My focus is working with adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My passion is being a part of helping people learn better and more effective ways of communicating. Watching them communicate and work through their issues in a way they have never done before is why I enjoy couples and family therapy. I have worked with children who have difficult behaviors for several years, so I have a great understanding of the support parents need in order to cope with their child’s struggles. I also treat areas of grief, adjustments, depression, anxiety, anger, and other mental health related issues and personality disorders.
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I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (NJ), certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and have expertise in play therapy. I graduated from New York University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and Union Graduate College/Mt. Sinai School of Medicine with a Master’s Degree in Bioethics (specializing in medical and end-of-life counseling). In addition to being a prominent therapist, I contributed to The Center for Ethical Solutions published project The Advanced Directive Steward: Welcome to our Making End-of-Life Healthcare Decisions Count Tool: An Interactive Guide and currently serve on Naples Community Hospital’s Bioethics Committee.
My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life worth celebrating. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.
As Alexander Graham Bell said, “When one door closes another door opens, but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us”, let’s find the open door. Please call or e-mail me if you’re looking for coaching, guidance and support through a challenging situation. I look forward to working with you.
Sunshine State Counseling Center empowers individuals, children and families to build and develop their strengths by providing therapeutic services based on a compassionate, ethical and professional approach.
We provide psychotherapy services to children, adolescents and families. Our therapists Megan Goddard, LCSW, RPT and Diana Salazar, LCSW, RPT (Bilingual in English and Spanish) are licensed by the Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling as well Registered Play Therapist’s through the Association of Play Therapy.
Some of the common challenges our client’s face include: Anxiety, Divorce, Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Abuse/Neglect, Relationship difficulties, Grief/Loss, Depression, Low self-esteem, Anger, Social skills, Attention difficulties (ADD/ADHD), Parenting, Behavioral issues and Difficulty adjusting. If there is another challenge not listed, please contact the office to find out if we can help. If it is outside of our SCOPE of practice, we will be happy to refer you to another professional specializing in the area of their needs.
Sunshine State Counseling Center has two therapist’s/co-owners: Diana Salazar, LCSW, RPT (who is fluent in both English and Spanish) and Megan Goddard, LCSW, RPT. At our center we empower individuals, children and families to build and develop their strengths by providing therapeutic services based on a compassionate, ethical and professional approach.
Mindful Solutions Therapy
Populations served: Children, Adolescents/Teens, Families, Individuals and Couples. Creative techniques, such as play and interactive therapy are used. I practice according to a family systems model, which incorporates a solution focused, strength based component.
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.
I see children, teens, adults, and families. I use a combination of treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Structural Family Therapy. DBT is a cognitive behavioral treatment that is effective with a wide range of issues including, anxiety, self-harm, depression and suicidal ideation. Structural family therapy focuses on increasing communication within a family.