Atlantic Psychiatric Center
2123 Franklin Dr. NE Palm Bay, FL 32905
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Our Therapists
  • Madison Chambers, LMHC

    Madison Chambers, LMHC

    Madison Chambers is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who utilizes evidence-based treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Humanistic Therapy, to treat individuals aged 16 and up. Madison earned her bachelor’s degree in Forensic Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology, and her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She also obtained a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida, and volunteers her time as a mental health consultant for the Melbourne Police Department. Madison is a Nationally Certified Counselor, and is an active volunteer within the community, to include being an avid participant with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and being a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management team for Brevard County.

  • Thomas Reffner, PHD

    Thomas Reffner, PHD

    Dr. Reffner started his career working in the mental health field in May of 1974 with a BS in psychology working as a caseworker in a community mental health program. He went on to get a masters degree in 1981 and a PhD in 2001. He has worked in many different practice settings such as community mental health programs, Outpatient VA mental health clinics, and for the past 25 years he has been private practice. Within his practice he uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as the umbrella to the many different therapy bases. He has worked with a diverse population of patients, treating those suffering from Depressive Disorders, Adjustment Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Aging Issues Chronic Pain Management, Chronic Mental Illness, and Anxiety/Stress. He is able to quickly connect with patients treating them with unconditional positive regard.

  • Deborah Bruckart, LMHC

    Deborah Bruckart, LMHC

    Deborah Bruckart is a licensed mental health counselor who specializes in treating behavioral issues in children, providing parent training, as well as marriage counseling using Amago Therapy. She also treats codependent issues, family/women/stress issues and, provides grief counseling. Ms. Bruckart is a certified hypnotherapist and uses hypnotherapy to assist clients in the resolution of all types of trauma, especially sexual trauma. Ms. Bruckart graduated from Rollins College with a Masters in Counseling in 1997. She is a breast cancer survivor.

  • Victoria Tyding, PSYD

    Victoria Tyding, PSYD

    Dr. Tydings is a Licensed Psychologist with experience providing individual, couple, family, and group therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Tydings has experience working in inpatient and outpatient settings. She utilizes an integrative treatment approach, combining theoretical and intervention strategies from the CBT, psychodynamic, and family systems orientations. She tailors her approach to meet the patients’ styles and treatment goals. Treatment often focuses on the interaction between biological, psychological, and social/behavioral factors to help patients gain insight into their functioning and gain control over problematic/uncomfortable patterns.

  • Joel Shuy, PSYD

    Joel Shuy, PSYD

    Dr. Shuy provides individual psychotherapy for individuals 13 years old using a Cognitive-Behavioral and interpersonal approach to treat individuals experiencing grief, life changes, loss, anxiety, depression, health/medical issues, relationship problems, and stress. Dr. Shuy also conducts psychological testing and neuropsychological screenings. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Georgetown University and his Masters and Doctor of Psychology degree at Florida Institute of Technology. He went to complete his predoctoral internship at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Shuy is the father of two adult children. His hobbies include playing music, speeding time exploring and in nature.

  • Walt Hersing, LCSW

    Walt Hersing, LCSW

    Mr. Walt Hersing has extensive clinical experience in the field of behavioral health as well as with internal and external Employee Assistance programs (particularly in the aerospace industry). He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP). He has additional certifications and training as a DOT Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), safeTALK Suicide Alertness trainer, in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD (Strong Star), EMDR, hypnotherapy, neurofeedback and EQi-2.0 Emotional Intelligence assessment. Areas of special focus include anxiety and mood disorders, couples/marital issues, workplace stress and organizational development. Treatment goals are developed collaboratively with clients and often involve elements of cognitive-behavioral, mind/body, family systems and positive psychology.

  • Stephen Cotton, PHD

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  • George Burton, LCSW

    George Burton, LCSW

    George Burton is a license clinical social worker. Affiliated with Atlantic Psychiatric Center, Inc. for 18 years. Specialties include, marriage and family issues, depression, anxiety along with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders.

  • Victoria Pospisil, LMHC

    Victoria Pospisil, LMHC

    I have over 12 years of counseling and use a variety of approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy. I believe that everyone has the capacity to make changes, it is identifying the starting point that can be overwhelming but I can help with that. My experience includes but is not limited to working on anxiety, depression, mood disorders, life stressors, anger management, goal setting, and coping skills.

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