'Teen Toxic Relationships' What Every Parent Should Know

April 28, 2021
Hosted by Janie Lacy

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Do you remember what it felt like to be in a teenager in love? I remember being a teen and listening to the words of Slick Rick’s song that goes “A serious situation we all go through, It deals with your feelings, so hear what I say, It's like a day where nothing seems to go your way, Bust this, two people, they really like each other, He says there's no one else and she claims there is no other, The feelings are same, and you receive a notion, To reveal your inner thoughts and deeply hid emotions - A teenage love, a teenage love. Some of us also think about that devastating heartbreak that forever change us. When you’re 18 years old, breaking up with someone really, really hurts. What if the hurt feels so hopeless, that the only way out is death? Today our guest, Dr. Rolanda Schmidt who is an author, motivation speaker, professor but most of all she is the mother of four including her beloved son Giovanni who received his wings and two bonus children.

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Janie Lacy

Janie Lacy is one of America’s favorite multiple award-winning Psychotherapist. She is also a respected television commentator and founder of Life Counseling Solutions. She has been enriching lives through her psychotherapy work and is a recognized relationship trauma expert.

In both clinical settings and in private practice, Janie has treated all forms of mental illness, substance abuse, grieving, job stress, emotional disturbances, sexual abuse and parenting issues. Janie's Woman Redeemed Program helps women break toxic relationship patterns, develop greater self-awareness through experimental techniques, create strategies to change painful and destructive behavior patterns, and learn healthy choices for long lasting positive change.

Janie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University. She is a faculty member with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals where she trains professionals who are committed to specializing in the areas of addiction recovery and trauma.

Janie was one of the ONYX Magazine’s 2020 “Women on The Move” Honorees and one of Orlando Magazine's “2019 Women of the Year.” She was also awarded the “2018 Enterprise Business of the Year” award by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida.

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