Child Psychologist, Parenting, Testing, and Custody Specialist
Office Location: Cary NC
EXPERTISE & SPECIAL INTERESTS: Children and teens,
married and unmarried
Academically Gifted Testing,
Child IQ Testing,
Early Kindergarten Entry Testing,
Learning Disabilities Testing,
behavior problems, anger management, friendships, reunification therapy.
Kristen Wynns, Ph.D., founder and owner of Wynns Family Psychology, is a
specialist for children, adolescents, teenagers, and families. She holds a Doctorate and Master's Degree in
and is a
Passionate about working with kids and teens, her
are customized to fit each client's particular needs.
Child and Kid Testing in Cary North Carolina
Dr. Wynns has extensive experience in conducting
ASD Autistic Spectrum Disorder Testing,
PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder Testing,
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Testing,
Kids Intelligent Quotient I Q Testing,
Kindergarten Readiness Testing,
Teen and Child Therapist, Cary & Raleigh North Carolina
Dr. Wynns is also experienced in
She helps children and teenagers with a variety of common issues such as
dealing with divorce,
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorders,
PDD Pervasive Developmental Disorder,
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), social problems, Bipolar Disorder, depression, anxiety, phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and family & school difficulties. In addition, she works with preschoolers and toddlers, helping them deal with sleep issues, eating problems, behavior problems, and fears. Parents and families are frequently integrated into this therapy process, especially when dealing with
effective discipline techniques for children.
Dr. Wynns is married with two children and understands how challenging parenting can be. So rather than focusing on "fixing" a child, her goals are to help reduce stress associated with emotional and behavioral problems, provide environments in which children can feel comfortable and receptive, and establish strategies that foster more adaptive daily functioning. In addition, Dr. Wynns offers christian-based counseling and
for families with difficult children.
Social Skills Groups and Classes for Children & Kids, Cary, North Carolina
Dr. Wynns runs
social skills groups
social skills camps
on a regular basis for children and teenagers who have difficulty making friends, connecting to peer groups, or handling anger and frustration appropriately.
Prior to working in private practice in Cary, NC, Dr. Wynns worked at UNC-Chapel Hill's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, an
group home, a child and family services center, and an in-patient adolescent unit. Dr. Wynns trained at an
specialty clinic with Dr. Arthur Anastopoulous, one of the nation's leading experts on
ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
She currently provides ongoing supervision for associate psychologists and has led a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists conducting preschool children evaluations for NC Wake County Public Schools (WCPSS).
Child Custody and Forensic Evaluations in Cary & Raleigh North Carolina
Her dissertation and published research regarding the effects of marital conflict on children has cemented her special interest in working with kids coping with divorce. This concern has led Dr. Wynns to offer specialized
for divorcing or separating parents. In addition to comprehensive
Dr. Wynns consults with parents on reducing the conflict children are exposed to during a divorce, helping children through the divorce process (at various developmental stages),
two-home family transitions, coparenting,
and step-parent (and significant other) issues. Dr. Wynns has been qualified as an expert witness many times in courts throughout North Carolina and often testifies about
and parenting time issues. Learn more about her specialty
parenting plan services,
In addition to her specialty work with children and families, Dr. Wynns has always enjoyed seeing individual adults and couples as part of her practice. She has experience working with a broad range of common adult concerns, such as depression, mood disturbances, anxiety,
weight issues, obesity, relationships, career and educational goal setting, assertiveness, and living a life with meaning. In her professional positions, she has worked with a very diverse client population with regard to racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Dr. Wynns is committed to making her
a positive and helpful experience for all clients.
Dr. Wynns is routinely sought out as an expert in the community. In 2014, she became the ongloing Smart Family Advice columnist for the national pulication, All You Magazine. Whether it's providing tips and insights through
live radio broadcasts,
she enjoys sharing her knowledge about children and families. Dr. Wynns also provides help for families through her
No Wimpy Parenting services.
Learn more about our
psychology resources and media.
In her "free time," Dr. Wynns enjoys training for "crazy" races and triathlons, book clubs, bad reality TV, traveling, and practical jokes. At this very moment, she is most likely plotting her latest prank against one of her poor, unsuspecting associates (assuming she's not in session).
Child Therapy, Parenting, Testing, Custody for Children in Cary, NC 27513
Dr. Wynns provides
therapy services for children, adolescents, and adults
with emotional difficulties, developmental disorders, and other mental health concerns. Experienced
are also administered. Dr. Wynns offers a full spectrum of
marital conflict counseling
helping children cope with divorce.
She also provides a variety of
social skills groups
social skills summer camps
for preschool children through teenagers. Find out more about Wynns Family Psychology
group therapy services,
Call 919-467-7777 or email
to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our
children's social skills groups,
team of doctors.