Rebecca C. Villar, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in clinical neuropsychology and neurorehabiliation. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with Advanced Specialization in Neuropsychological Assessment from Immaculata University. Her training includes a two-year post-doctoral residency in clinical neuropsychology through Maitland Psychology, PA and a predoctoral internship in neuropsychology/neurorehabiliation through BaySide and WestSide Neurorehabilitation Services of Goodwill Industries of Northern New England. She is a member of the American Psychological Association's Divisions of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology, the International Neuropsychological Society, the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and the Florida Psychological Association. Dr. Villar is the Executive Director of the Central Florida Brain Injury Support Group, Neuropsychologist for NeuLife Rehab, and Neuropsychologist for Central Florida Regional Hospital. She has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Central Florida.
Dr. Villar's research interests include emotional adjustment following acquired brain injury, neuropsychoanalysis, the neuropsychological profiles of psychiatric and personality disorders, and treatment outcomes. She has presented her work at conferences such as the International Neuropsychological Society's Annual Meetings, the National Academy of Neuropsychology's Annual Conference, and the American Psychological Association's Annual Convention. Dr. Villar’s clinical interests include acquired brain injury, autism, ADHD, dementia, anxiety disorders, and cognitive rehabilitation.
JJ Jimenez, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist (pronouns: she/her) who identifies as a generalist and enjoys working with people who present with a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties, and sexuality and gender issues. She completed her doctoral studies at the Florida Institute of Technology, which included an internship year at Georgia Southern University in the Counseling and Psychological Services Center (Statesboro, GA). Upon completion of internship, Dr. Jimenez completed her postdoctoral residency at Circles of Care (Melbourne, FL), where she came to love working with a population with more significant mental health issues and limited access to mental health care.
Dr. Jimenez enjoys working with diverse populations and treats all persons with dignity and respect. She considers herself an Ally to the LGBTQ+ community and is also Kink positive. In approaching therapeutic work with a client, Dr. Jimenez believes strongly in emphasizing the therapeutic relationship, which has been demonstrated to be one of the strongest components related to treatment efficacy and improvement of symptoms. Dr. Jimenez draws strongly from both Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (or CBT) and psychoanalytic theories in her work with her clients. Dr. Jimenez works to empower clients while respecting their multicultural identities, but also challenging thoughts and ideas that may keep them trapped in unhealthy patterns.
Kristin Mickel, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist, with specialization in neuropsychology. Dr. Mickel graduated with a B.S. in Biopsychology from Lebanon Valley College and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, with specialization in neuropsychological assessment from Immaculata University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship through Upstate Cerebral Palsy in Utica, NY. She completed her post-doctoral residency in neuropsychology through Maitland Psychology. Dr. Mickel has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of clinical settings that focused on both assessment and therapeutic interventions. She has extensive experience evaluating autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental conditions, as well as acquired brain injury, psychiatric conditions, and neurodegenerative disorders.
Dr. Mickel’s research interests include the impact of acquired brain injury on marital satisfaction, the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, and the emotional adjustment of brain injury survivors and their spouses/families post-injury. Other areas of interest include comorbid post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury in veteran populations, neuropsychological assessment, acquired brain injury, dementia, and neurorehabilitation.