Trauma

Orlando PTSD Counselor | Man’s Best Friend or Foe | Dog Bites create Physical and Psychological Trauma

Orlando PTSD counselor offers research about the physical and psychological effects of dog attacks.  Cartoons represent dog bites as silly, seemingly harmless events. The truth is far more serious. A large percentage of dog attacks leave their victims with debilitating scars, both physical and psychological. The sound of dogs barking or even venturing outdoors can

By |May 1st, 2008|Adults, Blog, EMDR, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|1 Comment

Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder | Orlando PTSD Counselor Therapist

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 life

By |April 9th, 2008|Blog, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|0 Comments

Multiple Personality | The Perplexing Mental Health Illness

One of the most perplexing mental health illnesses is Dissociative Identity Disorder. This disorder is best recognized as multiple personality disorder, a disorder that came to the public’s attention through movies such as “The Three Faces of Eve” and “Sybil”. Estimates vary, but only about 1% of the general population and anywhere from 5 to

By |December 24th, 2007|Blog, Multiple Personality Disorder|0 Comments

The downward spiral of hope | Complex Grieving in Children | Lake Mary Grief Counselor

Lake Mary Grief Counselor discusses complex grief in children.  Hurricane Katrina taught us alot about the grieving process in children. Unless the situation was a dramatic event, such as discovering the body of a parent who committed suicide or being a war refugee child, children’s symptoms are often overlooked. But unexpected deaths by natural causes,

By |August 22nd, 2007|Blog, Children, Grief|0 Comments

Self-Injurious Behavior No Longer Shocking | Self Harm, Cutting

Self-injurious behavior is no longer seen as novel or unusual behavior. When I asked a college student what she thought about such behavior, she replied that she thought it was stupid, but it certainly was common. People are inundated with this behavior. Real World San Diego had a “cutter” on its show. Several popular television