About Me

Lindsey Buckman, PsyD

Lindsey R. Buckman, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in individual therapy and assessment. She maintains a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona and is licensed to practice via telehealth in approximately 40 states and territories through PsyPact. To find out if Dr. Buckman is licensed to practice in your state visit https://psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap.

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, family of origin issues, fertility, peak performance, relationship issues, sexual orientation and gender issues, third party reproduction assessments, and trauma.

In addition to being a well respected clinician, 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

Illinois License #071.011151

APIT E Passport Mobility #5200


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

APA Presidential Citation

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 LGBT, 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
  • Diversity Committee

Division 42, Psychologists in Independent Practice

  • President-Elect (2024)
  • 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

The Society for Ethics for Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS), Member

World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), Member