A thank you: Endings, positive change, and difficult change

If you have called Life Skills Resource Group in the last two weeks, you may have been surprised to reach Sabina Flores instead of me.  I am both sad and happy to announce that I am leaving Life Skills Resource Group.  As you might remember, I am a counselor-in-training, and I’m now moving to a […]

Are you too critical of your body image?

“I look fat today.” “Why am I so bloated all of the time?” “Without makeup I look too tired and old.” “Ugh, I wish I could wear outfits like hers, but I’m too big for them.” All of these, and more, are thoughts that women have on a daily basis. Almost all women, and even […]

How do humans change?

I’ve been reading this great book, Changing for Good, by Prochaska, Norcross, and Diclemente. Its subtitle is “A revolutionary six-stage program for overcoming bad habits and moving your life positively forward.” Now doesn’t that sound good?!? Or maybe in some ways it sounds too good to be true?  I mean, most of us have tried […]

Changing yourself to please others

“Woman who changed self to please boyfriend enjoying happy long-term relationship” “SPOKANE, WA—Ten months after altering her interests, appearance, behavior, and opinions to please her boyfriend, Michael Gartner, local woman Gabrielle McMullen is now enjoying a happy, lasting relationship with her long-term partner, the cheerful 27-year-old told reporters Friday. “When I first started dating Michael, […]

What is a Mother?

With Mothers’ Day just past, I’ve been thinking: What is a mother? What makes a mother? You see, it started with thoughts about my friends who are happy to be mothers, as well as friends who are less happy to be mothers. I thought about friends who want to be mothers but aren’t, friends who […]

What you should know about divorce recovery in Orlando

The end of a marriage can be one of the most stressful events a person experiences in life.  Even for the partner who chooses to leave, divorce is likely to bring up many painful and difficult emotions. Grief, guilt, anger, confusion, fear, shame, and anxiety may all come into play. If children are involved the […]

Hello from Kelli Skorman, our newest counselor!

If someone handed me a piece of paper and told me to write my “dream job” I would have written that I would love to work as a Mental Health Therapist in private practice in Southwest Orlando.  I completed my Master’s program in counseling last fall and was uncertain where I would practice. I had […]

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