Kristen Wynns Ph.D. - Psychological Solutions for Children, Adolescents & Families

PSYCHOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS FOR CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS & FAMILIES

Call 919-467-7777
Info@WynnsFamilyPsychology.com
130 Preston Executive Dr, Ste 202
Cary, NC 27513
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CARING, PROFESSIONAL AND COMPETENT CHILD & FAMILY PSYCHOLOGIST SERVICES

family counseling cary ncWynns Family Psychology is a specialty practice dedicated to serving children, adolescents, and families. Our focus is to deliver high-quality therapy treatment, testing, and consultations from our team of doctoral-level psychologists. Here you can find more specific information about our therapy services and evaluation services.

Despite children and modern families facing many complex issues, parents often still feel ashamed, responsible, discouraged or hopeless when their child is having problems. But seeking help from a child psychologist doesn't mean you’ve failed as a parent. Rather, it means you recognize your child, adolescent or teen is hurting or challenged.

Our focus at Wynns Family Psychology is not on blame and negativity – it’s on solutions.
We want every family to succeed and believe in the inherent strength and resiliency within each child and adolescent. Kids respond well to positive, solution-focused therapy. So we form an encouraging and collaborative team with parents and children, while actively participating in achieving your goals. Our approach to child therapy and testing is always professional, customized, and confidential. Wynns Family Psychology is committed to helping your family make important life changes during difficult times, finding the most effective solutions to your problems, and successfully guiding your children away from the cycle of negative behaviors & toward emotional well-being.

There are many ways a child psychologist can assist you.
Consider talking to a child psychologist when your child or adolescent is:
Sad or depressed
Anxious or fearful
Having problems controlling anger or frustration
Performing poorly or inconsistently in school academics
Having difficulty making or keeping friends
Demonstrating poor social skills
Getting into trouble at home or problems at school (wcpss)
Dealing with a major life change such as a move, separation,
divorce, death of a family member or friend, or change
within the family
Showing signs of Autism or Asperger's Syndrome
Showing signs of high I Q, Academic Giftedness, or
preschooler readiness for Kindergarten
Showing signs of ADHD or a Learning Disability

And while Wynns Family Psychology specializes in children, adolescents, and families, we also enjoy working with individual adults and couples. Here you can find more specific information about our therapy services, testing services and doctoral-level psychologists.

SCHEDULING

Call (919) 805-0182 or email
Info@WynnsFamilyPsychology.com for an appointment. Most new clients are scheduled for their first full appointment at the Cary, NC office location within one to two weeks of calling.



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amily Psychology specializes in child psychologist Cary NC, child therapist Cary NC, child counselor Cary NC, child therapy Cary NC, child counseling Cary NC, child testing Cary NC, child assessment Cary NC, and child evaluation Cary NC services. We also provide access to Cary NC child psychiatrist, Raleigh NC child psychiatrist, and Wake County North Carolina child psychiatry services if medication is necessary.

*Email is not a secure form of communication and confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. Emailing Wynns Family Psychology does not establish a therapeutic relationship.

Please note
Wynns Family Psychology does not provide emergency services, though we make every attempt to be available as soon as possible should a crisis occur. For psychological emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital and ask for the psychiatrist on call.

Content found at Wynns Family Psychology.com, KristenWynns.WordPress.com, etc is only meant to provide general information. It should not be used as psychological counsel or advice, as each person's specific situation requires a custom solution.



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WHAT'S NEW?...  (UPDATED APRIL 8TH, 2014)

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NO WIMPY PARENTING SUPPORT GROUP FOR MOMS
APR – JUN 2014
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Do you feel frustrated and angry with your children?  Is there a lack of respect from them?  Are rules and warnings laughed at?  Are your kids running the show?  Moms today have a tough job—the responsibility of raising our children.  Because this challenging duty often falls on women, the overwhelming stress of this (in addition to work and home care) can have us wanting to throw in the towel some days.  And despite the need for an outlet, moms are frequently afraid to share their struggles for fear of being criticized.  So wouldn't it be great to have a safe place to talk about your struggles and get parenting tips with other women going through the same thing?  This special MOMS ONLY group offers support for women and a place to bond with other mothers. But most importantly, it teaches moms about discipline strategies, behavior plans, self-care, stress management, and taking back your power at home. Learn more about our No Wimpy Parenting Support Group for Moms here.


CO-ED MIDDLE SCHOOL SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP
(AGES 11-14)

APR – JUN 2014
middle school social skills group cary nc Does your child have difficulty making friends? Has he or she been described as shy or slow to warm up to people? Has your child been diagnosed with Asperger's, ADHD, or ODD?  Does he or she get into arguments with other children or adults? Does your child have difficulty cooperating with the teacher during classroom activities? Many kids need a little help learning social skills. Learn more about our Coed Middle School Social Skills Group.

