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.
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.
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.
Our integrative system focuses on health, wellness, and empowerment. Our professional integrative team includes experienced licensed psychotherapists with varying specialties and a minimum of a master’s degree in a mental health field. We have partnered up with expert health and wellness practitioners who share common threads of compassion, vision, and providing solid effective treatment.
Margo 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. She had her own private practice for 8 years in New Jersey until moving to Naples in 2014. Margo has been a psychotherapist since 1997. In addition to in-office sessions, Margo is available for home visits for Medicare clients unable to travel into the office.
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 have worked with adults, teenagers, families, young children and couples. During my time at the University of North Texas I had the honor to study under the nationally and internationally renowned play therapists, Drs. Dee Ray, Sue Bratton and Gary Landreth, all authors of many leading textbooks in their field. As a result I especially enjoy play therapy as a way of help young children from an early age heal and avoid the potential pitfalls and pain that could otherwise lay ahead.
Other areas of interest include grief therapy, anxiety, depression, sexual identity as well as functional, healthy living with a focus on nutrition, exercise and wellness. I also spend several years working with older adults and clients facing terminal illness either themselves or within their family.
I am bilingual and can provide counseling services to the German speaking community. I received my Masters level degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Texas in Denton. I moved to Florida a year ago and am working toward state licensure. I am currently a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, and offer reduced fee services.