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    About the Practice

    Family Psychological Services offers a sense of hope, determination, and understanding which serves to engage a sense of courage within children and families in the communities as they face their struggles. The team therapists integrate various treatment modalities within a play therapy setting.

    Meet Our Team

    Dr. Dumville

    Dr. Dumville is the owner and Clinical Supervisor at Family Psychological Services. Elizabeth started her work with children and families working in a community mental health setting. Her therapeutic work with foster care and adoption families sparked her passion in working with children and families. She transitioned to a private practice setting where she continued her professional work with children and families; in addition to community speaking and outreach. Her persistent motivation to better understand how attachment and trauma interfere with a child’s relationship development paved the way for her to continue her education. While in her doctorate program she enjoyed working in a school setting with high school students and young adults at a college counseling setting. She provides individual, sibling, and family therapy for toddlers, children and adolescents. She is skilled at working with individuals and families facing relationships struggles. Her areas of expertise also include her work with individuals suffering traumatic grief and loss, single incident and complex trauma, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety, depression, and children of high-conflict divorce.

    Elizabeth extends a sense of hope, determination, and understanding which serves to engage a sense of courage within the child and family as they face their struggles. Her collaborative approach to therapy and psychological testing assists the child and family in building resources to build resiliency for each family to persevere through life’s storms.

    She integrates various treatment modalities within a play therapy setting. Her work with adolescents also includes multiple treatment modalities which offer a variety of ways for adolescents to express and communicate their thoughts and feelings. Her primary emphasis is consistently on the therapeutic relationship. Elizabeth respects and appreciates the role of the family and enjoys working with the entire unit to assist with creating lasting change.

    Certifications & Affiliations

    • Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Level 1 & II Basic Training
    • Registered Play Therapist Supervisor with the Association of Play Therapy (APT)
    • Registered Play Therapist with the Association of Play Therapy (APT)
    • Association of Play Therapy
    • American Psychological Association
    • American Psychology Law Society
    • American Board of Professional Psychology

    Ms. Smith

    Jamie G. Smith is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern in Florida. She is a graduate from Liberty University, a faith-based university in Lynchburg, Virginia, in their Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. She has joined our practice enhancing her ability to use a variation of counseling modalities and techniques in counseling children, adolescents, and families.

    Jamie has experience in the Mental Health and Addictions Recovery Unit at Lakeland Regional Health. She has exhibited the ability to offer empathy, deescalate agitated patients, and help foster autonomy. Jamie graduated from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Business Administration, and a concentration in Communication. She is a Certified Personal Trainer with certifications in nutrition and sports nutrition. Jamie utilizes fitness as a platform to support individuals’ health and wellness goals. She believes wholeheartedly that to be healthy one must be balanced physically, mentally, and spiritually. Healthy eating and physical activity help children and young people cope more effectively with stress, manage their emotions more appropriately, get better sleep, and promotes healthier brain development. Her passion and experiences have led her to take a family-centered approach as a way of helping children, adolescents, and families strengthen parent-child relationships, improve family well-being and overall mental wellness.

    One of Jamie’s goals is to create a collaborative alliance with her clients and equip them with the tools necessary to empower growth and lasting transformation. Along with play, sand play, and art therapy, Jamie integrates a variety of treatment modalities personalized to each client and their needs.

    Certifications & Affiliations

    • American Counselor Association
    • American Association of Christian Counselors
    • Association of Play Therapy
    • Florida Association of Child and Adolescent Counseling
    • Complex Trauma: The Healing Gateway to New Life and Real Relationships
    • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Workplace Certification, USF
    • Rho Eta Sigma Epsilon Chapter of Chi sigma Iota, National Honor Society
    • Omega Nu Lambda National Honor Society

    Ms. Smith

    Carmen H. Smith is a dedicated and compassionate student intern completing her master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Troy University. She has joined our practice with a proven track record of success in the corporate world and possesses a unique set of transferable skills that have equipped her to excel in mental health counseling. Carmen is a graduate from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Business Administration. Her passion for working with teens and their families began several years ago with the creation of the GEICO Academy of Advanced Business Management at George Jenkins High School. She knew then that there was an even greater calling in the community in which we live.

