Successful Counseling Stories

Tampa-based psychologists

Rice Psychology Group sees clients of all ages, including children, adolescents, and adults in areas of diagnostic interviews, testing and assessment, psychotherapy, cognitive training and a variety of services that enable better attention, memory and organization.

We’d like to share a few of these success stories with you!

“Thank you so much for completing this report and getting it over last night. I had my meeting with the school this morning and it went well. There was no question that {my son} needs an IEP. Your report was very thorough, therefore not requiring any additional testing from the school psychologist. In fact, they complimented on how thorough your report was and how it will help. I will keep you posted on our progress. I appreciate all of your help and guidance.” – Mother of an 8 Year Old Boy

“Thanks for the informative (and entertaining) presentation on Wednesday, and for the thoughtful gift! I will keep your card and surely use you as a referral for my students!” – Guidance Counselor at Walker Middle Magnet School – Odessa, FL

“Thank you so much for your enlightening presentation on tantrums.  The information and strategies you provided helped me not only to find better ways to handle tantrums when they occur but more importantly to better recognize the situations and circumstances that may cause them.  Your presentation has helped me do a better job meeting my child where she is at, recognizing the situations that are going to set her off and heading the tantrum off at the pass.  Anybody can stand up and give a presentation on the do’s and don’ts of how to avoid a tantrum but you provided hands on practical experience with the heart of a teacher. Parenting a strong willed child can be exhausting and your presentation gave me just the boost I need!” -Mother of three…ages 9,6 and 5

happy child

Hello Dr. Rice,

This note is long overdue, but I wanted to reach out and thank you.

Just over two years ago, I came by your office to speak with you about my ADHD tendencies, and that visit changed my life. I was 39 at the time, and struggled with a variety of problems both personally and professionally for a good portion of my life. The inattentiveness, impulsiveness, and relationship problems plagued every aspect of my day. Distraction and inappropriate risk-taking were major factors in my many failed relationships, and almost cost me my career at least once.

The diagnosis you provided, and the subsequent medication from my doctor, literally saved my life. My career has rebounded, and my personal life is stable. I’m now living a full life (in another city), and almost finished with my Bachelor’s Degree. The ability to focus on my education and thoughtfully reflect on my life to make decisions with a clear mind has helped me become a better person. I am more present in my relationship, make fact-based decisions at work, and can relate to my friends and family in ways that I have never done before.

The hour you spent with me in your office was a pivotal moment in my life’s journey, and without your help, I don’t know where I might be today. All I know for certain is that I couldn’t be where I am today without your diagnosis, as it helped lift a heavy burden from my life.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Dr. Rice,

Thanks for the informative (and entertaining) presentation on Wednesday, and for the thoughtful gift! I will keep your card and surely use you as a referral for my students!

Thanks again.

I hope you are doing great. We think of you often.
thank you for everything you did for our family. you are a great person.

“You are the first person we’ve been to see about our son who actually makes sense. Now we know what to do.” – Grandmother of a 12 year old boy

“Thank you a thousand times over for your support of the Parents Support Group and for coming to speak.  As always, you were both a delight and a font of knowledge.  Thank you.”  – Norrine Russell, Ph.D., Co- Founder Tampa Bay Parent Support Group

“Thank you! You are the first person who really gets it. We have had several other evaluations and you really got to the root of the problem. You were able to describe exactly the problems we have at home and explain why they are happening. Now I understand. Finally.” – Mother of a 3rd grader

“Thank you so much for your assistance regarding [our son]. Finally reaching a proper diagnosis, I have no doubt that we will be able to make great strides with him.” – Father of a 5th grader

“As a mother who was at the end of her tether, I say from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU. I feel such a sense of relief having someone as brilliant as yourself help us figure all this ‘stuff’ out.” – Mother of a 15 year old

“I just thought I’d give you an update with what an amazing job you did with [our son] . . . not that he is out of the water, (there are triggers all around him constantly I am sure) but he is succeeding so far.” – Mother of a college student

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“Thank you so much for all your work with [our daughter]. She is doing much better with each passing day. She has her nights, of course, but overall a marked improvement.” – Mother of child with sleep difficulties

“You have played the critical role of identifying her ADD, and she has really turned her grades, and most importantly, her self esteem around. She is an amazing young woman and has come so very far. Yes, we still have our struggles, but not anything like what we were experiencing when she was in the 8th grade. I just want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so grateful for you!” – Parents of a college freshman

“Thank you for being our guardian angel.” – Grandmother of an 8 year old

“My son got ‘off track’ last year in 8th grade. When speaking directly to him, he had a confused, vacant look of not registering what was being asked of him. Consequently, his grades plummeted. Wendy worked with him in therapy and he also did Brain Train. He is currently in 9th grade, and has all A’s in his honors and AP courses!” -Mother of a current 9th grade boy

“Now when my teacher tells me to focus, I know what she’s talking about.” – 5th grade student

“[Our son’s] success with the Captain’s Log program was amazing. His ability to focus and stay on task has improved significantly, and his frustration level has been drastically reduced. . . . [He now has] the tools and ability to control his impulsivity and [he is becoming] a more productive and happy young man. Thank you!” – Parents of a Brain Train student

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“[Our daughter] has loved coming to Brain Train. It has made her feel good about herself that she has been working hard and earning lots of points. She has actually been saving her points instead of spending them all at once! She has already asked me if she can come back next summer.” – Mother of a 2nd grader

“Just over two years ago, I came by your office to speak with you about my ADHD tendencies, and that visit changed my life. I was 39 at the time, and struggled with a variety of problems both personally and professionally for a good portion of my life. The inattentiveness, impulsiveness, and relationship problems plagued every aspect of my day. Distraction and inappropriate risk-taking were major factors in my many failed relationships, and almost cost me my career at least once. The diagnosis you provided, and the subsequent medication from my doctor, literally saved my life. My career has rebounded, and my personal life is stable. I’m now living a full life in (another city), and almost finished with my Bachelor’s Degree. The ability to focus on my education and thoughtfully reflect on my life to make decisions with a clear mind has helped me become a better person. I am more present in my relationship, make fact based decisions at work, and can relate to my friends and family in ways that I have never done before. The hour you spent with me in your office was a pivotal moment in my life’s journey, and without your help, I don’t know where I might be today. All I know for certain is that I couldn’t be where I am today without your diagnosis, as it helped lift a heavy burden from my life. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.”

“Thanks for the informative (and entertaining) presentation on Wednesday, and for the thoughtful gift! I will keep your card and surely use you as a referral for my students! Thanks again.” -From a middle school guidance counselor

“I hope you are doing great. We think of you often. Thank you for everything you did for our family. You are a great person.”

“Of all the physicians I contacted, you were the only one that truly cared enough about our family to follow up. Your commitment and passion to help others is just one of the things that set you apart from others. I know our daughter is in good hands.”

“I received your report last week just before we left town. I am writing to thank you for your help. The report was very well done. I feel fortunate that we have “found you.” Again, I so appreciate your expertise, personal interest and professional advice.”

Here is what some parents have to say about our groups:

My daughter had a wonderful experience and we are hoping for more groups in the future.”

The skills were presented in such an appropriate, kid friendly”

We thought it was great”

teen girl smiling

Your team has an amazing relationship with the kids and her homework is always viewed as fun.  You made the kids feel welcome and comfortable which make for a better learning environment.”

My child enjoyed each and every session, learned a lot and is looking forward to participating again in the future”

We are very happy with our experience here.”

Kids all have different challenges and they work well together”

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