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.



Rebecca C. Villar, Psy.D.

Dr. VillarRebecca C. Villar, Psy.D. is a licensed psychologist who specializes in clinical neuropsychology and neurorehabiliation. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with 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 an adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida and a board member of the Central Florida Brain Injury Support Group.


Dr. Villar's research interests include neuropsychoanalysis, the neuropsychological profiles of psychiatric and personality disorders, emotional adjustment following acquired brain injury, 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 interests also include traumatic brain injury, personality assessment, psychodynamic therapy, and cognitive retraining.



Antoneal N. Swaby, Psy.D.
     

Dr. SwabyAntoneal N. Swaby, Psy.D, M.Ed. is a postdoctoral resident in neuropsychology at Maitland Psychology, PA. Her previous training includes a subspecialty in the area of human sexuality. She completed her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Psychology at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Widener University. Dr. Swaby is a member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and American Psychological Association's Division of Neuropsychology.


Dr. Swaby's interests include neurological conditions such as Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Seizure Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, and dementing illnesses such as Alzheimer's Disease. She is also interested in implementing psychotherapeutic interventions for neurological populations experiencing disruptions in their sexual functioning.




Kristin L. Mickel, Psy.D.
     

Dr. MickelKristin L. Mickel, Psy.D. is a Post-Doctoral Resident at Maitland Psychology. Dr. Mickel graduated with a B.S. in Biopsychology from Lebanon Valley College. She received her 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. Dr. Mickel has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of clinical settings that focused on both assessment and therapeutic interventions.


Dr. Mickel’s research interests include the impact of acquired brain injury on marital satisfaction, 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.




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.