About Me

Lindsey Buckman, PsyD

Lindsey R. Buckman, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in individual, couples, and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona.

As a graduate of Pepperdine University specializing in clinical psychology, she serves a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are chronic illness, compulsive/addictive eating behaviors, peak performance, relationship issues, sexual orientation and gender issues, and third party reproduction assessments.

In addition to being a well respected therapist, Dr. Buckman has presented at national conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of working with difficult trainees, the psychological impact of corporal punishment, treating survivors of childhood sexual abuse, the ethical treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, leadership, political advocacy, and marketing strategies for psychologists in independent practice.

Dr. Buckman is an interactive, collaborative psychologist drawing from a variety of theoretical orientations and skill sets. Her therapeutic approach provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


2007 - Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology,
Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
APA - Accredited Program in Clinical Psychology

2001 - Master of  Marriage, Family and Child Counseling,
University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education

1999 - Bachelor of Arts, Psychology,
Pepperdine University, Seaver College


Arizona License # 4072


2019 - Outstanding Psychologist of the Year, American Psychological Association, Division 31

2016 - Presidential Citation, American Psychological Association

2013 - Early Psychologist of the Year Award, Arizona Psychological Association Foundation


Postdoctoral Resident, Arizona State University, Counseling and Consultation
APPIC Accredited Residency Program

Pre-Doctoral Intern, University of California, Santa Barbara, Counseling Services
APA Accredited Internship Program

Practicum, California State University, Long Beach, Counseling and Psychological Services

Testing Clerk, Family Stress Center, Northridge, California

Practicum, Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, Mental Health Services

Professional Activities and Memberships

American Psychological Association, Member

Division 31, State, Provincial, and Territorial Psychological Association Affairs

  • President (2018)
  • ECP Task Force Chair
  • Advocacy Committee
  • Communications Committee

Division 42, Psychologists in Independent Practice

  • Council of Representatives
  • Diversity Member at Large
  • Diversity Committee Co-Chair
  • Mentorshoppe S/ECP Coordinator
  • Advocacy Committee
  • Social Media Co-Chair

Division 44, Society for the Psychological Study of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Issues

American Diabetes Association, Member

Arizona Psychological Association, Member

  • Professional Practice Representative
  • Member, Convention Committee
  • Member, Leadership and Development Committee
  • Member, Legislative Committee

American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Member

Australia and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors’ Association, Member

Royal Society of Medicine, Member

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), Member