Meet Dr. Darlene Treese

Warm greetings to all!! I’m Dr. Darlene Treese (known as “Dr. Dar”), and I’m very proud to be associated with Life Skills Resource Group here in Orlando. I have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in education, a master’s degree in counseling and a PhD in psychology. I’ve been in private practice in hypnotherapy, counseling and […]

Fire Refines Gold, and Challenges Refine Us

Dominique D. Barritt, LMHC Why did I become a therapist? I feel like there was never anything else I could have ever been. I tried another career path, but it never felt right. Five minutes into my first psychology class, I thought, “Oh, this is what I’m supposed to be doing!” I guess you could […]

OCD and Exposure

You have mostly likely heard the acronym OCD before but do you know what it stands for?  OCD stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  We all have obsessions such as worrying bad things will happen and compulsions such as knocking on wood.  The O and the C of OCD are a natural part of our lives.  […]

“Sometimes you just need someone to reinforce common sense on a regular basis.” –Cindy Fabico, MA, NCC, LMHC

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit and talk with Cindy Fabico, MA, NCC, LMHC about her approach to individual and couples counseling at her practice, Life Skills Resource Group in Orlando. I must admit that I was the only one sitting, as Cindy was so enthusiastic about her role as a therapist that she […]


If you are looking for a counselor or life coach in Orlando, you might find it helpful to know why that professional is in this line of work. I am one of the counselors here at Life Skills Resource Group in Orlando and this is my answer to that question. I obtained my Master’s Degree […]

EFT: The Emotional Freedom Technique

I have been Mental Health Counselor now for 7 years with my primary focus on Marriage and Relationship Counseling and Life Coaching here in Orlando, Florida.  For a long time I have felt I didn’t have an effective tool to work with my clients who were experiencing anxiety, depression, pain, anger, and panic.  I have […]


Orlando’s Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy and Life Coach Professionals from LIFE SKILLS RESOURCE GROUP recently attended the Annual International Smart Marriages Conference.  Pictured are Front row: Carma Kuhn, M.Ed., Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, Ginnie Thompson, MA, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern; Back row: Maribel Nieves, MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Cindy Fabico, MA, […]


1-01-loving-touch“ (link for mood music as you read-click to start then minimize your music player to read) …you always have a mirror that reflects a more loving and tender side of you. Perhaps it’s your child, grandchild, or garden – what you care for most, in a loving patient way, holds close to how you […]


Has the recent news of financial meltdowns in America left you feeling anxious or worried? While these feelings can be emotionally exhausting they can also have an impact on your health. According to a study by Paul Lavarkas of Ohio State University, people who had a higher rate credit card debt suffered more heart attacks, […]