TEEN LIFE SKILLS / SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP (AGES 14-18)

APR – MAY 2014
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Does your teen have trouble making and keeping friends? Does your teenager report feeling bullied at school or in social situations? Does he or she need help expressing emotions appropriately? Are you or your teen worried about the transition to high school and fitting in? Has your teen been diagnosed with Social Anxiety, Aspergers, Autism, or AD/HD? Or does your teenager shy away from social interactions? High school can be challenging academically and socially. Some teenagers need a little help learning social skills to make the transition easier and the high school years a success! Learn more about our Teenager Social Skills Group.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN'S SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP (AGES 6-10)

APR – MAY 2014
children social skills group cary nc Does your child have difficulty making friends? Would your child benefit from recognizing social cues? Does he or she need extra help expressing emotions appropriately? Does your child report feeling bullied at school or in social situations? Has your child been diagnosed with Social Anxiety, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, or ADHD? Or is he or she simply shy or socially awkward? Some children need a little help learning social skills. Through a series of games, role-play, worksheets, videos, and projects, your child will enhance social skills and self-esteem. Learn more about our Elementary Child Social Skills Group.


YOUNG CHILDREN'S SOCIAL SKILLS GROUP
(AGES 4-7)

MAR
– JUN 2014
kindergarten social skills group cary nc Does your preschooler or kindergartner have difficulty making friends? Would your child benefit from recognizing social cues? Does he or she need help expressing emotions appropriately? Has he or she been diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Autism, or ADHD? Some children need extra help learning social skills. Through a series of games, role-play, worksheets, videos, and projects, your child will enhance social skills and self-esteem. Learn more about our Young Child Social Skills Group.

TEEN DBT GROUP (AGES 13-17)
SPRING 2014
dbt therapy group raleigh cary Is your teen struggling with managing his emotions? Is she often overwhelmed or easily upset? Has your teen expressed a sense of emptiness or confusion? Is there frequent family conflict? Is she struggling in her peer relationships? Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidenced-based approach that helps teens learn how to cope with emotions in a healthy and productive manner. DBT is especially helpful for teens diagnosed with anxiety or depression, or for kids struggling with self-harming behaviors such as cutting. Our ongoing DBT group is comprised of four different modules—Mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. Learn more about our Teen DBT Group.  You can also learn more about Dialectical Behavior Therapy here.

KINDERGARTEN READINESS AND TESTING VIDEO –
EARLY KINDERGARTEN ENTRY AND REDSHIRTING IN NORTH CAROLINA



Ok, so your preschooler is smart. But what if he misses the August 31st deadline for entering kindergarten? Is he socially ready? What are the signs of kindergarten readiness? And what are the advantages of testing and starting your child early? Will math and reading skills will be tested? Does your child need a high I.Q.? Which learning activities will provide kids with the best preparation before starting school? And what is redshirting? (Should you red-shirt your children by holding them back an extra year?) Starting kindergarten can be a very intense and confusing topic for parents in the Raleigh, Cary, and Wake County NC area. Learn more about the process, pros and cons, guidelines, and resources for Early Entrance to Kindergarten. Dr. Kristen Wynns of Wynns Family Psychology answers your questions, provides advice, and explains how early kindergarten testing works.  You can watch the full video interview on this page or
view the larger NBC 17 My Carolina Today kindergarten readiness video here.


CARY MAGAZINE ARTICLE:
OVERCOMING SCHOOL ANXIETY

For many preschool-age children, school anxiety is a real problem that leads to stress, somatic symptoms such as headaches and stomach aches, and behavior problems. In fact, school anxiety is often part and parcel of school refusal, which can be one of the most stressful issues parents face. Parents often feel helpless, guilty and overwhelmed. So what can you do if your preschooler is experiencing school anxiety?


CARY OFFICE LOCATION
child counselor cary ncIf you're searching for a child psychologist in Cary, NC, now you can visit Wynns Family Psychology – Psychological Solutions for Children, Adolescents and Families at the following location:


130 Preston Executive Drive, Suite 202, Cary, NC 27513

**Phone: 919.467.7777
     Fax: 919.882.8223
*Email:
Info@WynnsFamilyPsychology.com


**If your call is directed to voice mail, we are in session. Please leave a message as we always return calls the same business day.


HIRING CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGIST AND PSYCHIATRIST IN CARY, NC
Wynns Family Psychology is hiring a child psychologist and child psychiatrist to work with children, adolescents and teenagers. These child therapy / psychiatric positions are located in the Cary NC / Raleigh NC area. Learn more here.


WYNNS FAMILY PSYCHOLOGY TESTIMONIAL
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We just want to thank you so much for your encouragement! J is THRIVING in kindergarten and is happy to get on that bus every single day! His first report card was almost all 4's and O's (outstanding), and he received the 'Outstanding Eagle' award (similar to Student of the Month)!!! And he's not even five until next week! We are so happy for him! A million heartfelt thank you's!!! I really struggled with this decision and it has been a blessing, we will be forever grateful!!"

—Parent of a preschooler
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    Early entry to kindergarten assessment and consultation



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