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Jamey Rodemeyer Bullied Even After He Died | Orlando Bullying Counselor gives 12 Cyberbullying & Bullying Tips

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Jamey Rodemeyer was found dead in his yard September 18, 2011.  Over the past year his mother reports he was questioning his sexuality.  He was a victim of gay bashing, hateful slurs, and bullied at school and online through social media because he was gay. On the Today show his parents told Ann Curry, Jamey [...]

Orlando Counselor Expert on 5 Behaviors from Video Games and Gaming Addiction?

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Orlando Counselor | 5 Behaviors from Video Games and Gaming Addiction | Counseling offices Lake Mary, Clermont, Winter Park, Orlando "It is just a game!”  Is this a common response from your children when you question the violent content of their video games? It is possible that children, teens and adults can be negatively impacted by [...]

Mean Girls, Slumber Parties, & Suicide Pacts | 3 Tips to help Parents Understand Bullying

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Mean Girls, Slumber Parties, and Suicide/3 Tips to Help Parents Understand Bullying Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Indirect Aggression may provoke adolescents to suicide if not addressed in time. On April 16, 2011, a slumber party in Minnesota became national news when eighth graders Haylee Fentress and Paige Moravetz were found hanging in the home of Tracy [...]

5 Essentials for Strong Mental Health

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May is Mental Health Awareness month and just as "April showers" produce beautiful "May flowers"…Life’s painful tears can produce beautiful healing and growth through regular "Mental Health Check-ups." We all have a doctor we see regularly for annual physicals and those colds and minor illnesses that come up throughout the year.  We religiously schedule our [...]

5 Tips for Success in Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions | Orlando Counselor

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Just Because You Haven't, Doesn't Mean You Can't! Just because you haven’t kept New Year’s Resolutions in the past, doesn’t mean you can’t keep them in 2011!  Resolution means we are “resolving to change” and Change is difficult! Don’t beat yourself up about the past and start out 2011 with the attitude that you can [...]

High School Transition Tips – Hold On Parents | Orlando Teen Counselor Therapist

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“You don’t understand!” “You don’t have a clue what I am going through!”  “You don’t know what your talking about!”  If you have not heard these statements from you teenager get ready because it’s coming! However, during these transitional years, parent involvement becomes a crucial aspect of their successful high school career. Student Fears – [...]