Emily W. King, Ph.D.

My Story & My Specialities

Growing up, I always wanted to be a teacher. I discovered psychology as an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I majored in Psychology and English. Soon began my passion for helping students who struggle to learn.


I received a Ph.D. in School Psychology in 2006 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wanting to learn more about providing mental health services in public schools, I completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral psychology internship at Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston, Texas. After completing my internship, I remained in Houston to complete my post-doctoral training in Cypress-Fairbanks ISD where I provided evaluation, therapy, and consultation services in elementary, middle, and high schools.


During my time in the public schools, I realized that I wanted to work with children with complex presentations of social, emotional, and behavioral concerns. As a Raleigh native, my family returned home in 2010 and I worked for a group practice before opening my solo practice in 2012.

I am a Licensed Psychologist and Health Services Provider who specializes in working with children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depression, nonverbal learning disorder (NVLD), and other related conditions.


For school-age children and adolescents, I provide cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and am well-versed in the Social Thinking curriculum. In 2017, I received a Professional Certification in the DIR/Floortime model through The Profectum Foundation, which has greatly enhanced my work with young children on the autism spectrum.


I am passionate about helping parents connect with their children in order to cultivate loving and supportive interactions that are felt by both parents and child. My background in School Psychology has given me extensive experience conducting psycho-educational evaluations and consulting with teachers and school administrators, which is helpful when supporting families as they navigate school services for their children. 

When not in the office, I enjoy reading, spending time with friends, and traveling with my husband and two active boys. In 2020, I started Parenting On Your Own Path to provide online resources beyond my psychology practice. I also serve on the Board of Directors of the Project Enlightenment Foundation where I am passionate about expanding access to early intervention services to all children, birth through age 5 years old, in Wake County. 

Academic Publications

King, E.W., Schanding, T., Elmore, G. (2015). Voices From the Field: School psychologists. Gifted 

Child Today, 38, 234-236. 


King, E.W., Coleman, M.R., Miller, A. (2011). RtI: The Changing Role of School Psychologists in 

Relation to Gifted Students. Journal of Applied School Psychology. Special Issue: Serving Gifted Students.


King, E.W. (2005). Addressing the social and emotional needs of twice-exceptional students. Teaching 

Exceptional Children, 38, 16-20. 

Speaking Engagements

I enjoy speaking to schools, non-profit groups, and corporations on how to better support children with Autism, ADHD, and anxiety. I am available for in-person or virtual speaking engagements. To learn more about hiring me to speak to your group, read more here.