Learning to love yourself

When I first joined LSRG, I wrote a blog about Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign, “Are you too critical of your body image?” Basically this campaign showed how harshly we criticize ourselves and our looks. In my blog I spoke about how we often describe ourselves in a more negative way than those around us, even […]

How Do You Express Gratitude?

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” – Marcel Proust Being that it is the week of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be interesting, and fun, to focus this week’s blog on something a little different. Now, we all know about gratitude […]

Child Parent Relationship (C-P-R) Training Group

What is it?  How can I learn more? Next Training I have been working with children and families in some capacity for the past 10 years. My current position is that of a certified play therapist so I regularly confront the challenges faced by many parents. My clients often express to me feelings of tension […]

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 […]

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 our newest counselor, Jessica Carmean!

Hello, my name is Jessica Carmean, and I’m extremely excited to be joining Life Skills Resource Group as a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern. I want to thank Amy, Cindy, and Krista for making me feel so welcome. I am honored to work alongside amazing, compassionate professionals. I’ve always had a calling to enter the […]

What parents should know about sandtray therapy

Our Orlando child counselors Amy Smith and Jessica Carmean both use sandtray therapy in their work with children, adolescents, and adults.  While sandtray therapy may look to you like just playing in the sand, sandtray therapy is much more than that.  We wanted to share a little bit more about sandtray therapy, and also what […]

New school year, new beginnings in Orlando

It’s the first week of school (well, for me – maybe the second week for some of you)! You know what I love about the first week of school? Well, I mean other than new school supplies (I love new school supplies!)… New beginnings! I love new beginnings! With a new school year, you have a […]