Scott Olenick

Scott Olenick, PhD

  • Psychology
  • Psychologist
4.9 out of 5
  • 94 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 31 Patient Comments

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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.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2018
  • Coordinator of the Psychology Practicum Program, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Education and Training

Education History

Ball State University

Matrix Integrated Psychological Services

Gerlach Lear & Associates

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.

94 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    5 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    5 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

    my provider was the best. he cares for you as a person. keep him around.

  • