Kreins Psychological Services

Kreins Psychological Services offers therapy and assessment services for a variety of issues. Kreins Psychological Services offers psychotherapy and assessment services to adolescents, teens, adults, and seniors with a wide range of emotional and behavioral goals.

Evidence-based treatment is provided for a variety of concerns including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, stress, attention, identity, adjustment to change, grief/loss, and relationships. Assessments for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, learning disabilities, surgery clearance, and diagnostic purposes are also provided. Our team of experienced, Licensed Psychologists provide safe, welcoming spaces so clients, of all ages and backgrounds, can move forward and start living the lives they desire. Owner and operator, Dr. Amy Kreins, treats teens, adults, and seniors with a focus on depression, anxiety-related disorders, and health concerns. Dr. Lenora Ivy treats pre-teens, teens, and adults with a focus on concerns related to depression, anxiety, attention, identity, and adjustment to change. Dr. Malauna Hogan specializes in senior care with an emphasis on concerns related to depression and anxiety. Located in the beautiful Craig Ranch neighborhood in southwest McKinney, Texas, Kreins Psychological Services currently offers both in-person and telehealth services. Psychologists are credentialed with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Medicare, and/or American Behavioral. Self-pay and Out-of-Network insurance plans are also accepted; superbills are provided for Out-of-Network claims.

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12/27/2020

We have moved! You can find us at 8751 Collin McKinney Pkwy, #1702, McKinney, TX 75070. Our new phone number is: 469-812-8492.

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Mental Health America

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[07/02/20]   Kreins Psychological Services will be opening its practice to in-person appointments starting July 1, 2020. We understand there is a need for in-person therapy sessions, but we will be requiring precautions to keep the psychologists and clients safe during this worldwide pandemic.

The following are safety measures we will be implementing:

-Both the therapist and the client will be required to wear a mask. If you do not have one, we will provide one for you.
-All surfaces (inducing the couch which is covered in plastic) will be wiped down between sessions. A disinfectant spay will also be used to spray the air.
-We will be taking temperatures with an infrared, non-contact thermometer. If you have a fever, you will be asked to reschedule. This will also apply to the therapists.
-Please stay home if you are sick. We will be doing the same.
-We ask that you sit at the far end of the couch, to ensure a six-foot distance from the therapist.
-There will be a HEPA air purifier running in the office at all times.
-We will not be providing any handshakes or hugs.
-We will open and close any doors.

Even with these measures, we cannot ensure that our environment is COVID-19 free. Please proceed at your own risk and with your best judgement.

We will still be providing telehealth (video) sessions for those who prefer or require this. At this time, Medicare is covering telehealth for all participants indefinitely. BCBS is covering it for everyone until July 31, 2020. This may be extended for some BCBS plans. Please call and check with your individual plan.

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[05/21/20]   Kreins Psychological Services will be continuing telehealth through June 30th, 2020.

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cnn.com 04/24/2020

Loneliness is a petri dish for depression...but you're not alone

cnn.com It's easy these days, in a coronavirus lockdown, to slip into a downward spiral, easier still for those with pre-existing mental health problems, writes Jack Gray. If there was ever a time to stay in touch with therapists and be up to date on medications--to reach out for help-- this is it.

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National Institute of Mental Health

It's National Public Health Week! Today's focus is on mental health. Take these steps to help cope with #COVID19 and manage your stress. Visit http://cdc.gov/coronavirus for more information. #NPHW

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Kreins Psychological Services is moving to telehealth to keep everyone safe. Insurance is now covering it in TX.

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Kreins Psychological Services would like to welcome Dr. Malauna Hogan to the practice! She is a great addition, with experience seeing adults and seniors! Please see her bio on our website www.kreinspsyc.com for more information.

Our Story

In her clinical practice, Amy Kreins, PhD, delivers cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments to adult, seniors, and teens with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems, such as anxiety, stress, depression, and relationship problems. She tries to build on an individual's strengths and individualize therapy to each person's need. She believes that psychotherapy can help individuals most effectively use their resources to increase self-understanding, to improve decision-making, to solve problems, and to create paths to the lives they want. She also uses mindfulness training to help her clients live in the moment. Her approach is compassionate and nonjudgmental.

Dr. Kreins completed her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology in Fresno, CA. She completed her predoctoral internship at Virginia Tech's Cook Counseling Center and her postdoctoral fellowship at UC-Santa Cruz's Student Counseling Center. She grew up in northwest New Jersey and graduated Cum Laude, In Honors from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA in 1993 with a B.S. in Psychology. She is a member of the Collin County Psychological Association and the Dallas Psychological Association.

Dr. Kreins has been worked with geriatrics in the DFW area for the last 12 years. She also has been in private practice for two years. She has taught workshops on eating disorders, body image, stress management, dementia, and depression.

Amy volunteers her time at her local PTAs, supporting greyhound rescue, and her children's sporting events. Her passions include traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband and two boys.

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8751 Collin McKinney Pkwy, #1702
McKinney, TX
75070

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 15:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
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