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Borelli, Dr. Christine
SS772

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.

Margot Escott, LCSW

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.

Frank, Jeffrey LCSW
SW 13065

Specializing in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy

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 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 also trained  to provide Bariatric surgery evaluations.  She understands the potential effects ( pre and post) it can have on individuals seeking that kind of treatment/ procedure and is able and willing to complete pre and post bariatric surgery evaluations and counseling.

Sommerfeld, Beth Kaplan, Ph.D.
PY7222

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Varcoe, Marilyn
Dr Marilyn J Varcoe
PhD

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.

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