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.

Nicole Chacho, RMHCI 

Nicole Chaco, RMHCINicole Chacho is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (RMHCI) with her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida. Prior to her position at Maitland Psychology, she completed a 1,000-hour internship at Orlando Health on the inpatient rehabilitation floor addressing the client’s cognitive, emotional, psychosocial, and behavioral abilities and health in both English and Spanish settings. In addition to her work in inpatient rehabilitation, she has clinical experience from involvement at Quality Living Inc. Brain and Spinal Cord Specialists, Communication Disorders Clinic at UCF, Boys Town Behavioral Health Center, and has participated in multiple volunteer and relief services across Latin America and Eastern Europe.

Nicole has received specialized training in the areas of recent or long-term disability, family therapy following traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, aphasia, chronic pain, trauma and trauma-related disorders (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. Nicole enjoys working with clients and families on strategies to improve overall functioning and quality of life utilizing evidence-based treatment approaches, such as cognitive rehabilitation, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Nicole is taking new self-pay clients on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

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.