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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 environment

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 to

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 Miami

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 woman

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

7 Issues to Address Before Marriage | Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Engaged | Orlando Marriage Counselor Relationship Expert Dana West, LCSW

The latest Hollywood love news is that Kim Kardashian was presented with a 15-carat diamond ring from her long-term rapper boyfriend Kanye West, on her birthday October 21, 2013.  This will be Kardashian’s third attempt to walk down the aisle into matrimony bliss or will she?  Why does she keep making the same mistakes in

By |October 23rd, 2013|Blog, Couples, Dana West, Dating, Divorce, Marriage, Pre-Marital, Relationships|0 Comments

Bruce and Kris Jenner Separated | Keeping up with the Kardashians TV | 5 Tips to Strengthen Friendship in your Marriage | Orlando Marriage Counselor

After 22 years of marriage Bruce and Kris Jenner call it quits and separate.  The Keeping up with the Kardashians TV stars have been fighting rumors of splitting up for the last few years.  From viewing the episodes, you can see the power struggles, lack of affection, self-centeredness, and the practice of living separate lives

By |October 9th, 2013|Adults, Blog, Couples, Dana West, Divorce, Marriage, Relationships, Updates|0 Comments