Education & Certification

Licensed In
North Carolina

Graduated From
University of Kentucky (1981)

National Register Member Since

Linda Barnett, PhD

I have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and have been a licensed psychologist for 31 years. I have a general adult practice, with experience in individual, couple and group modalities.

My office is located in my home, near the junction of I-40, 15-501, 54 and 751 – making it easily accessible from Durham/Duke, Chapel Hill/UNC and RTP.

My own training is eclectic, so I will likely draw upon a number of treatment models. I think about family of origin issues as I conceptualize each treatment plan; however, I find it most helpful to work primarily from a perspective that emphasizes what is present in your life and relationships.

The first session I will ask you, “What brings you into therapy at this time and how can I be helpful to you?” I will listen to your answer and begin to think about the possible solutions to the problems you have outlined. Near the end of the session I will ask you, “If our work together is successful and you walk out of here for the last time feeling that seeing me was the best decision that you ever made, how would your life and your relationships look different than they do today? How would we know we had achieved success?” Your answers to these questions will inform how I formulate our work together. While they are not easy questions to answer, I have found that nothing energizes someone to do the work of self-transformation as well as a clear vision of what they want in life, a compelling goal toward which we will aim.

In short, I try to help patients live with greater mindfulness and satisfaction in the present, by decreasing the amount of time and energy spent regretting the past or fearing the future.

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Career and Life Adjustments (occupational/career counseling and assessment, academic problems, financial issues, relocation stress, stress associated with other life changes)
  • Gender Issues (e.g., gender roles and equality, prejudice, male vulnerability and masculinity, feminist principles)
  • Couples Therapy (e.g., relationship communication difficulty, premarital consultation, divorce mediation)

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)

Treatment Modalities

  • Existential/Humanistic/Interpersonal


    B.A. in psychology from Stanford University;
    M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the
    University of Kentucky;
    APA approved internship at Duke University Medical Center;
    Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Rochester;
    Licensed in North Carolina;
    Certified by the Council for the National Register of Heath Service Providers in Psychology and the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards

Fee Information/Office Policy

Office Hours: 8:30 – 6:00, Monday – Friday

Please contact by Email: linda.r.barnett@
Phone: 919-490-0218

Health Care Plan Participation

I participate in BlueCross Blue Shield, CIGNA, Aetna and Magellan Behavioral Health networks.

I am willing to negotiate a reasonable fee if someone does not have insurance, providing I feel we would work well together.

Contact Information

Primary Contact

4100 Thetford Road
Durham, NC 27707-5370
P: 919-490-0218 (Office)