Services

Psychological Services  

Psychologists help kids, teens and young adults live life to the fullest.  

They work closely with educators and other developmental therapists to understand the learning needs of school-aged children, adolescents and young adults during psycho-educational evaluations.  

Click here to read more about psycho-educational evaluations.  Click here to review an evaluation scheduling form.

Psychologists provide a variety of services including:

EVALUATIONS
  • Psycho-educational 
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Social/ Emotional/ Behavioral Adjustment 
  • Neuropsychology  
  • School Readiness (not admissions or early Kindergarten entry testing)
  • College Accommodations 

All of our psychologists hold Doctorate degrees and are experienced diagnosticians. 

We help kids, adolescents and young adults with difficulties, including but not limited to:

  • ADHD and other attention difficulties
  • Anxiety
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Learning Differences and disabilities

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Our Team  

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MIDTOWN OFFICE 

team_bio_GretchenHunterGretchen Hunter, Ph.D.

Experience:  5 years at C&FD, 7 years of experience

Education: Doctorate of Counseling Psychology- University of Georgia, MHS in Rehabilitation Counseling- University of Florida, BA in Psychology- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Internships & Residencies: Clinical Neuropsychology, Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center 

Specialized Training: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents, Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescents, Neuropsychology, Pivotal Response Training 

Click here to learn more about Dr. Hunter

Ashley Costner Kies, Ph.D. LPA NCSP

Experience:  1st year at C&FD, 2 years of experience

Education: Doctorate of School Psychology- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Specialist in School Psychology- Western Carolina University, BA in Psychology- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Internships & Residencies: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine (joint appointment with the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities and the TEACCH Autism Program)

Specialized Training: Psychological Assessment, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Developmental Disabilities, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Management, Social Skills, Executive Function Skills, Sexuality Education, Parent Training, School-Based Behavior and Academic Interventions and Evaluations, Special Education  

Click here to learn more about Dr. Kies

 

TEAMbio_LissAleksandra Liss, Psy.D.

Experience:   2 years at C&FD, 3 years of experience

Education: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology- American School of Professional Psychology, BS in Biology- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Internships & Residencies: Postdoctoral training at Child & Family Development, Predoctoral Internship at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital- Child/Adolescent track

Specialized Training: ADHD, Anxiety, Anger, Behavior Management, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Neuropsychological/ Psychological assessment, Parenting, Social Difficulties/ Social Skills

Click here to learn more about Dr. Liss 

TEAMbio_RedmondDevon Redmond, Ph.D.

Experience:  2 years at C&FD, 7 years of experience

Education: Doctorate of School Psychology- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BS in Human Development- Cornell University 

Internships & Residencies: Postdoctoral fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, Predoctoral fellowship atUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Specialized Training: ADHD, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Developmental Disabilities, Distress Tolerance and Mindfulness, Social Skills 

Click here to learn more about Dr. Redmond

 

PINEVILLE OFFICE 

team_bean.jpgShavonda Bean, LPA

Experience:  1 year at C&FD, 13 years of experience

Education: Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology-Appalachian State University, BA in Psychology-Winston-Salem State University

Specialized Training: ADHD, Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Depression, Mindfulness and Mood Disorders

Click here to learn more about Shavonda

Patricia S. Dyer LPC/A

Experience:  1st year at C&FD, 1st year of experience

Education: Master of Arts, University of North Carolina- Charlotte, BA in Business Administration, University of Mississippi 

Internships: Counseling in both the elementary and middle school settings

Specialized Training: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Mindfulness and Mood Disorders 

Click here to learn more about Trisha

TEAMbio_Street

Brandyn Street, Ph.D.

Experience:  2 years at C&FD, 5 years of experience

Education: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology- Vanderbilt University, MA- University of Richmond, BA- Wake Forest University

Internships & Residencies: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology- Stanford University Department of Psychiatry, Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Child/ Pediatric Psychology- University of Louisville

Specialized Training: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents, Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescents, Pivotal Response Training

Click here to learn more about Dr. Street

team_bio_ChrisVrabelChris Vrabel, Psy.D.

Experience:  5 years at C&FD, 8 years of experience

Education: Doctorate of Clinical Psychology- Indiana University of Pennsylvania; MA- Indiana University of Pennsylvania, BA- Wake Forest University

Internships & Residencies: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Child Psychology at USC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles  

Specialized Training: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Click here to learn more about Dr. Vrabel