Kayce Meginnis-Payne, Ph.D.

Kayce Meginnis-Payne, Ph.D.Kayce Meginnis-Payne, Ph.D.

Dr. Kayce Meginnis-Payne, Clinical Psychologist, has been with GMH since 2001. She works with adults experiencing anxiety, depression, and problems with interpersonal relationships. Dr. Meginnis-Payne enjoys treating behavioral “addictions” such as perfectionism, people-pleasing, and codependence. She has a special interest in mindfulness, and is a big fan of John Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program and Russ Harris’ The Happiness Trap. In addition to her clinical work at GMH, Dr. Meginnis-Payne is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Women's Studies at William Peace University.

Treatment Philosophy

Dr. Meginnis-Payne uses an integrated approach to treatment, drawing on psychodynamic, relational, and cognitive-behavioral perspectives. She treats the "whole person” where the influences of biology, culture, family of origin, current relationships, and patterns of coping are all assessed. She collaborates with clients to formulate a plan of treatment that is best suited to the client’s individual needs and goals.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Psychological Association, 1994-present
  • McCormick Distinguished Teaching Award, Peace College, May 2007
  • Advisor of the Year, Peace College, April 2006
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • B.A. Psychology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Clinical Internship, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Licensed Psychologist, State of North Carolina. License Number: 2885

Services Offered:


  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Relationship Issues
  • Perfectionism and People-Pleasing

Confidential Voicemail:

(919) 990-1735


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