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

By |May 8th, 2013|Adults, Blog, Children, Cutting, Dana West, Eating Disorders, EMDR, Grief, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sexual Abuse, Teens|

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

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The Benefits of Forgiveness | Orlando Counselor Dana West

By |March 21st, 2013|Adults, Anger, Blog, Bullying in the School, Bullying in the School, Bullying Tips | Parents & Students, Couples, Dana West, Divorce, Marriage, Relationships, Resolve Conflict, Sexual Abuse, Stressless, Teens|

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

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

By |December 31st, 2011|Adults, Anger, Blog, Couples, Dating, Depression, Divorce, Divorce, Family, Laura Bravo, Marriage, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pre-Marital, Relationships, Resolve Conflict, Sexual Abuse|

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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Orlando Self Esteem Counselor on Reality TV Effects on Girls Self-Esteem | Parent Tips | Girl Scout Research Institute

By |November 1st, 2011|Addictions, Adults, Alcohol, Anger, Anger Management - Child or Adolescents, Blog, Conflict Resolution & Repair Relationships, Couples, Dating, Drug, Family, Hooking Up, Jada Jackson, Media, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Parenting, Relationships, Resolve Conflict, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addictions, Stressless, Teens, The Hook Up Mentality, Updates|

Reality TV: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly | Girl Scout Research Institute Bad Girls Club, The Kardashians, Real Housewives, and Teens Moms are only a few of reality television’s hit shows. With all of the fighting, back stabbing, and moral corruption, these shows continue to top network ratings. According to the Los Angeles

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Jaycee Dugard | Orlando Sexual Abuse Counselor 4 Survivor Tips | Never Carry Shame

By |July 11th, 2011|Adults, Anger, Blog, Children, Family, Featured Article, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Relationships, Sexual Abuse|

No one could hold back tears as our hearts were in our throats watching Diane Sawyer’s interview with Jaycee Dugard recently.  What an incredible story of survival…an innocent 11 year old girl walking to her school bus one morning being attacked with a stun gun and kidnapped by a man and his wife.  Before she

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Is Casey Anthony a Psychopath? | What’s Next for Casey Anthony

By |July 7th, 2011|Adults, Anger, Anxiety, Blog, Depression, Family, Grief, Sexual Abuse|

Casey Anthony was sentenced today for 4 consecutive 1 year sentences plus $4000 in fines and payment for prosecution costs!  If she does not appeal she could possibly by released sometime this year due to time served, good behavior and other credits.  People around the world are watching with fascination to see what Casey Anthony