Scott Olenick

Scott Olenick, 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.

About Me

As a counseling psychologist, I take a process-oriented approach to patient care with humanistic, psychodynamic and developmental considerations. I provide individual and couples counseling and I specialize in treating anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. In addition, I facilitate a skills-based group designed to assist patients who are struggling with chronic pain. I use evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and solution-focused therapies, and tailor treatment to meet the unique needs of each patient. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort grounded in the strength of the patient-physician relationship, which itself can be transformative and healing.

I enjoy working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center because of the exciting and collaborative atmosphere. Each day presents new challenges and opportunities to grow while working alongside a number of talented faculty and staff dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality care.

In my free time, I like to spend time outdoors working in the yard. I also enjoy reading and drinking a good cup of coffee.


  • Coordinator of the Psychology Practicum Program, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder

Education and Training


Matrix Integrated Psychological Services
4/1/2012 - 10/1/2014

Gerlach Lear & Associates
11/1/2009 - 6/1/2012

More About My Work


76 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 11, 2019

Scott is amazing and caring. He is the best counselor by far. would not change anything about my counselor. keep him around.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Scott is very empathetic caring and knowledgeable. I already referred him to friends. Glad I found him!

Reviewed on May 09, 2019

He is the first male practitioner in 20 years with whom I could talk about PTSD.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2019

Scott is terrific. I'm so glad I found him... or was referred to him by another doctor. Really great.

Reviewed on Apr 02, 2019

Dr. O. is the best. He's saved my life.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Scott's a good listener and he has insightful perspectives.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Best ever Scott is great.

Reviewed on Dec 06, 2018

Dr. Olenick is outstanding.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Good - listen carefully, was respectful.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2018

I appreciate Dr. Olenick's competence. He is easy to engage with. I trust his opinions and advice. He goes out of his way to assure needs are met and I am comfortable.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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