    With a keen understanding of the complexities that individuals, couples, children, and families face, Carmen approaches each client with empathy, respect, and cultural sensitivity. Drawing from the foundations of evidence-based practices, she employs various therapeutic techniques to help clients navigate their unique challenges while fostering a collaborative and empowering environment to encourage healing, growth, and resilience.

    Alongside her academic pursuits, Carmen actively engages in continuous professional development, staying up to date with the latest research and advancements in the field. This dedication to ongoing learning ensures that she can provide clients with the most effective interventions available.

    Passionate about promoting mental health and emotional well-being, Carmen believes that every individual, couple, child, and family has the potential to thrive. By creating a safe and nurturing therapeutic space, she is committed to supporting clients as they navigate their journey to emotional health and wellness.

    Certifications & Affiliations

    • Gottman Level 1
    • Gottman Seven Principles Couples Leader
    • Psychological First Aid (Green Cross Academy of Traumatology)
    • Prosci Change Practitioner
    • Association for Play Therapy
    • American Mental Health Counselors Association
    • Florida Mental Health Counselors Association

    Mr. McDanal

    Chuck McDanal is a student Mental Health Counselor Intern whose focus is to create a safe space free of judgment for adolescents through older adults to work together on the challenges and struggles life throws at us. He brings a wide range of experience to this work through a range of roles, from managing an IT department to working as an editor; from directing a large operation to leading an internet startup and creating a nonprofit from the ground up. He has extensive experience in process improvement, data analytics, coaching, mentoring, strategic planning, managing and leading. Chuck also is a Certified Analytics Professional, an RRCA – Certified Running Coach, has a certificate in Business Analytics from the Wharton School, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. His book, “Human Training,” is available on Amazon and through other resellers.


    • American Counseling Association
    • Florida Counseling Association
    • Florida Mental Health Counselors Association
    • National Career Development Association
    • Road Runner Clubs of America
    • Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences


    Kelly Kisida

    Kelly Kisida is a student Mental Health Counselor Intern working to complete her master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and is actively enrolled in a Play Therapy Certificate through the University of Central Florida. Kelly is deeply passionate about nurturing the emotional well-being of children and adolescents. She works to provide a space for individuals to connect, explore, interact, and grow with the pieces of their world that cultivate the unique person they are growing into. Kelly is a University of Florida graduate with a B.S. in Psychology and a B.A. in Education Sciences. Through these degrees and passions, Kelly has had extensive experience working with children within a school setting and now hopes to bridge these experiences into her current endeavors.

    As an aspiring counselor, she believes in meeting each person exactly where they are to facilitate and provide a warm and welcoming space for people to explore their goals, experiences, and identity. She views children as inherently resilient, creative, and capable and that everyone has that piece of child in them!

    Within counseling, Kelly is committed to integrating creativity and fun into her sessions through elements of play therapy using both her and her client’s personalities. She recognizes its power to enhance therapeutic outcomes by providing alternative avenues for expression and problem solving. Through play and personalized interventions, she encourages individuals to tap into their imagination fostering deeper insights and emotional processing. One of Kelly’s goals is to break down the stigma surrounding mental health, one client at a time. Through empathy and collaboration, she seeks to empower clients to navigate all of life’s challenges, twists, and turns with resilience and confidence helping individuals to unlock their fullest potential.


    Elizabeth Wills, MEd, CRC

    Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

    Elizabeth Wills is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern dedicated to working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Elizabeth attended Georgia Southwestern State University on an athletic scholarship where she graduated early earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Caregiving Issues and Management. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Counselor Education at Florida Atlantic University, graduating at the top of her class.

    Elizabeth started her career working with a wide range of clients at a trauma counseling center in South Florida. Her experience has included a focus on trauma; bereavement; chronic illness; intimate partner violence; interpersonal conflicts; anxiety, mood, and neurodevelopmental disorders. In particular, she devoted her time to providing therapy to children and adolescents at an after-school program and residential domestic violence shelter.

    Elizabeth integrates a variety of therapeutic modalities and techniques tailored to each client. Her empathy and warmth help to create a safe, nonjudgmental space where clients can process and heal. Elizabeth is certified in rehabilitation counseling, which supports individuals with disabilities to live fully integrated lives.

    Certifications and Affiliations

    • Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
    • American Counselor Association
    • Association for Play Therapy
    • Beta Rho Chi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota, National Honor Society

    Office Staff

    Ms. Melissa Banttari