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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 [...]

Manorexia: 7 Warning Signs | Orlando Eating Disorder Counseling

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Plastic Surgery, Depression, Death | 3 Reasons Women Risk Their Lives | Orlando Self Image Counseling

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3 reasons young girls risk their lives! Beauty or Brains? That is the question! Our fantasy driven culture answers this question with a resounding, “BEAUTY!” Women and men worldwide attempt to nip, tuck, and pull their way into humanity’s “10” club led by entertainers, superstars, and famous personalities. What was once only exclusive to theprivileged [...]

7 Low Cost Ideas to Keep Romance High | Valentines Day Tips | Orlando Relationship Counselor

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Relationship experts tell us that finances are one of the main causes of conflict in a relationship and that a couple handles financial stressors better when they feel valued and connected to each other.  Romance is one of the best ways for a couple to build intimacy and develop feelings of value and connection.  In [...]

MTV’s Young, 16 and Pregnant | Confused Teens! | Orlando Teen Counselor

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3 tips to Pregnancy Proof your Teen. They’re young; they’re hot; and they’re PREGNANT! MTV’s 16 and Pregnant Reality TV superstars are under the legal age limit for drinking, but not for having a baby! When Bristol Palin announced her pregnancy at 17, America was shocked at the possibility of having an unwed, pregnant teen [...]