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
      • Couples counseling and premarital counseling
      • Comprehensive autism evaluations for kids and adults
      • Comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations (e.g., ADHD/LD diagnostic evaluations) for all ages
      • Early-entry kindergarten assessments/kindergarten readiness assessments

I approach my therapeutic 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 Triangle. I invite you to contact me to set up an initial consultation.


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


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’s Counseling and Psychological Services.

I was trained to work with a wide range of issues, but I also have a great deal of specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), psychological evaluations, supporting people with autism or ADHD, career assessment and counseling, and Gottman-based couples therapy. I have provided therapy, consultation, and assessment to children, adults, couples, and families in a wide range of settings, including university counseling centers, a university career center, community colleges, a public school district, a community mental health clinic, 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 January 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

Child behavioral consultation and parent training:

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

Couples therapy (including premarital therapy) or family therapy:

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

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.


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.