Our Clinicians


Dano A. Leli, Ph.D.

dr. leliDano A. Leli, Ph.D. has been a licensed psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist for over 30 years. He has achieved a dual Diplomate in both Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has also received his Diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology by the  American Board of Clinical  Neuropsychology. Dr. Leli has been certified as a Health  Service Provider in  Psychology by the Council for the National Register of Health service Providers in  Psychology.


Dr. Leli received his B.A. and Masters degrees from the University of Central Florida. He then  completed his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of South Florida. Dr. Leli completed  his internship within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham with a focus in clinical neuropsychology. Dr. Leli also completed a post-doctoral  fellowship in neuropsychology within the Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry at the  University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Dr. Leli spearheaded the creation of the  Neuropsychological Laboratory  within the Department of Neurology at the University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham and remained in a research and academia capacity for  several years. He has been well published in peer reviewed journals.

Kristin P. Girardot, Ph.D. 

Dr. GirardotKristin P. Girardot, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who comes to Maitland Psychology P.A. with a diverse training background. Dr. Girardot graduated with a B.A. in Honors Psychology from the University of Michigan. She received her Master's Degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit-Mercy. She completed her Clinical Psychology internship at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. She completed her Post Doctorate training at Shands Rehabilitation Hospital, Gainesville, FL and Psychological Affiliates, Inc., Winter Park, FL. Dr. Girardot is an independent contractor located within our office. She is not affiliated with Maitland Psychology, PA.

Dr. Girardot's research interest have included the study of how Multiple Sclerosis impacts an individual's psychological/neuropsychological functioning. Her other areas of interests include Clinical Health psychology, focusing on therapy with individuals experiencing Neurological and other medical disorders. Dr. Girardot further specializes in the psychotherapeutic treatment of depression, anxiety and compulsive overeating. She also conducts group therapy with caregivers of both neurologically and medically compromised individuals.

Elizabeth S. Carges, Ph.D. 

Dr. CargesElizabeth S. Carges, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, phobias and generalized anxiety. She also has expertise and extensive training helping patients with eating disordersbody image concerns, and the psychological components of obesity. In addition, Dr. Carges treats major depressive disorderipolar disorder, personality disorders, adjustment disorders, and can help you work through relationship issues.

Dr. Carges earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She completed her residency at the Baylor College of Medicine and The Menninger Clinic, within the world-renowned Houston Medical Center. Her research in conjunction with the Houston VA Medical Center helped to create a weight loss treatment program geared specifically for individuals with anxiety and depression. Dr. Carges is a proud member of the American Psychological Association, The Obesity Society, the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the Eating Disorder Network of Central Florida. Her work has been published in the APA Journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

Dr. Carges is passionate about her approach to treatment; every person is different and their treatment must be tailored to meet the needs of their lifestyle and goals. Patients work together with Dr. Carges to create a uniquely personalized approach to health and wellness. Dr. Carges is proficint with regard to a variety of scientifically driven and research validated therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), and Solution Focused Therapy.