Kristen Wynns Ph.D. - Psychological Solutions for Children, Adolescents & Families
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Call 919-467-7777
130 Preston Executive Dr, Ste 202 Cary, NC 27513
9207 Baileywick Rd, Ste 203, Raleigh, NC 27615


Dr. Rush specializes in testing and treating children, adolescents, and college students.  She received her Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duke University. Dr. Rush’s therapy expertise with children, adolescents, and college students focuses on issues related to adjustment, identity, and relationship issues as well as specific struggles and trauma related to anxiety, depression, eating disorders, emotional abuse, physical abuse, and sexual abuse.  Her counseling experience extends to working with parents and families, including coping with divorce and separation, sleeping disturbances, childhood obesity, and effective discipline strategies.  She is also experienced in treating adult clients facing issues related to domestic violence, separation, divorce, interpersonal struggles, anxiety, disordered eating, depression, and personal and professional goal setting.   With respect to assessments, Dr. Rush has experience in conducting psychoeducational evaluations across the academic spectrum, to include evaluating for learning disabilities, ADHD, and giftedness.

Dr. Rush’s research and clinical work have been on the co-occurrence of eating disorders and substance use among college students.  She has traveled to college counselor centers across the country to conduct research and do presentations on this topic.  She also has a clinical interest in working with college students presenting with a broad range of concerns.  Mental health stressors can arise as students are forming their identity, having serious romantic relationships, distancing themselves from their families, and determining their desired career path.  Dr. Rush helps college students, adolescents, and children facing mental health concerns forge their identity, engage in healthy relationships, and experience academic success.

Wynns Family Psychology specializes in child psychologist, therapist, counselor, therapy, counseling, testing, assessment, and evaluation services in the Cary NC and Raleigh NC areas. We also provide access to child psychiatrists if medication is necessary.

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Dr. Rush has varied clinical experiences that have enhanced her expertise with children, adolescents, and college students. Prior to working in private practice in Cary, NC, she has worked at Duke’s Center for Child and Family Health, Duke’s Eating Disorders Clinic, Head Start Programs, in-patient children and adolescent wards, and domestic violence programs.  In general, Dr. Rush relies on empirically validated treatments.  She draws heavily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and motivational techniques.  These therapies have been extensively studied and have become best practices in the field of psychology.  They are also engaging and collaborative, which creates a team approach and fosters improvements in mood, more adaptive thoughts, and healthier behaviors that bring clients closer to their goals.  Dr. Rush is a culturally competent therapist who has extensively worked with diverse clients in Costa Rica and Miami, FL, as well as provided multi-cultural competency trainings to teachers, administrators, and clinicians.  Her work emphasizes cultural as well as individual strengths.  Her treatments and assessments are thoughtful, engaging, and strive to be a positive process of self-growth and self-improvement.

Dr. Rush offers services in the areas of: clinical & mental health concerns; psychoeducational & psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults; and a full array of divorce services to include marital conflict and helping children cope with divorce. Here you can find more specific information about her therapy services and testing services.

Call (919) 805-0182 or email Info@WynnsFamilyPsychology to learn more about therapy and testing services or to schedule an appointment.