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Hazing or Initiation | Dr Phillips High School – Darrion Denson | Orlando Bullying Counselor

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What is Hazing and Tips to Prevent it in your School! Darrion Denson reportedly was told by his coach to walk into the Dr. Phillips High School Senior locker room to get a pair of pants.  He reports that 5 football players beat him until he was unconscious and when he woke up he found [...]

4 Simple Ways to Form Better Attachments with Your Children | Orlando Counselor

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Attachment is vital to a child and the caregiver's responsiveness to the child is paramount to securing that attachment. Attachment issues are very prevalent in our society today and can play out in a variety of ways. Things such as the fear of commitment, of being alone, trying to be loved, rebellion, and feeling inferior [...]

Parents Going from “Idol to Idiot!” – Middle School Transition Tips | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

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Going from "Idol to Idiot" in the eyes of their Middle Schooler! It is this battlefield of questions that we leave our children to face their own fears, tackle their own obstacles and to become their own person; and all too often it is with our regret that we have not prepared them for this [...]

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

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Tips for helping a friend who is cutting

Adventure Based Therapy to Accelerate Social Skills Development | Orlando Social Skills Services

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Orlando ADHD & ASD Counseling Expert Jim West Adventure Based Camp to Accelerate Social Skills Development "I was first!" "You are doing it wrong!" "I want to go next!" "Can I be first!" These are a few statements from students that most likely exhibit leadership skills. They are often told to go to the end [...]

5 Questions about ADHD Symptoms & Alternative Treatment Options | Orlando Counselor Therapist

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Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West answers 5 Questions about ADHD Symptoms and Alternative Treatments to Medication "You need to put your kids on Ritalin!" "You do not discipline your kids enough!" "He never comes to class prepared!" "Why don't you make her do her homework!" "He's all over the classroom!" "She's is a daze [...]