Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Does Rihanna’s Man Down Video Encourage Murder | Tips for Rape Victims

Does Rihanna’s new video ‘empower’ women or promote murder?

Rape is a terrible experience for anyone to endure, but is murder the answer? R&B superstar Rihanna released her latest single, ‘Man Down,’ by suggesting that premeditated murder is the answer to rape. The edgy video features Rihanna’s character shooting the perpetrator to death in the […]

Adjusting to Life Without Oprah – 3 To Do’s | Adjustment Disorder

“You and this show have been the greatest love of my life.”…Oprah’s words to her millions of viewers in 150 different countries during her finale show yesterday.

So it is no wonder that for the past 25 years many, many people have grown to believe she is their friend, that she loves them, they trust […]

5 Essentials for Strong Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness month and just as “April showers” produce beautiful “May flowers”…Life’s painful tears can produce beautiful healing and growth through regular “Mental Health Check-ups.”

We all have a doctor we see regularly for annual physicals and those colds and minor illnesses that come up throughout the year.  We religiously schedule our […]

Protective or Overprotective: 3 Tips to Decrease Parental Fears | Fox 35 USA Today

“Mom, I just want to ride my bike around the block to visit Anna,” says 9 year old Sarah.  Thirty years ago Sarah could ride the bus or ride around the block and parents would not worry. Unfortunately, parents have always had many reasons to worry about the safety of their children.  Today, there […]

Orlando Based Counselor | Video Tips to Keep your Child or Teen off the Bully Radar | Fox 35 Expert Jim West

Orlando Based Counselor | Video Tips to Keep your Child or Teen off the Bully Radar | Fox 35 Expert Jim West and his marriage, family experts provide counseling with offices in Lake Mary, Orlando, East Orlando, Clermont & Winter Park Florida.

“You’re a freak!” “Everyone thinks you are a loser!” Nobody likes you.” “If you […]

Japan Tsunami | 6 Tips for Coping with Stress & Trauma

Are you completely overwhelmed with shock and stress as you watched the horrific destruction from the earthquake in Japan that unleashed a 23 foot Tsunami?  The Tsunami moved faster than a jetliner at 500 miles an hour (10 miles per minute) causing more destruction in Hawaii, and effected the West Coast of California.  Additionally, […]