Welcome to Life Counseling Solutions
Life Counseling Solutions has therapists who are passionate in treating a variety of life’s challenges.
We provide a wide range of services to individuals, children, adolescents, couples and families in our Orlando counseling services. You will receive expert care by the team of Orlando counselors and coaches who specialize in the work that they do.
Our Orlando therapists are compassionate, relational and dedicated in providing effective therapeutic techniques in the Central Florida areas including Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Longwood, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, and Lake Mary.
AllisonContact Allison by phone or email for availabilityAllison Petro
Allison is passionate about encouraging and assisting her clients to live life to their fullest potential. She believes that humans are resilient and can overcome the obstacles before them with the proper tools, support and mindset. By creating a warm, empathetic and non-judgmental atmosphere, Allison helps her clients openly explore what holds them back from experiencing a joy-filled life. She draws from her own personal experience and training to help clients develop coping skills and a plan to move through pain and experience healing. Her specialties are working with children and women struggling with trauma, behavioral issues, depression, and low-esteem as well as couples in distress.
Mike believes that individuals are inherently good. He approaches counseling by helping people realize the strengths they already have to bring about change. Mike focuses on building a relationship with clients in order to better understand them. With a better understanding of the client, Mike can understand the client's perceptions. These perceptions are then explored and challenged with the client at the client's pace. Mike enjoys building a relationship with clients by using humor, spontaneity and creating a warm and welcoming environment. Once the relationship has been established, the individual can feel comfortable and confident to address more personal issues in a confidential and respectful therapeutic environment. Mike has experience working with anger management, parenthood, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and substance abuse in both individual and group counseling settings including teaching the monthly 8-hour Anger Management course at LCS on rotation.
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I have been working in the mental health field for the past 19 years and have been practicing as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the last 16 years.I enjoy counseling people to help them through difficult and painful times in their life. I strongly believe that people can get better and achieve their full potential if provided with the right therapy and guidance.
Specialties: Depression, Anxiety, Veterans, Victims of Bullying, Substance Abuse
The therapy method I use most often in counseling is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. The primary purpose of CBT is to help people identify how certain thoughts can effect how they feel.When feeling depressed or anxious, your thoughts tend to be negative and self-damaging, leading to the development of unhealthy behaviors. People can develop healthier coping skills once negative thoughts are identified and processed in counseling.Research has shown that CBT is a very effective treatment for those experiencing anxiety and depression.
Colleen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a specialty in trauma (or past pain), young adult/teen issues, and anxiety struggles. She values and makes it a point to foster a safe and non-judgmental environment where honesty and openness can take place. One of the modalities Colleen utilizes for trauma work is EMDR therapy, an extensively researched and a proven effective treatment for trauma by the World Health Organization. Along with EMDR, Colleen also incorporates other therapy methods such as sand tray, music, and art to help her clients. Ultimately, her goal is to help her clients gain practical skills to manage or reduce symptoms while uncovering the source of their distress so they can begin to truly heal.
JanieContact Janie by phone or email for availabilityJanie Lacy
Janie Lacy, LMHC, NCC, CSAT has over 13 years of experience. She has authored numerous articles in local and national outlets on sex & love addiction, anger management and relationship trauma. Janie has treated all forms of mental illness, substance abuse, grieving, job stress, emotional disturbances, sexual abuse, and parenting issues. Janie's Woman Redeemed Program addresses: developing greater self-awareness with experimental techniques, creating strategies to change painful and destructive behavior patterns, and learning choices for positive change. Janie earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and holds a MS in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University. Janie is a faculty member with the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals where she trains professionals in addiction recovery.
Lisandra Machado is a student in the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Palm Beach Atlantic University. Lisandra received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Hospitality from the University of Central Florida. Lisandra’s counseling approach is based on a holistic wellness approach which focuses on healing properties by taking the entire human being and their life experiences into consideration for assessment and treatment purposes. The counselor's professional interest include substance abuse, family systems, childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, and suicide prevention. Lisandra strives to actively listen and to foster a respectful, brave and non-judgmental space to explore the depths of the individual self to break free from bondages.
EveContact Eve by phone or email for availabilityEve Brinson
Eve is passionate about helping people thrive and overcome their challenges. Her own counseling experience transformed her life, as she learned how to use the adversities from her past as catalysts for positive change. She counsels her clients from a holistic and individualized approach, incorporating EMDR and Emotional Freedom Technique into therapy. Eve empowers her clients as they discover their inner sources of strength and how to eliminate the roots of their distress.