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New Leaf Founder Dan Crockett

It is with very heavy hearts that we share the news that New Leaf Center founder Dan Crockett, M.S., LMHC, CSAT-S, CAP, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, September 28. He was a beloved colleague, brilliant mentor, and dear friend whom we will miss...

Mind Full or Mindful?

Mindfulness is receiving a lot of attention these days. And for a good reason. So many of us are feeling rushed in our busy lives that we’re more “mind full” than “mindful.” Jon Kabat-Zinn says mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment with intention but...

Lack of Sleep Devastates Our Health

If you’re feeling tired most of the time, you’re not alone. We live in a 24/7 world of information overload. It overwhelms our senses and contributes to exhaustion. So it’s not surprising that we live in a sleep-deprived society. But the consequences of that are...

Living a Life of Sobriety

Most of us have felt the effects of our nation’s opioid crisis. We have a family member, friend or co-worker who has become addicted to pain killers. We might know someone who is in legal trouble because of drug use. Or worse, we know someone who has overdosed or lost...

ADHD Challenges in Adulthood

ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) has been both over- and under-diagnosed over the years. Some adults are never diagnosed. Some are diagnosed after their child has been. Still others are diagnosed after they have struggled to balance the demands of...

The Coil Effect: Why Past Trauma is Reexperienced Years Later

Time is an interesting thing. As human beings, we recognize that the past, present and future impact us in various ways. When we recall past events, they often fill us with sweet memories of the way things were. At other times, our recall of past events fills us with...

New Workshop Series to Explore Spirituality

Eight-in-ten Americans believe in a Higher Power, according to the Pew Research Center. But only a slim majority believe in God as described in the Bible.Previous Pew Research Center studies have shown that the share of Americans who believe in God with absolute...

What is Sex Addiction?

Sex addiction is defined as any sexually related, compulsive behavior that interferes with normal living. It causes severe stress on family, friends, loved ones, and/or one’s work environment. Sex addiction has been called sexual dependency and sexual compulsivity. By...

Practice First Aid for Relapse Prevention

Spending time with family during the holidays can be challenging. And being out-of-routine also can be difficult. If you fear this will trigger an addiction relapse, try making a First Aid Kit.Basically, this Kit should contain anything that will stop you from old,...

Meet our Newest Team Member

Meagan Seago has joined New Leaf Center as an Administrative Assistant. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida (UCF), with a minor in Criminal Justice.While at UCF, Meagan was a member of many psychology-related...