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 and Neuropsychologist for NeuLife Rehabilitation. She has also served as the Director of Neuropsychology at Lakeview Health, Neuropsychologist for Central Florida Regional Hospital, and 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.
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.
Sarah L. Garcia-Beaumier, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with a specialization in geriatric neuropsychology. She earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from Kent State University and completed her pre-doctoral internship in neuropsychology at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA Medical Center and her post-doctoral fellowship in geriatric neuropsychology at the University of Michigan Medical Center and Ann Arbor VA Consortium. She has worked across the lifespan in a variety of areas, and although she specializes in dementia and cardiovascular disease, she has extensive training in acquired brain injuries, pre/post-surgical evaluations including bariatric and organ transplant, Epilepsy, HIV, ADHD, Autism, Learning Disorders, congenital heart defects, and psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Garcia currently holds a faculty position at Stetson University, and studies non-pharmacological interventions for cognitive decline in a variety of medical and psychiatric populations. Her past research has examined cognitive deficits in a wide variety of populations (e.g. heart failure, bariatric surgery candidates, and dementia) as well as the use of exercise, sleep, and electrical stimulation as potential preventative and treatment approaches.
Danielle Lindner, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist. Dr. Lindner earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida and completed her pre-doctoral internship at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida. She provides therapy to adults with a range of presenting concerns, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, and body image concerns and disordered eating. She also is experienced in bariatric pre-surgical evaluations. Dr. Lindner believes in taking a collaborative, evidence-based approach to help clients address the concerns that bring them to therapy. She utilizes primarily cognitive-behavioral techniques in treatment.
Dr. Lindner is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Stetson University, where she conducts research related to body image and disordered eating behavior. Her research interests include understanding the relationship between sociocultural influences (e.g., media, appearance comparison) and body image, and developing new measures for the assessment of body image concerns. Dr. Lindner is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). She currently serves on the leadership teams for two of ABCT’s special interest groups (Obesity & Eating Disorders SIG and Clinical Psychology at Liberal Arts Colleges SIG).
Veronica A. Thornton, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and fellowship-trained clinical neuropsychologist specializing in adult neuropsychology and rehabilitation. Dr. Thornton completed her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. She was an honors student and graduated summa cum laude. She completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Dr. Thornton completed her pre-doctoral internship specializing in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation neuropsychology at the John D. Dingell VAMC in Detroit, Michigan and completed her post-doctoral fellowship specializing in clinical neuropsychology and rehabilitation neuropsychology at Advent Health Winter Park.
Dr. Thornton’s training has been in the areas of neuropsychology, health psychology, and rehabilitation psychology. Dr. Thornton works with adult and geriatric populations and specializes in working with patients with complex medical comorbidities. She has expertise and specialization in the neuropsychological assessment of ADHD, concussion and brain injury, dementia and neurodegenerative disorders, stroke, brain tumor, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurological disorders. Her clinical interests are related to neurological dysfunction across the adult lifespan, including coping after neurological injury, coping with chronic illness, and coping with ADHD. Dr. Thornton also has a particular interest in working with women with reproductive difficulty and menstrual disorders. Even more broadly, Dr. Thornton has a passion for working with women struggling with issues surrounding weight and body image.
Janice E. Herron, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist with specialization in clinical neuropsychology. Dr.Herron earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she also received training in behavioral medicine. She completed a pre-doctoral internship with specialized neuropsychology training at the Medical University of South Carolina and Charleston VA Consortium. Dr. Herron completed an NIH National Research Service Award fellowship combining clinical and research training in neuropsychology at the Center for Drug and Alcohol
Programs within the Medical University of South Carolina. This was followed by a post-doctoral neuropsychology residency with a private practice in Charleston, SC where she received further specialized clinical neuropsychology training while also maintaining her research involvement with MUSC. Dr. Herron’s clinical focus is working with individuals across the adult lifespan. She has extensive experience in the neuropsychological assessment of ADHD, stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, as well as other medical, psychiatric and neurologic conditions that may affect cognitive functioning. She has provided neuropsychological services in a variety of medical and outpatient clinical settings.
Dr. Herron’s research interests include performance validity and neuropsychological variables impacting coping and recovery following neurological disorders such as stroke, aneurysm or AVM. Other areas of interest include healthy lifestyle factors that enhance healthy aging and promote neurocognitive health, collaborative and integrative approaches to assessment feedback, and cognitive remediation services for adults. She has previously enjoyed teaching courses in the areas of biological basis of behavior and psychopharmacology to undergraduate and graduate students at Hood College, as well as training doctoral level psychology interns in the VA.