The How, What, and Why of Counseling and Life Coaching

Recently I have been answering the phone at our office more often and find that some of the questions I get are: “what do you do there?”, “how do you help?”, “why should I come?”, and so I thought it would be worthwhile to write a bit about these topics. The Orlando Counselors and Life […]

Suicide Prevention: A New Conversation

  September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and our community comes together to promote suicide prevention awareness. Understanding and discussing issues surrounding suicide is an important way to help in prevention efforts and help those who struggle with mental health concerns. Suicide is not something that is easy to talk about, but if we know […]

Helping Children Prepare for a Hurricane

Preparing for a hurricane can be a stressful ordeal. You need to gather supplies, create a safety plan, and even consider the option of evacuation. Sometimes when we are busy providing for our physical needs we put aside our emotional ones. Children are just beginning to explore their emotions and can become easily overwhelmed during […]

How to Help when a Natural Disaster Strikes in Another State

When a natural disaster hits we often ask, what can I do to help?  Living in Orlando Florida we have had our fair share of awful hurricanes.  Most of us know where to drive to drop off supplies, donate blood, or even donate our time.  But what can we do to help when the storm […]

Re-Writing Your Story After a Relationship Ends

Orlando Relationship Counselor Kelli Skorman shares her perspective on starting over after a relationship ends and how she helps her clients on their healing journey. The relationship ends. Despite if we wanted it to end or not, we must face the bittersweet truth that it is over.  I say “bittersweet” as it can be an […]

How to Keep Pushing for Change When the Road is Long

 Orlando therapist Krista Bringley, LMHC, discusses how to keep pushing for change when the road is long. There’s so much happening in the world and our country lately, and it’s emotional, heavy stuff. Even just thinking about this stuff can be exhausting, much less trying to take action. Of course issues don’t change without action, […]

Hope For Healing From Relationships That Hurt

Orlando Trauma Counselor Kelli Skorman shares the signs of toxic relationships, the effects on physical and emotional health and offers hope with 7 tips for moving forward with your life in a healthy and productive way. It is unfortunate, but what starts as a great relationship can sometimes turn toxic. Busy lives attending to children, careers, […]

6 Ways to Support Someone Who is Grieving

This week Orlando therapist Risa Bos shares a recent personal experience of supporting a friend after a difficult loss and offers 6 ways we can support one another through the grief journey. Death…it’s just a part of life.  It will happen to us all, whether by suffering the loss of those we love or going through […]

Understanding Self-Compassion

This week Orlando Counselor Cindy Fabico discusses the trance of unworthiness some fall into that leaves them feeling isolated and alone and how self-compassion can be a step in breaking the trance. By now most of you have at least heard the phrase self-compassion, but what is it really?  In the field of psychotherapy self-compassion […]

Fear of Public Speaking

This week Orlando anxiety counselor Amy V. Smith shares her own personal fears of public speaking and offers 10 suggestions for overcoming these fears. Are you someone who gets nervous when you have to speak in front of others?  Do you avoid public speaking at all costs? Have you ever missed out on an opportunity […]

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