Joan Simon

Joan Simon, PhD

  • Psychology
  • Psychologist What's this? A psychologist is extensively trained to help people learn to cope more effectively with life issues and mental health illnesses. They are licensed to provide a number of service, including evaluations, therapy and other evidence-based treatments. A common type of treatment is talk therapy (sometimes called cognitive behavioral therapy), but there are many types of therapy styles.

Appointments: (614) 688-6490

About Me

As a psychologist, I am interested in the intersection of mental health and social circumstance. I consider my work with patients to be both an art and a science. I find it rewarding to help patients daily who struggle to find support and solutions.

I have been a psychologist since 1996 and I have a doctorate in Sociology. My practice is broad in focus and direction, and I use a wide range of strategies for individuals, couples and families.

The staff here at Ohio State is extremely team-oriented, making it a great place to work. In addition, there is an enormous amount of support from the leadership.

In my free time I enjoy relaxing with my family, traveling and reading. I am fluent in Latin and I am currently learning Middle English. I am very active in the theatre community and I am on the advisory boards of two local theatre companies.


  • Supervise psychology PhD candidates
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Primary Care

Education and Training


Mount Carmel Behavioral HealthCare
7/1/1996 - 6/30/1997

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58 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.9
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.8
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

I called in panic and she got me right in. Could not believe it. Calmed me down.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2018

Always there for me.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

Dr. Simon is a wonderful therapist, she does everything herself, making appointments, etc.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018


Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Simon is phenomenal and I would recommend her without reservation.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

Dr. Joan Simon is one of the best providers. She is very respectful, professional and classy. I am happy to have her as my provider and more importantly having a provider to grow with throughout the years. Thank you.

Reviewed on Jun 09, 2018

Dr. Simon makes her own appts. She is very pleasant, and has my approval.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

Dr. Simon goes out of her way to provide exceptional care, she is professional but compassionate and thorough and without a doubt one of the best professionals I have seen.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2018

She is very good.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2017

She is very supportive of me and my condition and she encourages me to do positive things in my life.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Simon has reported no relationships with companies or entities.