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3 Lies Teen Girls Believe | Orlando Teen Counselor Dana West, LCSW

Ever stopped and wondered what happened to my sweet little baby girl while glancing at you’re teenage daughter struggling with self-esteem, relationships, and mood swings? It seems that it is a rite of passage in our society for teenage girls to battle with all these issues before discovering their value, worth, and place in adult

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 to

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

Orlando Counselor on Post-Partum Depression Symptoms & 5 PPD Tips | Miriam Carey Shot Near US Capitol

Emotional Chaos Turns to Tragedy

Miriam Carey,  a 34-year old woman whom was a dental hygienist was killed by police on Thursday October 3 after a high-speed chase through Washington, D.C., that led to a lockdown of Capitol Hill.  The suspect’s mother reported to ABC news that she suffered post-partum depression following the recent birth of

By |October 8th, 2013|Adults, Blog, Dana West, Depression, Family, Parenting|0 Comments

Lost that Lovin’ Feeling | Orlando Marriage Counselor on 4 Tips to Fall in Love Again | Richard Gere

Richard Gere separated from Cara Lowell over the past year and they are planning to divorce after 11 years of marriage.  The media has reported on the high percentage of divorces amongst celebrities and wonder how they grow apart.  There are many reasons for relationship failures, but one reason is celebrity couples are often traveling

By |September 30th, 2013|Blog, Couples, Dana West, Depression, Divorce, Divorce, Family, Parenting, Relationships|0 Comments

Cory Montieth from Glee dies | How often do addicts relapse | Orlando Addictions Counselor

Cory Monteith star of Glee dies at the age of 31 and many suspect he lost his battle against addiction and relapsed. Many family members of those struggling with addiction wonder how many times a person struggling with addiction relapses before they walk away from addiction for good! Below are statistics about how addiction touches

By |July 15th, 2013|Addictions, Adults, Alcohol, Blog, Dana West, Drug, Family, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments