Margot Escott, LCSW graduated from the New York University School of Social Work in 1983 and has lived and practiced in Naples since 1984. She attended the Rutgers Summer School of Addiction Studies in 1987 and 1990 and has extensive post-graduate training in addiction studies and co-dependency.

For over thirty years she has 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. She is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Florida Chapter of NASW.

Margot works with PTSD, anxiety disorders and depression using techniques such as Mindfulness Meditation and Visualization. She treats various medical issues, such as traumatic brain injuries, dialysis, and pain issues. She also works with caregivers for the chronically ill and elderly. Her professional and personal experience with pain issues and caregiving for an elderly parent with Parkinson Disease gives her 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, Margot assistd people suffering anxiety disorders, Parkinson’s and those in recovery from addictions. She offers a wide range of “Wellness through Improv” classes and workshops privately and at The Naples Players’ Sugden Community Theatre. Click to read more about available classes

Margot Escott, LCSW
3400 Tamiami Trail North, Suite 204
Naples, Florida 34103
Contact:(239) 434-6558 or
Years in Practice: 34+ Years
School: New York University School of Social Work
Year Graduated: 1983
License No. and State: SW1708 Florida