5 Behaviors from Video Games and Gaming Addiction New Diagnosis | Fox 35 Orlando Expert Counselor

Orlando Video Gaming Electronics Counselor Expert Interviewed by Fox 35 to Discuss Ways to Help! 5 Behaviors from Video Games and Gaming Addiction "It is just a game!”  Is this a common [...]

The Glamorous Life of Self-Injury | Tips for Identifying Self-Mutilation Counseling Dallas

"It’s exciting, thrilling, and even self-gratifying?" Could this be the reason teens are mutilating their bodies at an alarming rate? Or could it be a more serious mental health issue at the core of this abnormal conduct? Why has maladaptive [...]

3 Reasons Spouses Commit Facebook Affairs |Dallas Relationship Counselor

3 Reasons Spouses Cheat on Facebook - Social Network or Human Nature? Emotional affairs, high school flames, college sweethearts, and hooking up behind closed doors! Since Facebook, the flood gate of social affairs has taken the 'opportunity for infidelity' to new [...]

Orlando Social Skills Group Counseling & Camps | Quick Tips to Teach Social Skills to Shy Students

Orlando Social Skills Group Counseling and Camp Counselor offers tips for teaching social skills to shy children and teens. First, we teach the importance of Eye Contact as that communicates confidence, and makes the student less of a target for [...]

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 [...]

Is Your Daughter OUT-OF-CONTROL? | Lindsey Lohan Arrested Again | Orlando Family Counselor 6 Tips for Parents and their DAUGHTERS!

Lindsey Lohan Article-Arrested Again | Is Your Daughter OUT-OF-CONTROL? | | 6 Tips for Parents and their DAUGHTERS! | Jada Collins, MS, Counseling Teens Orlando, Lake Mary and Clermont Florida Rich, beautiful, talented and OUT-OF-CONTROL! According to police, Lindsey Lohan was [...]

Orlando Counselor | 4 Tips to Reduce Social Bullying | Whitney Kropp | Lindsay Lohan | Mean Girls

The behavior we are referring to in this incident, is social bullying. Social bullying is a form of bullying that involves teasing someone because of their appearance, spreading lies or rumors, ignoring or even rejecting someone. Social bullying is much [...]

Bus Monitor Karen Klein Bullied By Kids | Orlando Counselor Bully Tips for Parents

Bus Monitor Karen Klein Bullied By Kids | StressLess Bully Tips for Parents Sixty-eight year old Karen Klein became the talk of the nation…but for the wrong reason. Klein did not become a household name because of desire to become famous, [...]

Bully Movie Documentary 2012 should your Child See It? | Orlando Counselor on 3 Quick Tips for Parents of Victims | CBS 6

The Bully Movie Documentary was rated R because of cursing, aggression and themes of suicide! So should your middle schooler or high school student see it. From the reviews and information about the movie it is following students that are [...]

Orlando Anger Counselor Tips to Tame Emotions | Trayvon Martin & George Zimmerman | Spike Lee & Roseanne Barr Tweets

Trayvon Martin was shot in a gated community by neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman.  George called 911 and the police advised him to stop following Trayvon.  Minutes later neighbors reports vary, meanwhile Trayvon was killed.  George Zimmerman claims he stopped pursuing [...]

Marriage vs. Cohabitation | Orlando Marriage Counselor | American Adults Refuse to get Married

According to a Pew Research, “Barely half of all adults in the United States—a record low—are currently married, and the median age at first marriage has never been higher for brides (26.5 years) and grooms (28.7), according to a new [...]

5 Reasons why Hazing Still Happens & How to Stop Hazing | Robert Champion & Bria Shante Hunter

Hazing: Bringing Unity Through Degradation and Violence? Bria Shante Hunter was beaten three weeks before Robert Champion died and Robert Champion told Bria not to give in to the hazing.  Bria, however, felt she had to put herself through the [...]

Tips for Parents if your child is Bullied | Fox 35 Interviews Orlando Bully Expert Jim West | Toccara Daniels

March 2011 - Broward County officials reported a Florida mother confronted her son's bully by going on the school bus.  Twenty-seven-year-old Toccara Daniels was arrested and charged with burglary, assault and battery and child abuse. Police reported that after hearing [...]

Orlando Self Esteem Counselor on Reality TV Effects on Girls Self-Esteem | Parent Tips | Girl Scout Research Institute

Reality TV: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly | Girl Scout Research Institute Bad Girls Club, The Kardashians, Real Housewives, and Teens Moms are only a few of reality television’s hit shows. With all of the fighting, back stabbing, [...]

Orlando Bully Therapist Message to Parents of Bullies | 3 Tips for parents to stop their child’s bullying

When I first read the story about Jamey Rodemeyer I was saddened that a young boy had lost his life.  He had so much life ahead of him.  There are many reasons that cause a person to end their life [...]

