Cicily is also versed in 12-Step modalities and understands the unique challenges that accompany recovery. Consultation with your medical providers will be provided, as applicable, to promote better outcomes. Children, adolescents, and adults are seen with developmental needs in mind. Appointments are available in the evenings and Saturday.
I graduated from the New York University School of Social Work in 1983 and have lived and practiced in Naples since 1984. I attended the Rutgers Summer School of Addiction Studies in 1987 and 1990 and have extensive post-graduate training in addiction studies and co-dependency.
For over thirty years I have presented workshops and seminars on “Therapeutic Value of Humor and Play” on a national level, and have published several articles on humor, geriatric issues and improvisational comedy. I am an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Florida Chapter of NASW.
I work with PTSD, anxiety disorders and depression using techniques such as Mindfulness Meditation and Visualization. I treat various medical issues, such as traumatic brain injuries, dialysis, and pain issues. I also work with caregivers for the chronically ill and elderly. My professional and personal experience with pain issues and caregiving for an elderly parent with Parkinson Disease gives me a unique perspective to help others. Although many of our life issues are certainly not funny, by developing “humor strategies” we can confront and cope our difficult situations, dialysis, and pain issues.
Using Improvisational Theatre exercises combined with cognitive behavioral education, I assist people suffering anxiety disorders, Parkinson’s and those in recovery from addictions. I offer a wide range of “Wellness through Improv” classes and workshops privately and at The Naples Players’ Sugden Community Theatre.
Counseling of Southwest Florida is a DCF licensed, outpatient substance abuse and mental health counseling center in Naples, Florida. Our licensed professionals specialize in providing counseling to individuals and groups of all ages that are dealing with a wide range of issues.
We are a private practice offering therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. Bringing serenity to our community by empowering each individual to reach their fullest potential. Healing. Hope. Wellness.
Dr. Marilyn J. Varcoe is a licensed cognitive behavioral psychologist and life coach providing psychological care to a broad spectrum of clients. She can assist you in overcoming your personal crises and guide your transition to a healthier lifethat is more satisfying and free from stress.
Dr. Varcoe’s private practice is in Naples, Florida, where she is also on staff at Naples Community Hospital. She obtained her Ph.D. in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University, her M.S. from Southern Illinois University, and her B.A. from the College of New Jersey. Dr. Varcoe has extensive years of experience in counseling, therapy and coaching. She is a frequent presenter of seminars and lectures on toxic stress and personal development, and has shared her expertise on both television and radio on numerous occasions. She is also the founder of Golf Smart, Inc., a program that teaches mental skills to golfers, based on her book Golf Smart: 7 Secrets to Master the Mind Game of Golf
She is the co-author of the book Toxic Stress: 7 Steps to Recovery which has received wide recognition and awards as a self help guide to overcoming stress and its toxic affects. She has traveled extensively as an international speaker presenting her seminars to a world wide audience.