about us


Carol A Golly, PhD, Licensed ClCarol Golly Child Therapy Centerinical Social Worker and Registered Play Therapist Supervisor is a private practitioner in psychotherapy for children and families. Her Child Therapy Center is located on Davis Blvd, located in the city of Naples near downtown.  She has maintained a thriving private practice since 2004.

Dr. Golly specializes in the treatment of infants, children, adolescents and families using the healing power of play, and creative and experiential activities. She has been a Naples resident since 1983, and has had extensive experience and training in the mental health area.  Her specialties include the assessment and treatment of young people with depression, anxiety, school refusal, phobia, PTSD, trauma, grief, attachment issues, self-mutilation, and children in high-conflict divorce, parental loyalty binds, and child witnesses to domestic violence. She works closely with parents, school staff (if needed and permission is given by parent), and other treating professionals.  Dr. Golly  incorporates parenting guidance, support, and behavior management into treatment as needed, using evidence-based approaches such as Love and Logic; and 1,2,3, Magic.  


Dr. Golly has a PhD in Social Work. She is a Florida Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S) with the Association for Play Therapy. In 2008 Carol completed a training certificate in Infant Mental Health at the Miami Institute for Child and Family Health. Dr. Golly is a member of the Association for Play Therapy (National and Florida), the National Association of Social Workers, the Association for Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC), and Sigma Xi Honor Society for Scientific Research.

Dr. Golly is a qualified supervisor for registered social work interns in the state of Florida, as well as for licensed mental health professionals seeking the play therapist credentials of Registered Play Therapist (RPT) or Registered Play therapist Supervisor (RPT-S). 


Dr.  Golly graduated with High Honors from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts with a B.A. in Psychology, and received a Masters in Social Work from Barry University in Miami, Florida in 1991. She received her PhD in Social Work from Barry University in 2019.