Jamey Rodemeyer Bullied Even After He Died | Orlando Bullying Counselor gives 12 Cyberbullying & Bullying Tips

Jamey Rodemeyer was found dead in his yard September 18, 2011.  Over the past year his mother reports he was questioning his sexuality.  He was a victim of gay bashing, hateful slurs, and bullied at school and online through social [...]

Child Obesity or Abuse? | 12 Tips for Eating | Let’s Move & Beyonce Team Up

Obese or Abuse? | Tips for Eating Healthy Childhood obesity has become a national epidemic and approximately two million children are affected. Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity expert at Boston’s Children’s Hospital and associate professor at Harvard, believes that intervention [...]

Not Guilty? Get Over It! | Tips on How to Forgive Casey Anthony

Can we get over it? Can we forgive? The controversy of the Casey Anthony trial has caused a plethora of reactions over the course of three years. The trial is over, however, emotions are still raging. As we process moments [...]

5 Signs of Prescription Drug Addiction | Father’s bond after losing their sons

"Pills mills" are all over the news. What are pill mills? According to CBS News, pill mills are places where doctors provide prescription pain medication without medical exams or testing. The most often obtained prescriptions are Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, (both are Opiods). Persons addicted [...]

8 Tips to Improve Mother-Daughter Communication | Casey & Cindy Anthony

Getting off the Mother-Daughter Roller coaster | 8 Tips to improve Communication Did a Dysfunctional Mother-Daughter Relationship cause Caylee’s death? The mother-daughter relationship is a complex dynamic. Often times, the ups and downs of this multifaceted bond may seem like [...]

Mean Girls, Slumber Parties, & Suicide Pacts | 3 Tips to help Parents Understand Bullying

Mean Girls, Slumber Parties, and Suicide/3 Tips to Help Parents Understand Bullying Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Indirect Aggression may provoke adolescents to suicide if not addressed in time. On April 16, 2011, a slumber party in Minnesota became national news when [...]

5 Musts to Maintain Marital Bliss | Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Marital Longevity Does Not Equal Marital Bliss We all secretly worship famous couples like Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger because they seem to be that perfect couple…the one that has been married forever … both are smart, funny, extremely successful, [...]

4 Possible Reasons Why Lashandra Armstrong Drowned Her Children

Tuesday evening, in New York, Lashandra Armstrong, a mother of four young children drove her minivan into the Hudson river. Her 10 year old child managed to escape the sinking van while everyone else drowned.  This news is an incredibly heart wrenching and tragic story. [...]

Chris Brown, Provoked To Anger on GMA? | Orlando Anger Counselor | 5 Steps to Anger Management

Chris Brown | Provoked To Anger on Good Morning America? It has been two years since R&B star Chris Brown and pop diva Rihanna exploded onto the scene with allegations of domestic violence. When questioned about the incident on Good [...]

Orlando Based Counselor | Video Tips to Keep your Child or Teen off the Bully Radar | Fox 35 Expert Jim West

Orlando Based Counselor | Video Tips to Keep your Child or Teen off the Bully Radar | Fox 35 Expert Jim West and his marriage, family experts provide counseling with offices in Lake Mary, Orlando, East Orlando, Clermont & Winter Park [...]

7 Tips for Test Anxiety on Fox 35 News | Reducing FCAT Stress | Orlando Anxiety Counseling

“Reducing Stress from Tests!” “I am going to fail the FCAT and repeat third grade!” “I don’t have enough time for the test!” “I can’t sleep the night before the test!” February and March many students across the state prepare to [...]

Plastic Surgery, Depression, Death | 3 Reasons Women Risk Their Lives | Orlando Self Image Counseling

3 reasons young girls risk their lives! Beauty or Brains? That is the question! Our fantasy driven culture answers this question with a resounding, “BEAUTY!” Women and men worldwide attempt to nip, tuck, and pull their way into humanity’s “10” [...]

MTV’s Young, 16 and Pregnant | Confused Teens! | Orlando Teen Counselor

3 tips to Pregnancy Proof your Teen. They’re young; they’re hot; and they’re PREGNANT! MTV’s 16 and Pregnant Reality TV superstars are under the legal age limit for drinking, but not for having a baby! When Bristol Palin announced her [...]

Is Facecrack Making You Depressed? | 3 Tips For Coping with Facebook Depression | Orlando Depression Counselor

Do you spend hours of your day looking over the status updates of your Facebook friends?  How do you feel after reading these updates?  A recent study done by Jordan (2011) from the Stanford University in California shows that Facebook [...]

18 Signs of Teen Addictions – Lindsay Lohan: Party Girl, Addict, or Criminal | Orlando Teen Counselor

18 Signs of Teen addiction Sometimes having fun may be dangerous. Parents must be aware of the tell tale signs of teen addictions. We live in a culture that thrives on youth, beauty, power, and wealth. However, having fun as [...]

Hazing or Initiation | Dr Phillips High School – Darrion Denson | Orlando Bullying Counselor

What is Hazing and Tips to Prevent it in your School! Darrion Denson reportedly was told by his coach to walk into the Dr. Phillips High School Senior locker room to get a pair of pants.  He reports that 5 [...]