At the center, we provide a full array of services to help your child become the best version of him/herself! We offer individual, family, and group therapy which is solution-focused, skills based, cognitive-behavioral therapy. We also have social skills and emotional regulation groups for 1st graders up to high school students. In addition, we have intensive camp programs. The wrap around therapy/homeschool program is offered to 6-12 th grade students in our 3,300 sq ft suite. Our Executive Functioning tutoring program is also available at our office or at your location. Last, we have a pediatric occupational therapist, Masters level nutritionist, and Masters level educators to assist your whole child’s needs socially, emotionally academically.
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.
My journey to be a counselor has many twists and turns. After a life changing event in 2009, I returned to school receiving my Masters in counseling in 2011 from Troy University, Montgomery, Alabama. My decision to enter counseling was influenced by caring counselors that helped me a difficult time in my life. I have felt called to pay it forward by helping others with life situations that prevent them from living a meaningful life. I have my LPC license in Alabama and currently have my Provisional Mental Health License in Florida. My wife and I felt God was calling us to South West Florida to use the gifts He has given us to serve Him and help others, so we took a huge leap of faith and moved in 2017.
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.
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.