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

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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. [...]

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

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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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

Twenty Somethings | 4 Tips for Choosing your Career Path | Orlando Career Coaching

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A high school student is constantly asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Maybe you're the one who always knew what you wanted to be, or maybe you're the type that said you’d figure it out once you went to college.  But four years later, you’ve graduated college and earned a [...]

Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting | Tips to Talk to your Kids | Adam Lanza | Orlando Counselor

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The world stood still for a short moment. News reports described a horrific scene at a Connecticut elementary school. The report stated that a young man in a bulletproof vest forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire inside two classrooms. According to the Associated Press, the young man was identified as [...]

9 Parent tips to talk to your kids after a school shooting | Newton Connecticut | Orlando Child Counselor Jim West

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While the details are unraveling about the school shooting in Newton, Connecticut parents around the country are wondering what to say to their kids to make them feel safe at school.  So what can parents say to their kids to make them feel safe? 9 Parent Tips to Talk to your Kids after a School [...]