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 worked/volunteered for over 20 years as a life coach/mentor for students within the Orange County High Schools and at several homeless shelters. I had first thought about becoming a Psychotherapist when I was 10 years old. I thought about it again when I was in my twenties but had to put that dream aside so I could raise my two boys and be a good wife.
When my boys started college my life had a drastic change. My life had been filled with extreme trials of abuse, abandonment, eating disorders and suicide of someone close. Three years ago when my boys left for college my marriage unfortunately came to an end. This was, by far, the most traumatic event of my life. My boys and husband were gone, and I did not have any other living family. My heart was broken and beyond repair. Through my deep faith and the continuous support of exceptional friends (sons and dog), along with therapy, once again I overcame the most challenging trial. This paved the way for me to become a professional counselor. My education along with all my life experience has given me invaluable skills to help make life better for those who are struggling and suffering their own situations. In addition to my Masters Degrees in General Psychology and Counseling Psychology, I have completed additional training in Divorce Recovery, Eating Disorders, and Trauma/PTSD. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). The use of EMDR in conjunction with traditional “talk” therapy has provided extremely positive results. I primarily use Cognitive Behavior Therapy, but am certainly not limited to CBT, as every case is unique in its own way.
It was my dream to work in private practice, and that dream came true when I met Cindy Fabico and Amy Smith. It was like it was destiny for me to be part of their group. Not only do I have the most amazing job, I am blessed with working some of the finest people I have ever met. I feel like I have a new family. Cindy, Amy, Krista, and all the other therapists are the kindest, most inspiring individuals and each day I thank God that I am part of their group.
My favorite saying is “The tougher the trail in life, the greater the triumph!” There is hope for everyone in need of help.
For more information on my professional background and available counseling services, including Divorce Recovery in Orlando, eating disorder treatment in Orlando, and PTSD treatment in Orlando, please visit the Life Skills Resource Group Orlando website or you may call or email me directly at 407-217-2157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
~Kelli Skorman, MS, Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern