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Christina Grimmie & Omar Mateen | 3 Lessons the Orlando Shootings Teach Us About the Human Spirit | Grief Counselor

This weekend our Orlando community was rocked by a series of fatal shootings.  First, Voice alumni and YouTube sensation Christina Grimmie was gunned down by a deranged fan Friday night while she signed autographs for fans.  She had just finished a performance at the Plaza Live venue in Orlando.  Second, at 2 am Sunday morning, [...]

4 Tips on How to Be Present in Your Life

Nicknamed as "The Greatest", Muhammed Ali died at age 74 in Phoenix, Arizona. He died from complications of a respiratory illness. As the world mourns the loss of one of the world's greatest boxer, he is also remembered for his positive words of encouragement and charisma. Ali was a civil rights campaigner and a poet, whose [...]

Sexual Dysfunction Time Magazine | 5 Reasons Your Teen Should Avoid Porn | Lake Mary Counselor Therapist

Sexual Dysfunction:  5 Reasons Your Teen Should Avoid Porn The April 11, 2016 issue of TIME Magazine featured a surprising cover story entitled “Porn and the Threat to Virility.”  New research and anecdotal stories were highlighted on how young men fed on a diet of porn since their early teens have now developed porn-induced erectile [...]

5 Ways to Teach Your Child Summertime Social Skills | Lake Mary Child Therapist Counselor

5 Ways to Teach Your Child Summertime Social Skills Summer is fast approaching and I’m sure your kids are ready to be done with school.  If you are a working parent, you are probably in the middle of researching summer camps, scheduling vacations and trying to figure out how you are going to keep your [...]

Kristen Bell | Johnny Rzeznik Open Up About Mental Health Struggles | Orlando Counselor

It can be difficult dealing with anxiety, depression, or a multitude of other mental illnesses let alone talking about it, but that’s just what Kristen Bell, and Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls did this past week. Kristen Bell opened up on Off Camera with Sam Jones about her history of codependency, anxiety, depression, [...]

5 Ways to Help A Child Build Resilience and Maintaining Secure Family Attachments | Orlando Child Parent Psychotherapist

As parents and caregivers we desire for our children to be confident and strong. We also thrive to protect them from any harm and/or stresses. However, no matter how much we try there is no way we can fully protect them at all times. Part of living life is facing all the adversities and challenges [...]