Upcoming Events

Your overall physical, mental, and emotional wellness is important to us. In addition to counseling services, OLO offers free wellness workshops for its clients and the community. Wellness topics range from stress management, aromatherapy, skin care, nutrition, yoga, support groups, as well as community drives.  

Past Events

Hope After Loss Footprints On Our Hearts Walk & 5K

October 06, 2019

Rosy (our therapy dog) is very excited to be a part of the 2019 Hope After Loss Footprints on Our Hearts Walk and 5k.

She will be there giving lots of comfort and kisses to everyone and walking in memory of her big brother Willito and all the precious babies who have passed away. 💙

See below for more information on the walk and how you can support this amazing organization that provides support to parents who have suffered pregnancy and infant loss. 


OLO Financial wellness 3 part series:

April 27, 2019

Being in control of your finances is another way to help decrease stress in your life and part of your overall wellness. This free three part series will be facilitated by Will Dolce, MBA. 


Part 1: Organizing your finances

This interactive workshop will teach you the following to help get you started on the path to financial wellness:


1. Identify your sources of income and current expenses.

2. Create a basic budget. 

3. Learn common mistakes that can keep you from maintaining your budget

Hope After Loss Support Group

August 21, 2018

In partnership with Hope After Loss, we will be co-facilitating a free monthly peer to peer support group for both women and men who have experienced the loss of pregnancy or of an infant. You may find it comforting to listen to the stories of other group members or to share your own story. Either way, your participation is voluntary.

Amty's Acts Of Kindness: Celebrating Ami

May 01, 2018

In honor of what would have been Amtul "Ami" Rashid's 67th birthday, Overcoming Life's Obstacles Counseling will match 100% of all donations made today to the Amty's Acts of Kindness (AAOK) fund. AAOK was launched last year to honor and spread Ami's spirit of kindness, generosity, and love for all. We are proud to share that through your support of  AAOK, we have been able to send youth in our community to programs, camps, and assist them with other education related expenses that they otherwise would not have been able to afford. We have been honored to hear from them how attending these programs has helped shape their interest in pursuing higher education and improved their self-esteem. 

In addition, at our kick off event, we were able to provide women and children living at the Safe Haven Shelter with food, clothing, and other basic essentials. 

No matter how big or small your donation, it makes a difference to those in need within our community. To make a donation, please click on "donate now"

If you are unable to make a donation, please keep Ami in your thoughts today and do a random act of kindness 💕 


Please contact Will or Nadiya at: olocounseling@gmail.com for more information.

Amty's Acts Of Kindness: Scholarship Fund

October 01, 2017

Update: We were able to donate over $3500 in scholarships. Three students received scholarships for designing and college programs.  (Names and pictures not disclosed to protect confidentiality)


We are excited to announce the launch of our Amty's Acts of Kindness Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will benefit children and teens in our community by providing them with the opportunity to attend educational and social programs. Our hope is to influence our youth early on and spark their interest in sports and careers that they may not have been aware of or thought they could be "good at." 

Amty always loved and supported youth and believed that it was up to the adults in their lives to help channel them in the right direction. We hope to keep her loving and generous spirit alive! 

Every amount no matter how big or small will help us give the youth in our community opportunities that they otherwise would not been able to experience due to financial restraints.

Oils and Yoga

May 07, 2017

We will be kick starting our wellness events for this year with a yoga class which will incorporate the uplifting and healing qualities of Young Living Therapeutic Grade oils. The goal of this class is to combine yoga and the aroma of the oils to center your mind and help you relax. 

The cost for this class is $10 per person in advance and $15 at the door. For those interested in this class, but may be unable to afford the full cost of the class, you are encouraged to contact Will or Nadiya for more info on how you can receive a discounted rate. Tickets can be purchased through our website under the current events tab. We look forward to seeing you there!

Amty's Acts Of Kindness: Safe Haven Women & Children's Shelter Drive

April 30, 2017

Our first Amty's Acts of Kindness event will be a donation drive to benefit the Safe Haven Women & Children's Shelter in Waterbury, CT.


Come show your support and help make a difference. Safe Haven has provided us with a list of specific items that they are in need of and it is posted in the comments section of this event.


If you are unable to physically join us, please consider making a monetary donation so that we can help purchase items on your behalf. Please contact Will or Nadiya at: olocounseling@gmail.com for more info on making monetary donations.

Helping Haiti Overcome

October 23, 2016

Overcoming Life’s Obstacles Counseling (OLOC) was deeply moved by the news and images of the areas affected by Hurricane Matthew. The category 4 storm left in its wake flooded cities, immense damage, and loss of life. Unfortunately, the Caribbean island of Haiti suffered the most.

We feel compelled to assist those in need and ask you to please join us on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for OLOC’s 'Helping Haiti Overcome' Food and Clothing Drive. 


We will be accepting the following items:
- Sanitary products
-Travel size hygiene products
- New and gently used clothing for all ages including shirts, pants, dresses, undergarments (new only), close toe shoes, and sneakers. 
- Non-perishable food such as canned goods (with ring-pull lids) and nutritional bars
- Seeds for corn, sweet potatoes, spices and other (tropical) food crops
- Bottled water

Monetary donations will also be accepted to pay for shipping costs.

Light refreshments will be provided

Love the Skin You Are In!

April 09, 2016

This wellness workshop will focus on skin care so that we can learn to love the skin we are in! Our special guest for this event is Anita Mir, owner of Spa Dior located in Waterbury, CT. Anita has worked alongside top Plastic Surgeon and Dermatologist Dr. Paula Moynahan and most recently opened Spa Dior in 2015. Anita specializes in skincare and facials. She will discuss how to treat certain skin conditions, which products will be optimal for your skin type, how to develop a daily skin regimen, and more!  We will be raffling prizes for services at Spa Dior such as a facial, manicure, and pedicure. Even if you don't win, everyone in attendance that evening will receive a voucher for 20% off any service at Spa Dior!   See you then!

Essential Oil 101

March 05, 2016

We will be hosting several workshops throughout the year to address how you can improve your overall wellness. We are kicking off our Wellness series with this informative Essential Oils 101 workshop. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited to the first 15 guests. This is an adult only event. Please arrive between 5:20pm and 5:25pm as this event will start promptly at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. 

Some topics that will be covered are: What are essential oils? How do they work? Why is quality important? Can they help alleviate specific symptoms? This workshop will help answer those questions and more.

The workshop will be led by our special guest Gail Christian. Gail is a Certified Personal Trainer (2004), Zumba Certified Instructor, Certified Group Fitness Instructor (1995), Live Strong Coach (2010), and Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils and Oil Infused Lifestyle (2007). Gail is passionate about all levels of Fitness, Health, and Wellness.

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