Welcome

In a maze it’s ‘Which way do I go?’ You want to get lost. But with a labyrinth, there’s a pattern. You think you’re constantly getting close, then going farther away. But you know you’re going to get there in the end.
– Jeff Bridges

At one time or another, we all doubt that we will “get there in the end” – that we or our children will overcome the challenges in our lives, have fulfilling relationships or careers, find the parts of ourselves that have gone missing, or see our dreams realized. On a very basic level, therapy is about finding or rediscovering your path, restoring faith in your abilities, and developing new skills to make your journey a successful one.

As a psychologist with extensive clinical training in research-supported therapy and assessment for clients of all ages, I can help you or your loved ones navigate a wide range of difficulties. My services include the following:

      • Individual therapy for children, teenagers, and adults
      • Behavior management and parent consultation for kids of all ages
      • Cognitive-behavioral coaching for teens and adults with ADHD
      • Career assessment and counseling for teenagers and adults
      • Parent-focused treatment for childhood anxiety (SPACE)

I am currently providing all services via telehealth.

I am typically able to provide comprehensive testing services for autism, ADHD, learning differences, and other concerns.  Due to the challenges of administering testing via telehealth, I have suspended most of these services for the time being. I am still able to perform certain autism evaluations via telehealth; please contact me for more details.

I approach my work with warmth, humor, empathy, and creativity, and I will collaborate with you to tailor treatment to your needs. Conveniently located in downtown Durham, I serve individuals and families throughout the state of North Carolina. I invite you to contact me to set up an initial consultation.

Warmly,

Dr. Lindsey Copeland


Phone: 919-358-9624

E-mail: lindsey.y.copeland@gmail.com

Portal for Existing Clients: https://lindseycopeland.clientsecure.me

Office Location: 1316 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

About

Lindsey Copeland, Ph.D.I was born in central Kentucky, grew up in northern Alabama, and earned my undergraduate degree in psychology from Mississippi State University. I earned my Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Colorado State University in 2013, after completing an APA-accredited doctoral internship at Duke University Counseling and Psychological Services.

I provide care to kids and adults with a wide range of issues, but I especially enjoy working with people with anxiety disorders, autism, or ADHD. I have specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), comprehensive psychological assessment, and career assessment and counseling. I am also trained in SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), a parent-focused treatment for anxiety and OCD in children and teenagers. I have provided therapy, consultation, and assessment to children, adults, and families in many different settings, including university counseling centers, a university career center, community colleges, a community mental health clinic, a public school district, and independent schools. I am an LGBTQ-affirming therapist and often work with clients who identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.

I am licensed in the state of North Carolina (NC license #4772) and am a member of the American Psychological Association and the North Carolina Psychological Association.

I live in Raleigh with my family, a big cheerful dog, two ridiculous cats, and a Japanese fire-bellied newt.

Treatment Areas

I value helping clients with issues including, but not limited to,

  • Anxiety, worry, stress, or fear
  • Depression, feeling “down,” or other mood issues
  • Loneliness or social struggles
  • Difficulty adjusting to a new setting (e.g., a new school, new work environment) or major life event
  • Grief
  • ADHD
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Eating and body image concerns
  • Low self-confidence
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Relationship issues with a partner, family members, friends, etc.
  • Personal exploration or values clarification
  • LGBTQ+ concerns
  • Difficulties related to racism, sexism, or any form of discrimination/oppression
  • Identity development
  • Child behavioral difficulties (including those related to Oppositional Defiant Disorder) and parenting concerns
  • Career concerns

Fees & Insurance

As of September 1, 2020, my fees are as follows:

Individual therapy (adult, teen, or child):

  • Initial intake session: $175
  • Subsequent therapy sessions (45-50 min.): $150
  • Subsequent therapy sessions (55-60 min.): $170

SPACE treatment:

  • Initial intake session: $225
  • Subsequent sessions (55-60 min.): $190

Evaluations (for ADHD, learning disorders, autism, etc.):

The fee for an initial intake session (50 minutes) for an evaluation is $175. During this session I will collect a basic history and we will discuss whether an evaluation is appropriate and what that evaluation might entail.

The fee for the evaluation is $208 per hour. This includes clinical interview time, testing, scoring, communication with the collateral contacts, record review, observations, writing, feedback session, and report.

Most evaluations require between 7 and 14 hours, depending on the complexity of the referral question and the age of the client. I will be able to provide you with an estimate at our initial meeting.

Early-entry/kindergarten readiness evaluations have a set fee of $750. This includes cognitive ability testing, achievement testing, behavioral checklists, feedback session, and report/recommendations.

Career evaluations have a set fee of $450. Subsequent career counseling sessions are $130.

Travel time for school observations is not included in the overall evaluation estimate. Travel times are one-way trips, estimated through Google Maps. Travel time of less than 15 minutes carries a $50 charge. 16-30 minutes carries a $100 charge. 31-60 minutes carries a $200 charge.

Other Fees:

Clients can access information about other fees (e.g., legal fees, document fees) in the policies form shared in my client portal.

Insurance

My services are covered by Duke Student Health Insurance (Student Blue). While my services are considered out-of-network for all other insurance companies, many PPOs include out-of-network reimbursement benefits. Because submitting for reimbursement can be a time-consuming process, my office will handle out-of-network reimbursement paperwork as a courtesy for clients. If you provide your insurance information, we will submit claims on your behalf so that you may be reimbursed directly according to your out-of-network benefits.

While we will do our best to communicate with your insurance company in order to facilitate reimbursement, please be aware that your policy determines the amount of reimbursement and the speed at which you are reimbursed. Clients typically receive reimbursement checks from their insurance companies within 6-8 weeks of the time of service.

To determine how much you can expect to be reimbursed by your insurance company, you can call the number on the back of your insurance card and ask about reimbursement rates for an initial assessment and therapy with an out-of-network psychologist. If you are asked for CPT codes, the CPT code for an initial assessment is 90791, and the CPT code for a standard therapy session is 90834. My NPI, which may also be requested by your insurance agent, is 1164855011.

Please note that career assessments, career counseling, and certain educational evaluations are generally not covered by insurance policies.