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Breaking Free From Obsessions | Orlando Counselor on Anxiety and OCD

Breaking Free From Obsessions | Orlando Counselor on Anxiety and OCD

“I don’t believe life can be any different. I’m ready to give up I’ve been fighting this thing so long. Do you really think things can change?” These are statements that I often hear when a client first comes to talk about their Obsessive Compulsive

By |July 10th, 2008|Anxiety, Blog, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|0 Comments

Lake Mary Family Counselor on Four Financial Facts of Life to Teach Children

Lake Mary Family Counselor on Four Financial Facts of Life to Teach Children

Teaching Millenials the Value of a Buck!

Mommy I want that new video game! Dad I want the new I-Phone! Grandma I want the new Mac Book! Most parents have heard some variation of the above statements. Parents usually are the primary financial

By |June 30th, 2008|Adults, Blog, Children, Family, Parenting, Teens, Updates|0 Comments

Childhood Sexual Abuse Colors The World Dark

Childhood sexual abuse has only become a societal issue in the past several decades. Consequently there is a lack of research, much of which began in the 1980’s. Finkelhor and Brown (1986) defined sexual abuse as any sexual activity involving a child under eighteen in which the other person is five or more years older

Man’s Best Friend- 0r Foe? Dog Bites create Physical and Psychological Damage

Cartoons represent dog bites as silly, seemingly harmless events. The truth is far more serious. A large percentage of dog attacks leave their victims with debilitating scars, both physical and psychological. The sound of dogs barking or even venturing outdoors can become a fear provoking situation. Because dogs target the face, neck and head of

By |May 1st, 2008|Adults, Blog, EMDR, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|1 Comment

Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

“I have heard of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but never understood what it is. Could you provide some information about this disorder?”

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that is related to surviving a traumatic event, in which you feel your life or someone else’s life is threatened. These events can be catastrophic, such as natural disasters,

By |April 9th, 2008|Blog, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|0 Comments

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Car Accidents

I recently received a phone call asking, “Is it possible to have PTSD after a car wreck? I thought this disorder mainly occurred in veterans or child abuse survivors.”Absolutely! Car accidents can certainly be traumatic! You don’t have to experience military combat or childhood abuse to develop it. The probability of developing PTSD increases if

By |April 9th, 2008|Blog, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|0 Comments