Joan Simon

Joan Simon, PhD

  • Psychology
  • Psychologist
4.9 out of 5
  • 79 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 22 Patient Comments

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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

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Education and Training

Education History


Ohio State University Department of Psychology, Columbus, OH
8/1/1991 - 8/29/1996


Mount Carmel Behavioral HealthCare, Columbus, OH

7/1/1995 - 6/30/1996


Mount Carmel Behavioral HealthCare, Columbus, OH

7/1/1996 - 6/30/1997

Academic Information

My Department

Family Medicine


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

79 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

    She helped me navigate the most difficult year of my life. She listened to me and I trust her. Every time she gave me recommendations and I followed them, I felt better. She is really wonderful.

  • Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

    Dr. Simon seems to be the only provider who truly cared about my issues and is trying to help me get back to being a productive member of society!

  • Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

    Dr. Simon is very courteous and kind. She always gives me excellent care and counseling.

  • Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

    She is very good & helpful - Routinely.

  • Reviewed on Mar 02, 2020

    Knows my case - very well - patient, informative, caring, very knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Jan 12, 2020

    Ms. Simon is thoughtful and asks insightful questions. She is efficient and seeks answers to her questions.

  • Reviewed on Jan 02, 2020

    Joan Simons is my therapist. I got lucky with Joan. My GP from OSU referred me. I have been seeing her for several months.

  • Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

    Dr. Simon is both insightful and challenging. She good beyond merely listening and reacting. She identifies what we should be doing and challenging us to address these new issues.

  • Reviewed on Aug 02, 2019

    Joan is very caring and kind. Genuinely sympathetic.

  • Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

    Dr. Simon is an excellent listener and is very compassionate. She offers great & helpful advice. I recently lost my husband and also had to move so her help was very much needed.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Simon has reported no relationships with companies or entities.