established an inappropriate relationship with the student [...]

5 Tips to Find Balance | Is it really possible? | Orlando Life Counselor Alicia Barilla

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Do you crave a more balanced life? Do you think life would be more enjoyable if your schedule matched up with your priorities? Does it feel like as soon as your schedule is working for you that something in your life changes? Life is full of constant changes and adjustments.   Maintaining a balanced lifestyle is something [...]

Orlando 5th Angriest City | 3 Tips for Anger Control | Orlando Anger Management Counseling Classes

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Local news reports the following stories in one day in Central Florida Murder-Suicide: Christopher Durinick, 36, shot and killed his wife Margaret, 37,  and then killed himself. Employee Murders Boss: Rocky T. Christian, 27, fatally shot his boss Nasser Alkattan, 39, after an argument. 8 year old arrested for Aggravated-Assault:  an 8 year old boy [...]

3 Life Lessons We Can Learn from Addictions & Substance Abuse | Charlie Sheen | Orlando Counselor

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Famous actor Charlie Sheen has been in the news much in the last several years. Unfortunately, not for his acting. We see in the media a tumultuous personal life which appears to contain alcohol and drug addiction. Mr. Sheen just completed three weeks of substance abuse treatment, and yet still states "I find sobriety boring." [...]

7 Signs of Addiction | Orlando Addictions Counselor

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What is Addiction? According to the Mirriam Webster dictionary, "addiction" is defined as "a compulsive need for and use of a habit forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawl." People can be addicted to drugs (prescription or illegal), alcohol, gambling, sex, food, gaming, or nicotine. When does it become [...]

WHY would a young mother commit suicide? | Michelle Dubois | Orlando Depression Counseling

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Why would she do such a thing?   How could we have helped her?  Why would she leave her young boys?  Will she go to Heaven?  How will we live without her?  What should we tell her children?  What was she thinking?  Didn’t she know how much we loved her? These are just a few of the [...]