4 Things You Need to To Know When Becoming a Dad

In the short span that I have been a father I have discovered and come across a few truths that every new or soon-to-be Dad should know. I have compiled them here and I hope they help you as much as they have helped me. Here are 4 things you need to know when becoming a dad: 1. Aside from

Helping Your Teen Through a Divorce This Holiday Season

The holidays are supposed to be a time of cheer, fun and togetherness, but for a family going through a separation or divorce, it can be a time of sadness, frustration and loneliness. As a parent, take this holiday season to be hyper vigilant about your teen’s behaviors and emotions and be sure to take these steps to ensure your

  • anxiety, stress, depression, affairs, betrayal, cutting, abuse, self-esteem, blended family, divorce, anger

3 Steps to Making Your Blended Family Work | Orlando Divorce Counseling

Can Blended Families Work? In 2015 a story went viral of a dad who was walking his daughter down the aisle on her wedding day when suddenly decided to stop and grab her step-father to join them. What an emotional yet beautiful picture of two men who love the same girl sharing the honor of giving her away. It would

  • anxiety, stress, depression, affairs, betrayal, cutting, abuse, self-esteem, blended family, divorce, anger

5 Easy Steps To A Better Relationship | Orlando Relationship Counseling

Relationship doesn’t always happen or evolve easily. Even relationships that seemed to flow easily in the beginning eventually come to a place where there has to be some intentional effort made on the part of each person involved for it to continue to work. Reality is that personality conflicts, misunderstanding, or error in communication can get in the way of

Your Teenager Is Watching You | Parenting Issues

A few days ago, I was driving down the road and felt a tickle in my throat. I drank some water and coughed, but couldn’t get rid of it. I used my rear view mirror as a regular mirror to see if I could see something in my throat. I stuck out my tongue and said “ahh” and then caught

How to Stop Procrastination This School Year | Teen Counseling in Orlando

August for teens is like January for adults. It’s the start of a new (school) year and a time for resolutions, vows and commitments to be made…and ultimately, to be broken. Every August, I have numerous teens sit in my office and say, “It’s going to be different this year; I am going to get good grades this time around;

Stress Reducing Your Life for Back to School | Family Counseling Orlando

Summers are full of activity for many families. However, they are also meant to be a time for deceleration and enjoying the little things. In a sense, a time to breath. A time to decompress in order to get recharged and invigorated for a new school year. Unfortunately, with a new school year rearing closer, many of us are feeling

The Murder of Our Children | Orlando Child Abuse Counseling

The headlines for child abuse are glaring and unbelievable.  One story in particular has stayed with me and I haven’t been able to let it go.  In February of this year, a Detroit woman was arrested for murdering her two children and putting their bodies in a refrigerator.  At her trial, she showed no remorse.  Obviously, she is mentally ill. 

Fatherless Epidemic | Orlando Marriage and Family Counseling

Fatherless Epidemic | Orlando Marriage and Family Counseling With Father’s Day approaching I was struck by just how “father” figures are under appreciated in our society. Think about it, do most of us actually recognize all that a father truly embodies to a child? I took this question to the source and I asked my son. I received a plethora