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Performance Anxiety for Adolescent Athletes

Performance Anxiety for Adolescent Athletes

As sports counselors in Orlando, we know performance anxiety can happen at all ages. While the young athletes are first experiencing it, the older adolescents and teens are learning how to deal with it. If your teenage son or daughter is an athlete and you feel as though something may be off, dive a little deeper. Have you noticed a change in their motivation, drive, or a sens...

Youth Performance Anxiety in Sports

A Sports Counselors Weighs In

Youth Performance Anxiety in Sports

I didn’t start formally playing sports until I was sixteen years old. At that age, I had missed all the fun travel teams, experiences, and learning tools that most acquire when they start at a younger age. I missed out on a lot but what I did not miss out on was developing coping skills for performance anxiety. As an athlete trying to overcome performance anxiety, the fi...

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

This is possibly one of the most common personalities you may think you are able to spot in the world. It is a personality trait often associated with someone that you have a strong dislike for or recognize when you think back on a past relationship you have had with that person. Narcissistic personality disorder is often something that has manifested as a result of life exper...

Help! How Do I Deal With A Passive Aggressive Person?

Help! How Do I Deal With A Passive Aggressive Person?

This is possibly one of the things that may annoy you the most about the people you engage with. Passive-aggressive people focus on one thing which is allowing you to feel their aggression and anger without directly telling you. That indirectness can cause anxiety and overthinking within you. It can make you question whether you did something wrong or how this person views you...

Understanding Your Values

Understanding Your Values

We as humans all hold values differently. The first question you might wonder is, what exactly is a value? As mental health professionals, we define values as your guiding principles to life and what is important to you. This can be reflected in your actions, your relationships, and most importantly your boundaries. Values can be seen in our relationship with others, with ours...

PANDEMIC REFLECTIONS

AN ORLANDO COUNSELOR'S POV

PANDEMIC REFLECTIONS

As many of us know, it has been over a year since the COVID-19 pandemic started in the United States. This has been a year of hardship for many of us. From people losing their jobs, their safety, and losing loved ones. As mental health counselors, we at Orlando Thrive Therapy have seen people struggling on an invisible front through resurfacing mental health triggers and onset...

HOW DO I GET OVER FEELING GUILTY?

HOW DO I GET OVER FEELING GUILTY?

If you are asking yourself, how do I get over feeling guilty, you are not alone. Having an overwhelming feeling of guilt is an emotion that varies from person to person. Trying to stop guilty feelings is not an easy undertaking because of the moral, ethical, and conditioned systems you have been raised to believe in. These systems are deeply rooted in your personality, but men...

HOW TO GET OVER A BREAK UP BETTER

HOW TO GET OVER A BREAK UP BETTER

Learning how to deal with anxiety or depression after a breakup is hard. Knowing what to do when you spend so much time with someone and then it is suddenly over can shake you to your core. The desire to reach out to reconnect, or even asking yourself if you should beg, barter, or entice your ex to get back together with you has probably crossed your mind. Thinking of ways to ...

The Need for Attention can be Selfish

The Need for Attention can be Selfish

“Why do I miss this relationship?” or “Why am I staying in this relationship?” have been some of the most recent questions individual therapists have received when it comes to knowing if a relationship is supportive or toxic for an individual. You may have asked yourself these questions, and if so there is a good chance that there are attention-seeking ...

What do I do When Things Don’t Go My Way

What do I do When Things Don’t Go My Way

I think it goes without saying that life is ever changing and there are so many unexpected things that can happen. This is just a common piece of life and it is how you address the unknowns that separates high peaks of anxiety symptoms and stress and a peaceful transition into putting yourself first. Asking yourself questions such as “how do I handle things out of my con...


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Heather Oller

Heather Oller is the owner and founder of Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching, and Counseling. She is a licensed counselor and a family mediator who has over 23 years of dedicated work as a professional in the mental health field. Through her company's mission, she continues to pave the way for future therapists, and their clients, who want a higher quality of life....and who want to thrive, rather than just survive. You can contact Orlando Thrive Therapy at (407) 592-8997 for more information.