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3 Parent Tips to Influence our Teens | Orlando Winter Park Teen Counselor Dana West, LCSW

3 Parent Tips to Influence our Teens | Orlando Winter Park Teen Counselor Dana West, LCSW As parents we always worry about our teens and if they are doing the right thing. We want to make sure they are getting good grades to get into college, hanging out with the right friends, & having […]

5 Self-Esteem Tips Girls Learn from Disney’s Movie Frozen | Lake Mary Child Counselor Lyris Steuber

Disney’s Frozen is all the rage ever since it came out and there are many redeeming qualities in reference to girls self esteem tips! Even my 3 year old girl is obsessed with it. She can sing all the songs and loves pretending with the dolls. The reason why it resonates with so many […]

5 Parenting Tips on How to Deal with Angry Teens | Orlando Teen Anger Management Counselor Therapist

Orlando Teen Anger Management Counselor Group Expert on 5 Parenting Tips on How to Deal with Angry Teens

It is no secret that parenting gets more challenging during the teenage years. Many parents often are faced with confusion and a sense of loss when their children reach the teen age. Some parents even wondered what happened […]

Instagram Beauty Pageants | Teen Girls Self-Esteem | Toddlers & Tiaras | Tips for Parents

Instagram Beauty Pageants | Teen Girls Self-Esteem | Toddlers & Tiaras | Tips for Parents

From Toddlers and Tiaras to Instagram Beauty Pageants, young girls are throwing themselves onto the merciless stage of judgment, comparisons, criticism and pain.

According to an ABC News report, “Among the hottest activities on social media these days is Instagram’s beauty […]

Substance Abuse Doesn’t Discriminate | Amanda Bynes DUI | Dana Risucci-West, LCSW

Substance Abuse Doesn’t Discriminate | Amanda Bynes DUI | Orlando Substance Abuse Counselor Dana Risucci-West, LCSW Addictions Expert

Picture Perfect?

Some people appear to have it all: good grades, rewarding careers, and loving families. What outsiders may not see behind the near perfect appearance are issues that may be internalized to keep up an image.  The […]

ADHD linked to High Fat Diet? | Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert | University of Illinois

Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West, MA, LMHC interviewed by Fox 35 | ADHD linked to High Fat Diet? | University of Illinois

Food for Thought:  Another study linking proving that how we eat effects how we think!  There was a recent study published in Psychoneuroendocrinology Journal February 2013 indicating a possible link to high fat […]