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Therapy Services
for Children & Teens

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Therapy Services
for Children & Teens

Therapy with Children and Teens

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Wynns Family Psychology has always had a passion for helping children and teens. We provide professional, customized, and collaborative therapy for children and teens. We have extensive expertise in conducting therapy such as cognitive behavioral, play therapy, dialectical behavior, and parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT) with preschoolers through teenagers. Mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders in childhood can cause long-term problems that may affect the health and well-being of children, families, and communities. Treating a child’s mental health problems as soon as possible can help children reduce problems at home, in school, and in forming healthy relationships. It can also help with healthy development into adulthood. We value partnering with parents, who are experts on their children, in therapy but also provide separate parent coaching when needed. Individual therapy with children can include talking, playing, games, or other activities to help the child express feelings and thoughts. We also use our outdoor space, when appropriate, to allow for play and talking in nature!

We often help children and teens with the following:

Toddlers and Preschooler Therapy Issues:

Elementary Age Therapy Issues:

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disorders
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • School and learning problems, getting homework done
  • Test anxiety
  • Phobias and anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Perfectionism
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), Conduct Disorder
  • Anger and frustration problems
  • Social skills deficits
  • Sadness and depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Dealing with parents who fight
  • Coping with separation or divorce of parents
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from emotional, physical or sexual abuse

Teenager and Adolescent Therapy Issues:

  • Autism and other developmental disorders
  • ADHD
  • Academic struggles or learning disorders
  • Social skills problems
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Peer pressure
  • Relationship problems
  • Conflict with parents or family
  • Disordered eating
  • Substance Use/Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from emotional, physical or sexual abuse
  • Planning for college

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College and Young Adult Therapy Issues:

  • Academic struggles or learning disorders
  • AD/HD
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship conflicts with peers, roommates, romantic partners, and parents
  • Disordered eating
  • Problematic drinking or substance abuse
  • Coping with traumatic events
  • Date rape
  • ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorders)

While our specialty is focusing on children, adolescents, and families challenged by a variety of psychological and emotional issues, we also enjoy providing adult therapy and couples therapy with the same level of positive energy and attentive problem-solving.

We Can Help Your Child Through Therapy Services

We are passionate about providing a safe and fun environment for children and youth to get help. Life is tough! We would love to partner with your family and be a support to help your child or teen!


Children & Teens Resources & Articles

Teens Resources

  • Is Your Tween In a Relationship?
    If so, it's important to be clear about your rules.

  • No Wimpy Parenting
    Is There a Difference Between Teasing and Bullying?

  • A Little Confidence Goes a Long Way
    Raising confident teens and tweens

  • Family Meetings – Ugh!
    It would be nice to sit down with everyone for dinner or a discussion, but with everyone’s busy lives, is rounding up the family for some time together even possible? Dr. Kristen Wynns returns to the show to share her tips on working family time...

  • The No Wimpy Parenting Handbook
    An Easy Guide For Reclaiming Your Parenting Power. Are you frustrated and at the end of your rope when it comes to parenting? The No Wimpy Parenting Handbook is a must-have resource for parents who are tired of having no power in their own...

  • When Your Kid Sees the Glass Half Empty
    Does your child or teen tend to take a negative perspective on every schoolyard scenario?

  • Counsel on Giving Counsel
    Even though offering up good advice seems like a prerequisite for being a good friend, it's sometimes harder than we think.

Resource Library

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Get In Touch - Information & Scheduling

Call 919-467-7777 or email to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our therapy services, testing services, social skills groups, custody services, and team of psychologists and therapists. You can also complete our new client inquiry form to get started.

Most new clients are scheduled for their first full appointment at the Cary, Raleigh, or Greensboro, NC office locations within one to two weeks of calling. We also offer telehealth for those who prefer to have virtual sessions from home, school, or the office.

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