All initial intake and therapy sessions are continuing to be provided virtually via our secure Zoom portal. Gifted evaluations are being offered both via telehealth and in-person. More extensive evaluations are primarily being performed online with select portions administered in person as deemed appropriate, necessary and safe. You can schedule a 10-minute consult with one of our licensed psychologists by contacting us here or using our contact form.

Meet Our Team

Wendy Rice, Psy.D.

Licensed Psychologist and Owner/Founder Rice Psychology Group
Wendy B. Rice | Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Rice is originally from New York and earned her masters and doctoral degrees 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 and have helped countless individuals and families since the practice’s establishment in 2001. After being licensed for over a decade, Dr. Rice completed a 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. In addition to offering a range of consultation and therapeutic services and overseeing the practice, one of her passions is conducting both issue-specific and comprehensive psychological and psychoeducational evaluations. Dr. Rice has extensive experience identifying gifted students as well as those who may be gifted and have a co-existing learning disability (such as dyslexia), anxiety or ADHD. These children and teens are often referred to as “Twice-Exceptional” or “2e”

Nikel Rogers-Wood Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist and RPG Clinical Director
Nikel Rogers-Wood | Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Nikel Rogers-Wood is a licensed psychologist who divides her time between RPG’s assessment and therapy services in addition to serving as our Clinical Director. Her testing services include gifted and comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations with children and adolescents as well as psychological, psychosocial and career evaluations with adolescents and adults. In her therapy practice, Dr. Rogers-Wood works primarily with adolescents and adults. Her areas of focus are women’s emotional health (well-being, prenatal and postpartum concerns, fertility challenges/loss of pregnancy), disordered eating, relationship concerns (break-ups, friendship difficulties), family therapy, self-esteem, adjustment, and career concerns. Dr. Rogers-Wood earned her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas and completed an APA-accredited predoctoral internship at the Center for Counseling, Learning, and Testing at the University of Memphis. After becoming a licensed psychologist, Dr. Rogers-Wood practiced in a variety of settings – private practice, skilled nursing homes, and college counseling centers.

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. With a strong background in both therapy and assessment, Dr. Spencer frequently evaluates children for Academically Gifted Program (AGP) eligibility. In addition to her testing services, Dr. Spencer’s therapeutic work 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.

Ashley Diehl Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist & Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Ashley Diehl | Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Diehl is a Licensed Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist who specializes in both assessment (evaluations and testing) and therapy with children and adolescents. She is passionate about helping children receive the types of educational services that best match their individual needs and does this by offering gifted evaluations as well as comprehensive assessments for learning and neurodevelopmental challenges. In terms of therapy, Dr. Diehl specializes in positive psychology, helping children and adolescents build social-emotional learning, and in the delivery of services and supports in schools. She has experience working with individuals who have emotional, behavioral, and social difficulties, and has worked with in a variety of settings including public schools, alternative education, residential, and private practice. After receiving her undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Dr. Diehl relocated to Tampa and obtained her education specialist and doctorate degrees at the University of South Florida.

Anna Schrack, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist & Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Ashley Diehl | Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Schrack is an integral member of our assessment team as she has a strong background in both assessment and school psychology. With her gentle approach and the ability to perform an array of IQ tests, Dr. Schrack works with students to help with eligibility determination for the Academically Gifted Programs in both public and private schools. She also performs comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations with children and adolescents who are struggling learning or psychological issues. In addition to her assessment services, Dr. Schrack specializes in the use of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with Exposure with Response Prevention (E/RP) in the treatment of Anxiety and Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD) and related disorders. With her experience and training within the school system, Dr. Schrack is also valuable resource for families needing help with accommodations at school. After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida, Dr. Schrack earned her masters and doctoral degrees in school psychology at the University of Florida. Her training and experience have included intensive experiences in the public school and specializing in anxiety and depressive disorders with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida.