What is Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy?

As an Orlando Marriage and Family therapist I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of couples to repair connection, improve communication, and reignite passion.  I found when working with couples on their relationships that for many the process went fairly smoothly with each partner able to make the necessary changes in behavior, gain insight into […]

Your words matter (and you matter too!)

In addition to writing this blog, I get to manage the Life Skills Resource Group Facebook and Twitter pages.  This is a lot of fun, because it involves looking for materials which others would enjoy or benefit from.  I get to look at lots of inspirational and philosophical messages and read lots of articles, trying […]

Choosing Action Over Fear: Preparing for hurricanes (and storms of life) in Orlando

Have you ever noticed that sometimes people try to get us to do things by scaring us?  The “or else…”  sometimes feels omnipresent in our world.  I see it a lot in politics (on both sides), in the media, even just product advertising.  Sometimes we even do it to ourselves (“I’d better not eat that […]

Reconciliation; My Non-End of the World Resolution

“The practice of peace and reconciliation is one of the most vital and artistic of human actions.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh So, we survived the end of the world; now what? Were you maybe a tad disappointed that the world didn’t come to a screeching halt? No more bills, no more bosses or coworkers, no more […]

Everyone Tells Us We’re the Perfect Couple

They met at work. They were young, bright and filled with enthusiasm. It was love at first sight; and the rest, as the saying goes, is history… He’s the love of my life. She’s the one. I only want to be with him. She is the most beautiful woman in the world. He understands me. She’s […]

“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 […]

Beginning to Let Go

Ok, let me begin by saying that I am absolutely devoted to Melody Beattie and everything she stands for. In case you’re unfamiliar with the name, Melody Beattie is the author of fifteen books including Codependent No More and The Language of Letting Go. She is an unstoppable force of good and healing, and her […]