A Fresh Start

Juliana Ochoa, MA, LMCH   A Fresh Start January 1st sounds like a good date to mark the beginning of New Me. We recognize this date as an important day, and it makes sense–  Goodbye Last Year, Hello New Year! Out with the old, in with the new. This is not a bad thing; in […]

Gratitude Attitude

  Gratitude Attitude The holidays are upon us and for many that means activities are in full swing. This is also the season for gift giving. Kids are excited and making their wish lists, but what happens when their gifts are unattainable? Santa may not have that in the budget this year, or mom and […]

LSRG Team Welcomes Diana Hardy

Diana Hardy, MS Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern All of us experience times of darkness and hardship in life. Psychotherapy is the process of working through those in a supportive and confidential relationship, with the hope that those challenges will be transformed into a force that will create decision, change and greater freedom. After nearly […]

Grateful for Everything in Between

I love Thanksgiving and this time of year because I love the idea of being grateful and living gratefully, moment by moment. Thanksgiving is a reminder to say thank you, to show appreciation, to have gratitude. When I was in college, I took a Kurt Vonnegut class and I remember the exact moment I read […]

Fend for Yourself Fridays

  Have you ever wanted to just check out as a parent and take the night off? Wanted the kids to take care of themselves even if just for a few hours? Well, now you can! If your kid is old enough to make their own sandwich or use the microwave, I encourage you to […]

Be a Friend to Yourself

Most of us have high expectations of both ourselves and others. This is not always a bad thing. We set goals, we make plans, we want to be successful people as it relates to family, relationships, and money. But oftentimes, how we react to a different outcome of an expectation we had of ourselves can […]

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 […]

Addiction: The Secret Shame

    It’s been called “the monkey on your back” and other phrases that suggest the seemingly unshakeable hold of addiction.  Just when you think you’ve kicked it, it’s back again and you find yourself discouraged, full of shame and even hopeless.  Alcoholism and addiction are an epidemic in our society, with people falling into self-medicating […]

Meet Juliana Ochoa, our newest Orlando Counselor

Hi, my name is Juliana Ochoa and I am very happy and excited to be joining the wonderful team of Orlando counselors and life coaches at Life Skills Resource Group. I look forward to meeting you! In the meantime, I will share a little about myself and why I became a therapist. I have been […]

Practicing Zen

Finding peace within yourself, or feeling a sense of zen is something that many of us struggle to define- let alone master. I always thought being at peace with myself meant perfecting all of my flaws, achieving all of my goals, and mastering every niche I wished was mine. I learned through experience that this […]

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