Michael Vilensky

Michael Vilensky, PHD

  • Psychology
  • Psychologist

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

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Insurances We Accept

About Me

As a psychologist, I specialize in addiction treatment. I’m passionate about helping people develop tools to change addictive behaviors and live fuller lives. I also have expertise treating a range of mental health problems, with a focus on depression and anxiety. I show patients that I care about their health concerns and provide them with scientifically proven treatment.

Being part of a team of dedicated professionals who work to help improve people’s health makes me love working at The Ohio State University.

In my free time, I enjoy listening to and playing music, cooking, Ping-Pong and playing with my children.
  • Founded Addiction Recovery Clinic in Ohio State’s Department of Psychology to help treat patients and train doctoral students in evidence-based addiction treatment
  • Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), an internationally recognized organization of experts in motivational interviewing (a key evidence-based treatment for addiction)
  • Served as clinic director of the Psychological Services Center in Ohio State’s Department of Psychology, overseeing operations and clinical supervision for clinical psychology doctoral students

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Depression
  • Substance-Related Disorders
  • Mental Health

Education and Training

Education History


Ohio State University at Columbus, Columbus, OH
9/23/2009 - 8/9/2015


VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, Pittsburgh, PA
8/10/2014 - 8/22/2016

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

Health Psychology

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Vilensky has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio
  • Opioid Response Network

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