Orlando Groups and Workshops for counseling and life coaching – a journey to a happier, healthier life for you and your family.

Upcoming Group:

Amy Smith will be facilitating an 8-week parenting group based on Daniel Siegel & Tina Payne Bryon’s book No-Drama Discipline.

First meeting: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Ended Groups:

  1. Cindy Fabico just finished up running a 12-week Process Oriented Group. Read our blog on Cindy’s group here.
  2. Amy Smith just finished running an 8-week parenting group based on the Ross W. Greene’s book “The Explosive Child.”

“No-Drama Discipline” Parenting Group

Based on the book “No-Drama Discipline” by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson


no-drama-discipline-pdf! Please fill out this form and fax, e-mail, or bring into the office ASAP  as seats are limited (:

“The Explosive Child” Parenting Group

Based on the book “The Explosive Child” by Ross W. Greene


“An explosive outburst—like other forms of maladaptive behavior—occurs when the cognitive demands being placed upon a person outstrip that person’s capacity to respond adaptively.” – Ross W. Greene

Do you experience challenging behavior by your kid(s) such as screaming, swearing, crying, hitting, kicking, spitting, and/or biting? These can be just a few of the challenging behaviors seen in children who are having difficulty meeting their parents’ expectations. As a result, parents are often left feeling frustrated, angry, overwhelmed, and desperate for ways to change this.

It is not uncommon for children to experience these explosive behaviors, and it can truly be a scary, stressful event for both you and your child. Often times children will feel sorry once they have worn themselves out and calmed down from their behavior(s). As a parent, it can be extremely challenging to understand where these behaviors come from and how to handle them effectively when they do come.

Sometimes, parents see these behaviors as their child trying to manipulate them into doing something. However, children that have these explosive outbursts do not have the skill to manage their feelings and express them in a more mature way. Your child may also lack language, or impulse control, or problem-solving abilities. In the end, how you react when your child lashes out has an effect on whether they will continue to respond to distress in the same way, or learn better ways to handle feelings so they don’t become overwhelming.

My goal for this 8 week group is for you to begin to understand why and when your child does these challenging behaviors, and how to best respond in effective, nonpunitive ways.


Some of the topics that will be cover are:

  • Understand the factors contributing to challenging episodes.
  • Identify the specific situations in which challenging episodes are likely to happen.
  • Reduce or eliminate challenging episodes by solving the problems which cause them.
  • Solve problems collaboratively (rather than unilaterally) and proactively (rather than reactively).
  • Help your child develop the skills to be more flexible, solve problems, and handle frustration more adaptively.
  • Reduce hostility and antagonism between you and your child

When: Begins Thursday, October 15 (weekly for 8 weeks; excluding 11/26 for Thanksgiving)

  • Thursdays: 9:00 am – 10:30 am *Space is limited to 10 participants*

Where: Life Skills Resource Group, 6068 S. Apopka Vineland Rd., Orlando, FL, 32819

Rates: $55 Registration Fee (Includes cost of book and the first session fee)

Contact: Amy Smith at or call the office at 407.355.7378 to sign up.$45 per session (whether you attend or not)
*Registration Ends October 12, 2015 ($55 fee is fully refundable until 10/12; after 10/12: registration fee not refundable; group fee is refundable if we find a person to fill your spot)

Click here to view the group’s flyer and registration form.


Process Oriented Group Therapy

Group therapy has a long and well proven record as a highly effective and useful form of psychotherapy. It is as helpful, and in some cases more helpful than individual therapy, particularly in those situations where social support and learning about interpersonal relationships are important objectives of treatment. The vast majority of individuals who participate in group therapy benefit from it substantially.

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  • Receive and offer support and feedback
  • Gain insight and understanding into one’s own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors by looking at relationship patterns both inside and outside the group
  • Gain understanding of other peoples’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
  • Improve self-confidence, self-image, and self-esteem
  • Improve interpersonal relationships and communication
  • Experiment with new interpersonal behaviors
  • Talk honestly and directly about feelings
  • Undergo personal change inside the group with the expectation of carrying that learning over into one’s outside life

What Am I Getting Myself Into?

I ask that you make an initial commitment to attend and participate in your therapy group for at least 12 consecutive sessions. By then you will have a clearer sense of the potential helpfulness of the group.

  • Group Therapy does not generally show immediate positive benefit to its participants. Because of this fact, participants sometimes find themselves wanting to leave therapy in the beginning if it becomes stressful for them.
  • I ask that you suspend your early judgments of the group’s possible benefits and continue to attend and to talk about the stresses involved and your doubts about group therapy.

When: Mondays 8am–9:15am or 5:30pm–6:45pm, beginning August 17, 2015.

Where: Life Skills Resource Group, 6068 S. Apopka Vineland Rd, Suite 11, Orlando, FL 32819

Cost (3 options):

  • $35 per session, paid weekly; or
  • $30 per session, paid 6 weeks = $180; or
  • $25 per session, paid 12 weeks = $300

*Note:  This is a closed group. After week 2, no new members will be able to join. The group will decide at the end of 12 weeks if new members can be added.*

Contact: Email Virginia Johnson @ or call 407-355-7378 to register or to schedule a free phone consultation with Cindy regarding the group.

Click here to download the registration form/payment information

A few of the past workshops we have offered here at LSRG include:

Call us Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at 407-355-7378. Our counselor-in-training Virginia Johnson will help provide any information you need on this workshop and answer any questions you have.

Proudly serving clients in Central Florida’s Orange County and Osceola County, including Orlando, Southwest Orlando, Dr. Phillips, Metrowest, Windermere, Gotha, Hunters Creek, Hunter’s Creek, Ocoee, Winter Garden, Celebration, Southchase, Poinciana, Lake Nona, Lake Wales, Southchase, Bay Hill, Clermont, Lakeland, Minneola, St. Cloud, Lake Buena Vista, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Mount Dora, Davenport, Haines City, Conway, Groveland, Azalea Park, Sebring, The Villages, Avalon Park, UCF, East Orlando, Waterford Lakes, Oviedo, Maitland, Winter Park, Altamonte Springs, Kissimmee, Longwood, Apopka, College Park, Orlando, Dr. Phillips, Metrowest, Windermere, Gotha, Hunters Creek, Ocoee, Winter Garden, Celebration, Southchase, Orange County, Osceola County. 

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Call: 407-355-7378

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Cindy Fabico and Amy V. Smith, co-owners of Life Skills Resource Group