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© 2019 by Dr. Emily W. King, Ph.D., PLLC

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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 Heath Service Provider who specializes in working with children and adolescents with high-functioning 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 developed by Michelle Garcia Winner, SLP. In 2017, I completed 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 consultation 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. I enjoy giving my time to my church where I serve as the Coordinator of the Special Friends Ministry. 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. 

Media Highlights

Places you can find me online:

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Other 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 at area schools to both teachers and parents on how to better support children with disabilities. To inquire about a speaking opportunity, please contact me here