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Trauma: What To Do When Disaster Strikes

The news of the devestating mine accident in Virginia recently brings into sharp focus how easy it is to have one’s world turned upside down in a second. We are bombarded by tragic news stories of earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, violent crime, abuse, murder and much more. Most people consider those examples of “trauma” and understand

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

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

Man’s Best Friend- 0r Foe? Dog Bites create Physical and Psychological Damage

Cartoons represent dog bites as silly, seemingly harmless events. The truth is far more serious. A large percentage of dog attacks leave their victims with debilitating scars, both physical and psychological. The sound of dogs barking or even venturing outdoors can become a fear provoking situation. Because dogs target the face, neck and head of

By |May 1st, 2008|Adults, Blog, EMDR, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|1 Comment

Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

“I have heard of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but never understood what it is. Could you provide some information about this disorder?”

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that is related to surviving a traumatic event, in which you feel your life or someone else’s life is threatened. These events can be catastrophic, such as natural disasters,

By |April 9th, 2008|Blog, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|0 Comments