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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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Leaky Gut linked to Autistic Spectrum Disorder | Orlando Expert

Autism Spectrum Disorder (more commonly known as ASD) effects more than 70 million people worldwide. Commonly misunderstood, ASD is a spectrum of disorders that have different extremes on opposite ends. Despite their differences, the disorders included on the spectrum share three common characteristics: impaired communication, poor social engagement, and repetitive behaviors. Today, we treat those [...]

‘Devil’s Drug’ Flakka | How Parents Can Prevent Teen Drug Abuse | Orlando Drug Counselor

A new drug is making headlines in Florida as the 'Devil's Drug' known as Flakka drug. Flakka was imported from China to South Florida. The drug is a cathinone, which is chemically related to bath salts, that goes by the pharmaceutical name of Alpha PVP. The epidemic began in Broward County and it's threatening to spread [...]

10 Tips to Raise Children and Elderly Parent Caregiver | Orlando Family Counselor

Orlando Counselor on Having the role of Caregiver to an Elderly Parent and Children Simultaneously Caught in the Middle - The Sandwich Generation One of the major challenges that Caregivers encounter is finding a way to meet the demands of their children and of their aging parents concurrently. There is a delicate balancing act trying to [...]