Margot Escott, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Naples
"I am never upset for the reason I think" (CIM). Many of us have a belief system based on past experiences and perceptions that may come from distorted or irrational thinking. Changing our belief systems is the foundation of my work. I have been a licensed clinical social worker for 34 years. For over 25 years I've offered workshops and trainings on "The Healing Power of Laughter & Play". I use Improv Therapy in my practice and have groups for "Coping with Anxiety through Improv", "12-Step Recovery & Improv" and "Improv for Therapists".
I have extensive training in addiction, mood disorders, therapeutic humor and improvisational comedy. Using improv techniques clients learn to be in the present, develop self-confidence and insight. 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 chronic. 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.
Call or Email Margot Escott for a free phone consultation now - (239) 330-6195


  • Years in Practice: 32 Years
  • School: New York University School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 1983
  • License No. and State: SW1708 Florida


  • Avg Cost (per session): $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Margot Escott's Groups

Improv comedy for Anxiety

Improvisational Comedy Techniques are being used nationally to help individuals cope with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and self-confidence. The basic philosophy of Improv Comedy is to be present in this moment, play a "win/win" game and accept other players. In other words, there is no "wrong" way to play! In this safe, supportive environment clients will learn to regain their "inner child" through play and laughter.

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Improv in Recovery

The philosophy of improv comedy has many parallels with 12-step recovery. This group will help you gain self-awareness, improve relationships and have fun. You don't have to be funny to join - just like to have fun.

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  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Grief


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Improvisational Comedy
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017
Margot Escott, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Naples

Margot Escott

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW