Dr. Borelli provides comprehensive care to the pediatric population. She has vast experience in both assessment for all types of learning and psychological disorders affecting school performance. Evaluations for ADHD, extended time for standardized testing/school/college services, traumatic brain injury, spectrum disorders, and Other developmental disorders are provided. Additionally, Dr. Borelli provides treatment including therapy for pediatrics and families/parents, cognitive remediation, consulting for schools, parent counseling, forensic work and more. She is licensed in New York and Florida.
After practicing psychotherapy in private practice for almost 20 years, I began searching for another modality that would enable me to help my clients more directly and in a shorter time frame than is possible with most traditional psychotherapeutic modalities.
I learned that hypnotherapy is widely used and is highly effective for almost any problem that you are finding it hard to handle on your own. Do you need motivation to stop smoking or to lose weight? Do you suffer from fears, phobias or anxieties? Do you wish you could focus or concentrate better? How about being a more confident public speaker? Would you like to be more successful in a sport or in your job? Are you facing an upcoming surgery or dental work? Do you suffer from headaches or chronic pain? These issues, and many more, have been proven to be significantly helped by hypnosis.
And because hypnosis is a natural state of deep relaxation accompanied by heightened awareness, you are safely able to open your mind to beneficial suggestions that can result in an ability to manage pain or enact new, healthier behaviors. For those clients who may be open to it, I like to combine traditional psychotherapeutic modalities with hypnotherapy.
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.
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.
Phara L. Morame is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who joined Monarch Wellness in 2018 with a focus on individuals in their later stages of life. Although southwest Florida is known as a haven for older adults/geriatrics, Phara understands the challenges individuals in assisted living facilities may face to meet their mental and emotional health needs. Working in partnership with a clinical treatment team, Phara provides services to older individuals in Collier County and the surrounding areas in the comfort of their own home or assisted living facility. In addition to geriatrics, she also specializes in marital and pre-marital counseling.
Phara earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University in 2011 and her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Calvin College in Grand Rapids MI in 2006. She has practiced in Michigan as well as Florida. In addition, she has earned her Master’s Level Certified Addiction Professional in 2016 demonstrating expertise in treating substance use disorders. Her professional experience includes working with older adults/geriatrics, adolescents, young adults and families in outpatient, home-based, and residential settings. She has also worked with refugees from Eastern Europe and other parts of the world. She provides community presentations on various topics including age-related adjustments, graceful aging, self-harm, depression and anxiety, and the impact of substance use disorder and interventions.
Phara is a well-rounded therapist in the community. During her spare time, she enjoys running, playing basketball, cooking, dancing, the beach and spending time with her family and friends. Phara is married and has 3 children including a pair of twins. She values family and understands the intricacy of a family system.