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

By |March 9th, 2011|

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 many

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

By |March 3rd, 2011|

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 hit, kicked, and

The Glamorous Life of Self-Injury | Tips for Identifying Self-Mutilation Counseling Orlando

By |February 23rd, 2011|

“It’s exciting, thrilling, and even self-gratifying?” Could this be the reason teens are mutilating their bodies at an alarming rate? Or could it be a more serious mental health issue at the core of this abnormal conduct? Why has maladaptive behaviors become popular online? Is it because we are a media driven culture? Although, it’s

7 Tips for Test Anxiety on Fox 35 News | Reducing FCAT Stress | Orlando Anxiety Counseling

By |February 21st, 2011|

“Reducing Stress from Tests!”

“I am going to fail the FCAT and repeat third grade!” “I don’t have enough time for the test!” “I can’t sleep the night before the test!”

February and March many students across the state prepare to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and the stress for some is insurmountable.  Psychiatrists across the

7 Signs of Addiction | Orlando Addictions Counselor

By |February 21st, 2011|

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 a

Manorexia: 7 Warning Signs | Orlando Eating Disorder Counseling

By |February 21st, 2011|

7  Warning Signs of Manorexia!

The “PERFECT” male body is all the rage, and millions of men are paying the price! Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and advertisers worldwide have used male “hard bodies” to sell product by the millions. Over the years, advertisers in our pop culture have spent billions, marketing to young