Kayce Meginnes-Payne, Ph.D.

Kayce Meginnes-Payne, Ph.D. 



About Dr. Meginnis-Payne

Dr. Kayce Meginnis-Payne (she/her), 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. Favorite podcasts are Meditation teacher Tara Brach and Dan Harris' Ten Percent Happier. In addition to her clinical work at GMH, Dr. Meginnis-Payne is an Associate Professor of Psychology.

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.


  • 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

Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina Psychological Association


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

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(919) 990-1735