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Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder | Orlando PTSD Counselor Therapist

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Orlando trauma counselor and PTSD therapist answers questions like the following: "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 [...]

Orlando Teen Counselor on Steps to Prevent Teen Pregnancy – Jamie Lynn Spears

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"She was my good girl . . . she was ashamed of her sister's behavior over the past couple of years and swore to learn from her mistakes . . . she was always home by curfew . . . she's my baby." These are quotes from Lynn Spears mother of Brittany and Jamie Lynn [...]

Orlando Addictions Counselor on Alcohol & Risky Teen College Student Behavior

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Orlando Addictions Counselor offers advice on Teen Alcohol and Risky College Student Behaviors.  There are many factors influencing teens to drink, but one of the most prevalent is that drinking it is an accepted norm in “teen society”. Many teens use alcohol as a way to establish positive relationships with their peers, since their culture [...]

Lake Mary Counselor on Anxiety | The Unseen Monster

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Lake Mary counselor defines various ways anxiety manifests itself.  Does it seem like an unseen monster lurks around the corner? Does fear and worry weigh you down? Frustrated because you feeling like nothing will ever change? Everyone experiences anxiety as it is a normal response to threatening situations; however, for some people it becomes a disabling [...]

Orlando Family Counselor offers Conflict Resolution Tips for Children, Teen and Families with Less Yelling

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“Sorry! Sorry! Sorry,” is what students/siblings receive over and over again, and then the perpetrator receives a time out, grounding, loses privileges or in the school, detention, work detail, time out or suspension. The perpetrator then becomes resentful toward the person and attempts to be more covert in hurting or provoking the victim the next [...]

ADHD is a Good Thing | Orlando ADHD Counselor Expert on the Positives of ADHD

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Orlando ADHD Counseling Expert Jim West shows sides of ADHD as a good thing Stanford did a study that showed the learning style of the average person as follows: 89% Visual, 10% Auditory & 1% the remaining 3 senses. As we reflect on the teaching style in our schools we realize that the average student [...]