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
Dorothy McGilvary MFT

Child, Family & Couples Therapist,
North Raleigh & Cary NC

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EXPERTISE & SPECIAL INTERESTS: child and adolescent therapy, behavioral issues, school problems, conduct disorder, substance-related disorders, couples counseling, family and relationship issues, marital conflict, marriage and family therapy, premarital counseling (PREPARE-ENRICH Facilitator), sex therapy, communication skills, young adult and college student issues, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, loss, sexual abuse, intimacy issues, pornography use, stress, adjustment disorders, PTSD, multi-cultural counseling, aging, geriatric and elder care issues

Dorothy McGilvary, LMFTA holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy She provides therapeutic services and group services for a variety of childhood, teenage, and adult concerns.

Therapy & Behavior Modification
for Children, Teens, Families & Parents,
North Raleigh & Cary

Dorothy is a skilled professional with success in working with families, couples, and individuals struggling with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, medical issues, marital and relationship issues, and substance-related disorders. She has provided therapeutic counseling to students in a theological seminary setting as well as therapy to adolescents and adults in a substance abuse treatment center. Dorothy embraces an eclectic therapeutic approach, uniquely tailored to the needs of her clients, including Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Structural Therapy, Emotional Focused Therapy, Bowenian Therapy, Object Relations Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Her overarching missions are to help individuals experience fulfilling lives and to help couples achieve long-lasting marriages.

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Dorothy leads a range of social skills groups for children and teenagers. Through these child and teen groups, kids learn new skills that can be immediately practiced, refined, and reinforced with the support of their peers and doctor. Social skills summer camps are also offered and cover many of the same group issues, including self-control, respect, bullying, gossiping, teasing, shyness, communication skills, listening skills, friendships, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem.

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Dorothy enjoyed a long-standing career in a Fortune 500 company where she managed and led numerous high-profile projects across various industries and sectors including health care. Her background in management and project management working in a global company offered her the opportunity to mentor, coach and educate managers and peers alike across multiple geographies and cultures. As a graduate school instructor, Dorothy utilizes creative, experiential approaches to help students learn and grow their understanding of marriage and family theories, techniques and interventions.

An effective communicator with intrinsic ability to diffuse stressful situations, Dorothy builds trust and helps clients achieve their goals and objectives. She has a background in Christian counseling and experience interacting with clients from diverse populations, ages, and cultures in an empathetic manner that promotes client’s openness and well-being.

Dorothy’s compassion and desire to see people’s lives transformed is informed by her Christian faith, motivating her to serve others in numerous capacities. As a trained Stephen Minister, she has provided care to people who are hurting and in need. Dorothy has served as a lay pastor to people experiencing life issues in her congregation and community by providing spiritual, emotional support and by fostering care and respect in a non-judgmental manner. As a community outreach volunteer she facilitated coordination of essential resources including rehabilitation centers, shelters, and food pantries sources for disadvantaged populations struggling with homelessness, addictions and poverty.

Dorothy enjoys traveling and has visited over 25 countries around the world in the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa, Central America and North America. She also enjoys cooking and experimenting with new recipes to enjoy with family and friends.

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