At the center, we have several pediatric clinicians to provide a full array of services to help your children become the best version of themselves! We want to optimize your family.
As a licensed counselor, I offer individual, family, and group therapy which is solution-focused, skills based, cognitive-behavioral therapy. I have 21 years experience, am licensed in FL and IL as a licensed professional counselor, hold 3 national certification actions, and I am supervisor for mental health interns.
In addition to individual and family, I offer social skills and emotional regulation groups for kindergarten up to high school students.
In addition, we have intensive summer camp programs. They fill up quickly, as we only accept 10 students per age group. It is 20 hours of therapy each week!
We can help families with all concerns including depression, ADHD, behavior issues, Autism Spectrum, anxiety, poor social skills, poor emotional regulation, OCD, learning issues, school performance concerns, and grief.
Last, we have other experienced licensed clinicians including a licensed pediatric occupational therapist (Julie McKenzie), a licensed Speech therapist (Laura Asher), two licensed PhD psychologists to provide testing. We can assist your whole child’s needs socially, emotionally, and academically.
You will love our beautiful, positive office suite and how well all of our providers work together to form a team to help you and your child!
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.
Margo has been a psychotherapist since 1997. She provides a warm, friendly and supportive therapeutic setting to maximize personal growth. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida. She had her own private practice for 8 years in New Jersey until moving to Naples in 2014.
Margo works with clients from age 18 years old to seniors citizens providing individual and couples counseling for a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, loss issues and grief. She utilizes a combination of therapy methods including cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure techniques and rational emotive therapy to address issues of depression and anxiety. She identifies family of origin patterns and utilizes emotional-focused therapy to address relationship conflicts. She provides education to normalize situations and to help improve insight. Margo focuses on processing losses and grief issues through active listening while identifying and strengthening coping skills.
Margo is available for morning, day, and evenings appointments.
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.
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.
Dr. Warren D. Keller was the founder of the East Amherst Psychology Group, the largest group practice of Psychologists in the Western New York area specializing in the treatment of children, families, and adults prior to relocation to Naples, Florida. Dr. Keller was trained in Pediatric Neuropsychology at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and completed his internship in the Department of Child Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo where he was formerly the Chief Psychologist at the Robert Warner Rehabilitation Center. He has been in Independent Practice for over 30 years. Dr. Keller’s research and clinical interests are in the differential diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other related learning disorders. he has presented locally, nationally, and internationally on this topic. Dr. Keller is a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Academy of Neuropsychologists, the Florida Psychological Association, as well as other professional organizations. Adults and families consult with Dr.Keller for a variety of concerns and services.
Divorce & Collaborative Parenting
WIth the beginning of new relationships, the passage of old relationships can be a time of significant stress for parents, partners and children. Families in transition often experience difficulty adjusting to the changes brought about by separation and divorce. Both parents and children require emotional support and guidance to insure existing relationships are not only maintained but remain healthy and stable. It is Dr. Keller’s commitment to assist families in moving towards relationships that are protected and enhanced with professionalism, warmth and compassion. Dr. keller has been assisting parents and legal professionals with parenting assessments and access issues for over thirty years. It is his intent to guide families through the process of divorce by empowering them to make healthy decisions regarding their future. Dr. Keller is on the roster of approved Parenting Coordinators in the Eighth Judicial Distrcit of New York, and the Twentieth Judicial District of Florida. Dr Keller’s practice in new York is limited to both forensic and family law matters. Dr. Keller is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals of Southwest Florida and is an Affiliate Member of the Family Law Section of the Collier County Bar Association.
Dr. Keller provides services in the following areas:
Mediation of Custodial issues
Assisting families in transition
Helping families grow through collaborative parenting
Post-divorce adjustment counseling
Enhancing new relationships
Building parenting teams for blended families
Early Neutral Evaluations (ENE’s)
Court ordered Custodial Evaluations and Parenting Assessments
Experience in working with professional who practice both traditional and collaborative matrimonial law
During the COVID 19 crisis, Dr. Keller is providing consultations via Telehealth at a reduced fee.
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.
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.
Kimberly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through the state of Florida with a passion to empower others to overcome the challenges of life. She is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Kimberly uses a holistic approach in addressing all factors impacting a person, including environmental stressors and trauma history, to bring about positive change. With over 20 years of experience in healthcare, she has found that some of the key ingredients for a peaceful balanced life include acceptance, self-awareness, self-regulation, connection with others, and integration of mind, body, and spirit. She recognizes that health and wellness is a life-long journey, and life challenges open the door for continued lessons and opportunities for mental strengthening and expansion of self-awareness and personal growth.
Kimberly enjoys helping adults, children and families work through emotional trauma (PTSD), manage stress/anxiety in healthy ways, and adjust through life transitions (divorce, grief/loss, illness, relocation, other life changes).
Cicily Santora is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who believes that feeling safe, connected and content is the primary goal of any therapeutic alliance. With more than fifteen years of caring for those who are coping with trauma, grief and loss, family distress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health maladies, you and Cicily will develop a personalized treatment plan. You will learn ways of coping to alleviate emotional distress and gain and improve feelings of self-worth and confidence.
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 afternoons and evenings.
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.
With 18 years of clinical experience, I am here to guide and support you through life’s trials. I specialize in helping those suffering from depression, anxiety, illness, grief, loss and relationship difficulties.