We instill hope and transform the lives of individuals and families who struggle with brain, medical, learning and mental health disorders by delivering science-based and personalized care. We are experts that offer a range of evaluation and treatment solutions through our neuropsychology concierge, interdisciplinary team, consultation, and group programs.
It is our dedication to the following principles that sets us apart in providing your care:
Highest Standard of Care
Dr. Salinas and therapy providers who individually work with you and your family have the highest level of training in their field.
We actively listen and work collaboratively with you to provide the best care possible.
Evidence Based Medicine
We provide evaluations and treatment that have been proven to work through science.
Rapid Access to Care
We make sure you get the care you deserve quickly so you don’t have to wait months for an appointment.
We respond respectfully and advocate for people of all cultures and backgrounds.
Outstanding Patient Experience
We have a boutique-style and concierge practice that helps you enjoy a relaxing and positive experience.
It is our expertise in the neurodevelopmental systems model and neurobehavioral evaluation that makes us unique. We understand how the brain and behavior changes in response to neurological injury/disease, medical illness, or treatments and how these may impact various stages of development. This knowledge is critical for identifying risks to one’s functional skills and enables us to create a strategic plan. We treat the whole person by addressing not only cognitive and behavioral symptoms but also the social, emotional, and academic/occupational needs of you and your family. We collaborate as a team and with others important to you to support positive outcomes.
Our evidence-based assessment method helps you:
- get to the root cause of your concerns
- understand how your brain works- why you learn, feel, and behave the way you do
- understand yourself better such as your unique cognitive strengths and weaknesses
- create a roadmap for real-world interventions so that you can thrive in your daily life
Meet the Team
Christine M. Salinas, Psy.D.
State License # PY8636
Dr. Salinas is a respected specialist in neuropsychology and a national expert who has evaluated and treated thousands of children, teens, and adults who have brain, medical, developmental and learning disorders. Dr. Christine Salinas is one of the few bilingual Spanish/English neuropsychologists in Florida. She trained and worked in leading teaching hospitals including the nation's #1 pediatric hospital, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and Emory University Medical School. Dr. Salinas co-developed the epilepsy neuropsychology program at Florida Hospital Orlando. Dr. Salinas received two years of postdoctoral training in testing and intervention with children and adults who have medical/neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions. She is Adjunct Assistant Professor at Florida Institute of Technology and University of Central Florida Medical School. She is an active brain researcher and author of 25 publications. Dr. Salinas is a national/international speaker with over 35 invited presentations around the U.S., Latin America and Spain. Professionally, she is active and has held leadership positions within the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society, American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, and National Academy of Neuropsychology.
Dr. Salinas is also a mom, daughter, wife, and elite athlete who played Division I basketball. She understands that each person has his/her unique challenges, and that it is stressful when you and/or your family member experiences struggle. She is a caring doctor who will actively listen, develop a strategic plan, and support you to address your needs. Her goal is to provide you with excellent care, hope, and an awesome patient experience.
Adam Stokey, MA, BCBA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
State License # SA13975
Adam Stokey is a dual certified Speech/Language Therapist (SLP) and Behavior Therapist (BCBA) with over 10 years of experience serving individuals with special needs. He has a diverse background in his fields including experience providing treatment in homes, schools, daycares, brain injury rehabilitation hospital, and multidisciplinary private pediatric clinics. He provides care to individuals with a variety of diagnoses, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Down Syndrome, Articulation/Phonological Disorders, Language/Learning Disabilities, Selective Mutism, Fluency Disorders (e.g.: Stuttering, Cluttering), Social Communication Disorder, and Late Talkers. Adam has also taught Speech/Language Therapy coursework to aspiring clinicians at the University of Central Florida. He is committed to getting to know each child and family he works with; collaboratively developing fun and individually-tailored treatments. Adam maintains active membership in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis Special Interest Group (SPABA).
Nickolas Hetherington MOT, OTR/L
State License #OT17856
Nickolas is a graduate of the University of St. Augustine with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. He holds a Bachelor of Science with a focus in Psychology and Family studies from Central Michigan University. Nickolas has worked in Pediatrics for the majority of his career, in a variety of settings including homecare, multidisciplinary private clinics and school settings. He has worked with a wide range of diagnoses, including Rhett’s Syndrome, Down Syndrome, Autism, ADHD, and Traumatic Brain Injury. He is a clinical fieldwork instructor for occupational therapy students at the University of St. Augustine, Keiser University and Adventist University of Health Sciences. Nickolas has the expertise to complete all age specific evaluations and treatment plans. He provides a personalized treatment plan for each child’s unique needs. He is a member of the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy and American Occupational Therapy Association.
Staci Hetherington COTA/L
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
State License #OTA16334
Staci is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) with an Associate degree from Keiser University. Staci has the experience, creativity and skill to follow through on treatment plans to provide the best hands-on treatment for each unique child. Her desire to work with kids is motivated by her extensive background in the medical field combined with her passion to help each child reach their maximum potential. She believes every child has a unique purpose and explores treatment options to best enhance these qualities in each individual.
Hannah Smith, B.S.
Hannah enjoys helping our patients achieve the best outcomes by completing initial testing with Dr. Salinas. She communicates with local schools, teachers, doctors, and organizations to make sure that people in our patient’s lives are part of the diagnosis and treatment planning process. Hannah is fluent in Japanese as she lived in Asia for 14 years. She is passionate about helping Dr. Salinas and our team advocate for multicultural patients. Hannah earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland and she expects to obtain a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Keiser University in May 2019. She has 6 years of experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds as a teacher, registered behavioral therapist, and graduate student across developmental, private school, and community mental health settings. Hannah’s experience in school settings gives her a unique perspective on how academic and social struggles may negatively impact a child’s self-esteem, leading to anxiety or depression. Her experience overseas as a military child provides a unique understanding to military families and the challenges they face. She is a member of the Florida Mental Health Counseling Association, the American Counseling Association, and the International Association of Youth Mental Health.
We have part-time and full-time furnished office space available for mental health (counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist), educational (academic coach, tutor) and other professionals (massage/yoga) who value collaborative relationships with colleagues across disciplines.
Our Center's mission is to provide evidence based assessment and treatment to help Brevard/Central Florida residents thrive. Our downtown Melbourne location is great for you and patients as we are within walking distance to tons of restaurants and shops. We have a boutique space that boasts high end furnishings with several offices including a group space for up to 12 people, one way mirror room, and 4 other therapy/testing rooms.