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

  • Laura Begault, PHD

    Laura Begault, PHD

    Dr. Begault is a Licensed Psychologist who earned her Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from Florida State University. She is a generalist who treats adults with a wide variety of issues, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, and life stage questions. Synthesizing techniques form a number of therapeutic approaches (including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, EMDR and NARM), she facilitates clients’ transformation through awareness and self-exploration.

  • Sara McManus, LCSW

    Sara McManus, LCSW

    Sara McManus has worked as a therapist with APC since she moved to Florida in 2012. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland and an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University. Sara works with ages 6-70; however, her particular focus is on anxiety and depression issues in teens and young adults.

  • Mary Beth Laburda, LMHC

    Mary Beth Laburda, LMHC

    Mary Beth Laburda is a Licensed Mental Counselor who utilizes evidence-based treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-based interventions. She treats adults and adolescents. Mary Beth earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and master of Arts in Counseling from Webster University. She is a native of Brevard County and actively participates with advocacy groups that support women and the LGBTQ community around the Space Coast.

  • Mylissa Fraser, PSYD

    Dr. Fraser provides comprehensive psychological assessments for children and adolescents as well as parenting training, consultations, and school support. Dr. Fraser is a Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist who specializes in developmental and diagnostic evaluations with children. She earned her doctoral degree in school psychology from Nova Southeastern University. She went on to complete her predoctoral internship with the School District of Palm Beach as part of the South Florida Internship Consortium and later completed her postdoctoral residency with Emory University at the Marcus Autism Center’s Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis program.

  • Suzanne Eusebio, LMFT

    Suzanne Eusebio, LMFT

    Suzanne graduated from Southern Connecticut State University in 1999 and has been licensed in psychotherapy since 2002. She works mostly with individual adults who are challenged with anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, and life transition issues. Her approach integrates conventional and alternative healing therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, systems theory, Gestalt, mindfulness, energy work, and spirituality. Other certifications include the EMF Balancing Technique, Reiki II, and the Incan Shamanism Medicine Wheel.

  • 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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