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.
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.
Caring and listening from years of life experiences and education are why I work so effectively with anxiety, grief, depression, and trauma. I specialize with individuals 40-years and older, as well as those with a history of trauma and grief. I am trained in a number of evidence-based treatments, including EMDR for past trauma, and CBT for depression and anxiety. I can also share techniques in relaxation and the ever-popular Mindfulness practices. Because of my more than 60 years of life experience, I am able to quickly empathize and identify specific issues of distress, and share coping skills for immediate help.
My academic background is one beginning with a BA in psychology from Aquinas College in Michigan, a highly-qualified teaching certificate for the state of Nevada, a MA in Education from Sierra Nevada College, and a MA in Mental Health Counseling from Seton Hall U. I’m also credentialed in EMDR and CBT and a member of the American Psychological Association.
I am also trained in Mindfulness, or a path to improving one’s center in life and a clearer perspective. The aim in so many life transitions is re-initiating self-esteem and creating a vision for self-awareness and positive goals. The trust built with my clients from my academic and life’s experiences can be the path of reclaiming anyone’s future.
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.
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.