Welcome to Orlando Counseling Services!
I believe wholeheartedly that this is your first step towards building a healthier and more fulfilling life.
My counseling services are designed to help people find acceptance, feel understood, and develop hope in the midst of their trials from the first time meeting me to the last. I will give practical tools and strategies on how to manage life when it becomes unmanageable. The truth is, life can be difficult. There is no way around that fact. However, if you choose to come to counseling you will learn how to look at your situation from another perspective that will enable you to manage those difficult challenges successfully. I call it “retraining your brain”. I think it is important to change some of our silent beliefs that keep us locked into negativity. My specialties include relationship issues, family struggles, lack of confidence, PTSD, grief and trauma, Veteran’s issues, and anxiety.
Anger Management – You have a right to your feelings. It is the strength of the emotional reaction that hurts you and what you do with that feeling that hurts others. Don’t wait until the courts force you to seek therapy or until your partner walks out on you to get help. We can teach you how to deal with unpleasant feelings and improve control issues in relationships. Learn how to regain a positive perspective in your life and do not allow your anger to ruin it. We will help you to deal with your emotions, communicate your thoughts and feelings without intense conflict, and to relax your emotional ‘muscles’ while feeling good about yourself.
Attention Deficit Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorders ~ Learn to deal with a myriad of problems associated with ADD or ADHD. If you tend to be restless, fidgety, easily distracted, or have trouble sustaining your concentration during activities or work, you may be suffering from an attention deficit problem. Individuals struggle in relationships and have difficulty with maintaining a positive work environment. There are also tendencies to use drugs or alcohol to cover up the discomfort of not being able to maintain concentration. Learn coping methods to overcome this disorder without causing pain for others who care about you.
Depression and Anxiety
Depression and Anxiety – Overcome fear and improve your state of mind. Learn about what causes depression and build your coping skills. Develop greater knowledge about what generates fearful responses and how to abolish feeling overwhelmed by these emotions. Find out the difference between healthy and harmful types of fear.
Domestic Violence – Whether you are the person being hurt or the person doing the hurting, we can help. We have years of experience helping people to understand what domestic violence is and how to deal with it. Most batterers do not think of themselves as being a batterer. Excuses are made but the struggle over power in the relationship continues to dictate harm and abuse to the partner or children. Seeking therapy, before it’s too late, will help you to gain a sense of control and dignity in your relationship without losing your marriage or suffering adjudication. If you are being hurt, you must seek help somewhere. If you allow it to continue you are running the risk of being seriously hurt yourself or allowing possible emotional harm to your children. We can help you to gain strength and to problem-solve reasonable solutions to your situation. We provide a safe, nurturing environment with strict privacy and confidentiality.
Grief and Trauma
Grief and Trauma (Which leads to PTSD) – You don’t have to go to war to experience an emotional breakdown. If you have been involved in an auto accident, have been physically assaulted, or any perceived near-death experiences, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress. Do you have nightmares? Flashbacks of a terribly frightening event? Do you suffer from depression or have high levels of anxiety when you experience similar situations to your traumatic event? Are you easily startled? If so, you may be suffering from post-traumatic stress. Our well-trained staff have the education and training to help relieve your symptoms and give you back your sense of safety. Our well-proven cognitive and behavioral techniques can end or alleviate these painful symptoms and let you return to a sense of normalcy.
Parent Child Conflict
Parent Child Conflict – You really love your kids but they may be driving you “up the wall”. We can help you with parenting skills and we can help your child or teenager learn how to get what they need without tearing the family apart. We provide you with the skills of micro managing, managing, supervising, and advising your children as they develop and grow to adulthood. Learn what to do when your daughter is dating someone you cannot tolerate. Acquire the secret of getting her back on your side. Learn what to do if your adult child wants to move back in with you. Find relief for your family today!
Relationship Problems – Learn how to improve your marriage, relationship with others at home and at work. Enhance your marriage and learn how to improve your parenting skills. If you are single, gain knowledge about Stress-Free Dating. If you find yourself in an addictive relationship, develop a means to break this addiction and learn more about healthy boundaries. Build strong relationship skills and improve self-esteem. The most important relationship you will ever have with anyone, is that which you have with yourself.
Stress Management – Understand what stress is and how to deal with it in your everyday personal and professional life. Learn the difference between stress and distress. Find out what stress does to your health and your relationships as well as your work performance and how to eliminate unnecessary stress and what to do about unavoidable stresses at home and at work.
Women’s Issues – Our culture sometimes makes it very difficult to be a woman. Females have many obstacles to overcome because of our once male dominated society. This is gradually changing but women still have to learn to cope with poor choices of marital partners, dealing with harassment in the workplace, struggling with sexual predators, and finding empowerment in their home and work. We provide the environment for women to overcome these hurdles and teach them how to be strong yet promote their comfort with their femininity. Build self-esteem, develop assertiveness, acquire inner strength and gain more effective relationship skills.
Work Related Stress
Work Related Stress – Can’t stand your boss? That co-worker driving you bonkers? Work can be very stressful if you do not know how to deal with difficult people, have ineffective communication skills, have chosen the wrong career, or just feel like you hate your job. We can teach you highly effective stress management techniques reducing your frustrations and giving you a sense of peace in your life. Let us guide you in dealing with depression and anxiety from not coping well in your work environment.