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.
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 Post-Doctoral Resident in Clinical Psychology, under the supervision of Rebecca C. Villar, Psy.D. 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).