Sexual Abuse

50 Shades of Grey – 5 Questions Couples Should Ask | Lake Mary Counselor

By |February 12th, 2015|

50 Shades of Grey – Lake Mary Marriage Counselor suggests 5 Questions Couples Should Ask.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day and also the big screen premiere of Fifty Shades of Grey. Based on the best-selling novel by E.L. James, it is on track for a blockbuster Valentine’s Day weekend; it could even gross as much as $60

Are Male Teen Athletes more likely to Abuse Girlfriends | University of Pittsburgh Study | Orlando Counselor Jim West

By |March 31st, 2014|

Violent sports and dating abuse documented among college athletes and the this study sought out to see if there was the same correlation with high school athletes and the results were very interesting.  The study looked at 16 California High Schools and surveyed 1,648 male students.

The study found “hyper masculine” students seem to be drawn

4 Sexual Assault Victims Tips to Survive Abuse | Cocoa Beach Jermaine Smith | Mentally Disabled Woman Video Orlando Counselor Dana West, MSW, LCSW

By |November 21st, 2013|

Cocoa police admitted on November 8, 2013 that a breakdown in the department allowed a man accused of raping a mentally disabled woman to freely walk the streets for a year before he was finally arrested.  Jermaine Smith is behind bars for being accused of breaking into the Cocoa home of a mentally disabled woman

Do Most Sexual Abuse Survivors Lose their Childhood | Amanda Perry, Michelle Knight, & Gina DeJesus | Dana West, LCSW Orlando Abuse Counselor

By |May 8th, 2013|

Darkness into Light

Fleeing from the pits of darkness, Amanda Perry, 27, escaped from being held hostage for over a decade.  She called 911 at a neighbor’s house and found freedom after 10 years being held hostage.  She wasn’t the only one, Georgina “Gina” DeJesus, 23, and Michele Knight, 32, were found alive Monday night after

The Benefits of Forgiveness | Orlando Counselor Dana West

By |March 21st, 2013|

The Benefits of Forgiveness | Dana West, LCSW

Why is forgiveness easy to verbalize but so difficult to express? How many times should I forgive?  Can I distance myself while forgiving someone who hurts me repeatedly? If I forgive too quickly am I a pushover?  Is forgiving truly forgetting? I will never forgive you!  These are

Restraining Order one day, Dead the next | Tips to Cope with Domestic Violence | Orlando Therapist

By |December 31st, 2011|

33 year old Rosamond McNeil died this week of a gunshot to her back. Her killer? Her abusive ex-boyfriend she tried many times to leave. The day before she died, she was granted a restraining order against her former boyfriend and father of her two children ages 7 and 9. The CEO of Harbor House,

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