Lindsey Cope, LCSW
Owner and Clinical Director
I believe that everyone wants to feel seen and heard, and that the best place to start is with ourselves. Through my own body journey, I have worked to challenge learned beliefs about diet culture and anti-fatness, and I integrate principles of social justice in both my personal and professional lives. By unpacking my own beliefs, I've learned to practice compassion for myself and my humanness, as well as the humanness of others, and I strive to show up as authentically as I can in the therapy space.
My therapy style is collaborative, compassionate and humorous. Through our work, you will begin to release the guilt, shame, and self-doubt that has been holding you back for so long. We will challenge societal messages around how you “should” be and support you in cultivating a loving relationship with yourself.
Experience and Training
I received my Bachelor's in Social Work and Bachelor's in Rhetoric and Composition from Augusta State University. I then graduated from the University of Chicago with my Master's in Social Service Administration with an emphasis on clinical social work.
I grew up in Georgia, and have lived in Atlanta since 2020, when I began working at an eating disorder treatment facility at the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient levels of care. I transitioned fully to private practice in the summer of 2022, and opened Pace Yourself Counseling Collective in the summer of 2023.
I have extensive training working with all types of eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and avoidant-restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID). I have experience working with individuals of all ages, though my specialty is with women and girls 14+. I am a Health at Every Size (HAES) aligned provider, and an active member of the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). Additionally, I am certified in the iMove Method for treating compulsive exercise.
My values for therapy:
Change is hard. Doing something different than what society tells you you should do is hard. Compassion helps us hold ourselves a little more gently as we navigate this learning (and unlearning) process.
You are the expert on your experiences, and after years of society telling you what and who you should be, therapy is a space to start to explore who you really are. I strive to show up authentically and invite you to do the same.
One thing therapy can help us to learn is that we do not have to do it alone! You are allowed ask for help, share vulnerably, and express your needs.
I have a little rescue pup named Toby, and I enjoy fostering dogs from local shelters
I've been a runner for over 15 years, and have raced at all levels, including ultra-marathons
I enjoy reading anything from thrillers to fantasy to romance