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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 good manners to name just a few. When our children develop into their teen years our main

By |July 31st, 2014|Alcohol, Anger, Blog, Dana West, Defiance, Drug, Family, Parenting, Teens|0 Comments

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 girls

By |July 30th, 2014|Blog, Children, Family, Lyris Steuber, Parenting, Updates|1 Comment

The Benefits of Forgiveness | Orlando Counselor Dana West

The Benefits of Forgiveness | Dana West, LCSW

Why is forgiveness easy to verbalize but so difficult to express? How many times should I forgive?  Can I distance myself while forgiving someone who hurts me repeatedly? If I forgive too quickly am I a pushover?  Is forgiving truly forgetting? I will never forgive you!  These are

Substance Abuse Doesn’t Discriminate | Amanda Bynes DUI | Dana West Orlando Addictions Counselor

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 stress

By |March 5th, 2013|Addictions, Adults, Alcohol, Blog, Dana West, Drug, Teens, Updates|0 Comments

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 diets

Lindsay Lohan | 3 Tips to Discuss Negative Celebrity Influence on Your Child | Orlando Teen Counselor

It’s no mystery that celebrities in America are intensely scrutinized through constant media attention.  Every movement and action is dissected, analyzed, and mocked by millions of strangers who know nothing about the reality of celebrities’ lives.  Every other day there seems to be a new article about mishaps and accidents in various celebrities’ lives, and

By |January 10th, 2013|Addictions, Alcohol, Blog, Children, Drug, Family, Matthew Martin, Media, Parenting, Teens|1 Comment