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The Benefits of Forgiveness | Orlando Counselor Dana West

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The Benefits of Forgiveness | Dana West, LCSW Why is forgiveness easy to verbalize but so difficult to express? How many times should I forgive?  Can I distance myself while forgiving someone who hurts me repeatedly? If I forgive too quickly am I a pushover?  Is forgiving truly forgetting? I will never forgive you!  These [...]

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

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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. [...]

Orlando Trauma Therapist on the Movie Taken Dramatically Portrays Growing Sex Trafficking Industry

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Orlando Sexual Abuse Trauma Therapist comments on “Taken” which is a riveting movie where a father searches for his daughter, who is kidnapped and enslaved into the sex traffic trade. The movie gives an inside look at the recruitment and exploitation of these victims of organized crime. It is an important movie because it brings [...]

Lake Mary Marriage Counselor on 4 Ways Unforgiveness Destroys Your Marriage

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Lake Mary Marriage Counselor comments on 4 ways unforgiveness destroys your marriage.  Unforgiveness does its work slowly. It’s almost like mold behind a wall, you may not notice it this day or the next day, but eventually you will experience its harmful effects. 1. We increasingly limit the intimacy of our relationship. Unforgiveness is like a [...]