Why group therapy?

We are excited to announce Cindy’s new and upcoming 12-week Process Oriented Group Therapy beginning Monday, August 17th! Sharing your personal experiences, feelings, and thoughts to one stranger, let alone a group of strangers can be extremely nerve-wracking and intimidating. But what many do not know is how beneficial and rewarding group therapy can be. […]

Has my relationship reached its expiration date?

In today’s world it can be hard to accept the end of a relationship. In a society where it seems like you MUST have a significant other to feel good about yourself, being single can seem like a total failure. But is it really a failure? Is an ended relationship truly a sign that you […]

Turning a crappy childhood into a gift

Was your childhood not a typical childhood in your eyes? Was it bad or maybe even crappy? You are not alone, even though sometimes it may feel like you are. Throughout our society and media, pictures of happy families with both parents in the picture are seen as the norm and what is expected of everyone. […]

When you’re just not yourself: how to hit the reset button

Have you ever had a day where you’re just off-kilter or in a funk? You aren’t quite sure why, but you’re just not yourself? And, if you’re like me, you probably don’t feel like forcing yourself to be yourself? The big problem is that off-kilter doesn’t usually happen when we have time to stop and take […]

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 […]

What parents should know about play therapy

Your child or adolescent may participate in play therapy as a part of therapy at Life Skills Resource Group.  Play therapy might involve building, books, arts and crafts, puppets,  figurines, board games, or pretend games like house, restaurant, doctor, or dress-up.  Play therapy might look a lot like just playing, so it is reasonable to […]

Enter the cave: get uncomfortable to get what you want

Every once in awhile it seems there’s something (a quote, a photo, an article, something a friend says…) that strikes you just right and sticks with you. Today I’d like to write about one of those things. Every week I hang a quote of the week in our waiting area. A few months ago I found […]

How To Love Yourself

By Dr. Darlene Treese (Dr. Dar) “We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make our world.” -Buddha One of the most important discoveries has been identifying the power our casual thinking plays in shaping our lives. We have learned that thoughts are things in the […]

Get Rid of the Distortion

Is your brain full of noise? Do you feel like there is so much junk floating around up there that you can’t have a clear thought? Maybe you need to do some mental housekeeping to sweep away the psychic debris that tends to accumulate over time. How? Well, first you need to identify what exactly […]

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 […]

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