My Child is Cutting, Now What?

You have just found out your child is cutting (also referred to as self-injury). You are likely feeling shocked, scared, angry, helpless, guilty, disappointed, and at a loss for words. You may be asking yourself, how could this happen? You may be looking at your teen and thinking…Why are you doing this? Are you doing […]

“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 […]

Have I Told You lately That I Love You?

Have I told you lately that I love you? Did you know that it is common for a client to fall in love with his therapist? Well, it is. Don’t worry, I’m not going to cite statistical averages, or use colorful metaphors about snowflakes, etc. But, I am going to tell you the truth, as […]


I am currently in the middle of a move and as I have been packing I have noticed some of the similarities between packing and counseling. Moving is about closing old doors to make way to open new ones. It is a time to clear out old items in your closet that you no longer […]


Wikipedia describes unconditional positive regard, or UPR, (a term coined by humanist Psychologist Carl Rogers) as “blanket acceptance and support of a person, regardless of what the person says or does.” Now you may be thinking to yourself something along the lines of, “Oh, you can’t really do that. You have to have some judgments […]


As an Orlando counselor I often meet with children who are experiencing stress and anxiety. Counseling Today, an American Counseling Association publication, in its March 2010 issue addressed the topic of stress and kids. According to recent data from the American Psychological Association (APA), many parents aren’t aware of what’s keeping their kids up at […]


Maybe you’ve seen me or have heard my voice, but probably not much of both at the same time. My name is Garrett Fabico, and Cindy Fabico, founder of Life Skills Resource Group, is my mother. It’s been that way since 1988. Recently though, she also became my employer and I became her loyal desk […]