Meet Our Team

Wendy B. Rice, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist & Founder of Rice Psychology Group
Wendy B. Rice | Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Rice has a master’s degree and doctorate in Psychology from Yeshiva University in New York City. As the owner and founder of Rice Psychology Group, she and her team offer a variety of services that have helped countless since the practice’s establishment in 2001. She helps children, adolescents and adults with diagnostic interviews, general psychotherapy and tests and assessments. She completed her postdoctoral certificate program in clinical neuropsychology under the guidance of renowned neuropsychologist Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg to better understand and treat the connections between learning, memory, brain functioning and behavior.

Melissa DeGeso-Jones, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Melissa DeGeso-Jones | Psy.D. Licensed Psychologist

Dr. DeGeso-Jones earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University-Tampa and has extensive experience in providing a range of psychological assessments. Her expertise has been sought out by many institutions, including the Connecticut State Attorney General’s Office. She has also served as the Dean of Academic Affairs at Everglades University and Adjunct Faculty member of Graduate Clinical Psychology at Argosy University. She has also been a guest lecturer of PTSD and trauma at Yale University.

Elaine Spencer, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Elaine Spencer | Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Spencer earned her master’s degree and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Denver Professional School of Psychology. She specializes in treating children, adolescents, young adults and families. She mostly focuses on depression, anxiety, behavioral problems and trauma. She focuses on evidence-based practices that include cognitive behavioral therapy, non-directive play therapy and psychodynamic/family approaches.

Amanda Schwait, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist
Amanda Schwait | Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Schwait earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Florida and primarily treats adolescents and adults. Her areas of practice include anxiety disorders, eating disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and phobias. She’s also experienced in treating patients dealing with depression, relationship difficulties and those wanting a better psychological well-being.

Jeffrey Smith, Ed.S.

Licensed School Psychologist
Jeffrey Smith | Ed.S. Licensed School Psychologist

Dr. Smith is a licensed school psychologist and has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and an Education Specialist degree in School Psychology from the University of South Florida. He is state- and nationally-certified.