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The Glamorous Life of Self-Injury | Tips for Identifying Self-Mutilation Counseling Orlando

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"It’s exciting, thrilling, and even self-gratifying?" Could this be the reason teens are mutilating their bodies at an alarming rate? Or could it be a more serious mental health issue at the core of this abnormal conduct? Why has maladaptive behaviors become popular online? Is it because we are a media driven culture? Although, it's [...]

3 Life Lessons We Can Learn from Addictions & Substance Abuse | Charlie Sheen | Orlando Counselor

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Famous actor Charlie Sheen has been in the news much in the last several years. Unfortunately, not for his acting. We see in the media a tumultuous personal life which appears to contain alcohol and drug addiction. Mr. Sheen just completed three weeks of substance abuse treatment, and yet still states "I find sobriety boring." [...]

7 Tips for Test Anxiety on Fox 35 News | Reducing FCAT Stress | Orlando Anxiety Counseling

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“Reducing Stress from Tests!” “I am going to fail the FCAT and repeat third grade!” “I don’t have enough time for the test!” “I can’t sleep the night before the test!” February and March many students across the state prepare to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) and the stress for some is insurmountable.  Psychiatrists [...]

7 Signs of Addiction | Orlando Addictions Counselor

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What is Addiction? According to the Mirriam Webster dictionary, "addiction" is defined as "a compulsive need for and use of a habit forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawl." People can be addicted to drugs (prescription or illegal), alcohol, gambling, sex, food, gaming, or nicotine. When does it become [...]

Plastic Surgery, Depression, Death | 3 Reasons Women Risk Their Lives | Orlando Self Image Counseling

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3 reasons young girls risk their lives! Beauty or Brains? That is the question! Our fantasy driven culture answers this question with a resounding, “BEAUTY!” Women and men worldwide attempt to nip, tuck, and pull their way into humanity’s “10” club led by entertainers, superstars, and famous personalities. What was once only exclusive to theprivileged [...]

MTV’s Young, 16 and Pregnant | Confused Teens! | Orlando Teen Counselor

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3 tips to Pregnancy Proof your Teen. They’re young; they’re hot; and they’re PREGNANT! MTV’s 16 and Pregnant Reality TV superstars are under the legal age limit for drinking, but not for having a baby! When Bristol Palin announced her pregnancy at 17, America was shocked at the possibility of having an unwed, pregnant teen [...]