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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

    Elizabeth L. Dumville, LMHC-S, Psy.D.         

    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 with the Association of Play Therapy (APT)
    • Association of Play Therapy
    • American Psychological Association
    • American Psychology Law Society
    • American Board of Professional Psychology

    Ms. Jamie G. Smith, BS

    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 for 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

    Office Staff

    Ms. Melissa Banttari

    Ms. Maggie Giles