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5 Parenting Tips on How to Deal with Angry Teens | Orlando Teen Anger Management Counselor Therapist

Orlando Teen Anger Management Counselor Group Expert on 5 Parenting Tips on How to Deal with Angry Teens

It is no secret that parenting gets more challenging during the teenage years. Many parents often are faced with confusion and a sense of loss when their children reach the teen age. Some parents even wondered what happened […]

Are Male Teen Athletes more likely to Abuse Girlfriends | University of Pittsburgh Study | Orlando Counselor Jim West

Violent sports and dating abuse documented among college athletes and the this study sought out to see if there was the same correlation with high school athletes and the results were very interesting.  The study looked at 16 California High Schools and surveyed 1,648 male students.

The study found “hyper masculine” students seem to be […]

By |March 31st, 2014|Anger, Blog, Dating, Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Sports Psychology, Teens|0 Comments

4 Sports Psychology Tips to Empower your Child or Teen through Athletics | Orlando Lake Mary Certified Sports Counselor

Just participating in sports does not automatically foster positive growth in children. Many factors play a crucial role in your child’s success with athletics. The top four factors that I have found to help encourage positive sports participation are:

Fun and Constructive Atmosphere
Appropriate Parental Involvement
Having an Encouraging Mentor
A Focus on Transferable Life Skills

A positive sports […]

By |March 3rd, 2014|Adults, Blog, Children, Parenting, Sports Psychology, Teens|0 Comments

Wesley Chapel Movie Theatre Shooting over Texting Curtis Reeves | Tips on How to express your concerns assertively | Channel 13 Orlando Counselor Dana West

Tragedy struck a Tampa movie theater when 71-year-old Curtis Reeves got into an argument with another moviegoer over texting. The two men exchanged words that gradually became more heated and Reeves felt something hit his face. It was alleged that Chad Oulson threw popcorn at Reeves. Police reported, Reeves, who minutes earlier had gone […]

By |January 16th, 2014|Adults, Anger, Blog, Dana West, Media|0 Comments

How to Identify Workplace Bullying and Tips for Victims | Jonathan Martin & Richie Incognito Orlando Bully Expert Dana West

Bullying and sports have made headlines since October 28, 2013 when Jonathan Martin, a 24-year-old offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins left his team after reporting he was bullied by veteran teammate Richie Incognito.  Martin accused Incognito and others on the team of harassment, physical violence and constant vulgar comments.  After the allegations surfaced, the […]

By |December 6th, 2013|Adults, Blog, Bullying, Dana West, Stressless|0 Comments

4 Sexual Assault Victims Tips to Survive Abuse | Cocoa Beach Jermaine Smith | Mentally Disabled Woman Video Orlando Counselor Dana West, MSW, LCSW

Cocoa police admitted on November 8, 2013 that a breakdown in the department allowed a man accused of raping a mentally disabled woman to freely walk the streets for a year before he was finally arrested.  Jermaine Smith is behind bars for being accused of breaking into the Cocoa home of a mentally disabled […]

By |November 21st, 2013|Adults, Blog, Dana West, Sexual Abuse|0 Comments