Cynthia Sortisio, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist who co-owns Counseling Services, Inc, where she has worked since 1992. She enjoys working primarily with children and families, and she maintains a diverse caseload, working with children and teens with issues such as anxiety, ADHD, behavior problems, mood disorders, and adjustment disorders.  She has special interests in developmental disabilities, especially autism spectrum disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and learning disabilities, and issues related to parenting and divorce.  Specific services include individual psychotherapy, reunification therapy, psycho-educational testing, parent and co-parent consultation, and forensic services.  Dr. Sortisio is an experienced custody and parental competency evaluator.  She has served as a guardian ad litem and parenting coordinator. 

Dr. Sortisio offers seminars in the workplace and for community groups. Popular topics include stress management, parenting skills, and social development in children.

Dr. Sortisio is licensed in North Carolina as a psychologist and health services provider.  She is a member of the North Carolina Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.  She is currently serving as president of the board of the Center for Cooperative Parenting.  She enjoys the opportunity to offer training to new parenting coordinators, as well as more advanced topics to experienced parenting coordinators.

Dr. Sortisio received her BA from the University of Virginia in 1986 and her PhD from UNC-Chapel Hill in 1995.  She completed her clinical internship at Georgetown University Child Development Center in 1991.



Ph.D., University of North Carolina,
1995 - Clinical Psychology

M.A.,   University of North Carolina,
1990 - Clinical Psychology

B.A.,   University of Virginia,
1986 - Major: Psychology, 
Minor: Religious Studies



NC Licensed Psychologist, Health Services
Provider since 1996



Clinical Psychologist in Private Group Practice Counseling Services, Inc., Durham, NC
1992 to Present

Licensed Psychological Associate
Residential Services, Inc., Chapel Hill, NC
1992 to 1994

Psychology Fellow
Orange-Person-Chatham Mental Health Center,
Child and Youth Demonstration Project,
Chapel Hill, NC
1991 to 1992

Psychology Intern
Georgetown Child Development Center,
APA approved, Georgetown, Washington, DC
1990 to 1991

Teaching Assistant
University of North Carolina, Psychology
Department, Chapel Hill, NC
1988 to 1990



To contact Dr. Sortisio call (919) 493-2674 extension 107 and leave a confidential message clearly stating your name and phone number. She will return your call as soon as possible. 


Many insurance companies cover Dr. Sortisio’s services as an “out-of-network” provider and she participates on a number of insurance panels. Contact the mental health benefit number on the back of your insurance card prior to your first appointment to determine if any “pre-authorization” of service is needed, and bring this with you when you come. Counseling Services, Inc. accepts cash, check, Visa, and Mastercard and will file insurance for you. Although the list changes from time to time, these are some of the third party plans that will readily reimburse for Dr. Sortisio’s services, if properly pre-authorized:

Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, Managed Health Network (MHN), Tricare, ValueOptions