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Rape and Sexual Assault | Orlando Trauma Counselor Expert

Shame, despair, and powerless are a few of the emotions that victims of rape and sexual assault may experience. These same emotions often interfere with their ability to decide to prosecute their perpetrator. There are also many thoughts such as, “We were drinking. He couldn’t help it. Maybe my outfit led him on.” The list […]

Movie Taken Dramatically Portrays Growing Sex Trafficking Industry | Orlando Trauma Therapist

Movie Taken Dramatically Portrays Growing Sex Trafficking Industry | Orlando Trauma Therapist

“Taken” is a riveting movie where a father searches for his daughter, who is kidnapped and enslaved into the sex traffic trade. The movie gives an inside look at the recruitment and exploitation of these victims of organized crime. It is an important movie […]

Orlando Trauma Counselor on US Airways 1549 – 3 Ways to Combat Fear in our World Today

Orlando Trauma Counselor on US Airways 1549 – 3 Ways to Combat Fear in our World Today

911…Virginia Tech Massacre…Plane crashing…

How do you combat Fear in our world today? 
Although we hail the miraculous landing of US Airlines Flight 1549, the event still escalates many people’s anxiety about flying. Postings on Face Book, blogs, and other sites […]

By |January 16th, 2009|Adults, Anxiety, Blog, EMDR, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|0 Comments

Olympic Swimmer Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse | Orlando Sexual Abuse Therapist

Olympic Swimmer Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse | Orlando Sexual Abuse Therapist

Margaret Hoelzer, a member of the powerful US Olympic Swimming team, returned home from Beijing with three Olympic metals. That in itself would be newsworthy, but she has used her triumphant Olympic performances to announce the secret that she has kept for many years – […]

By |September 17th, 2008|Adults, Blog, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sexual Abuse|1 Comment

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

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 […]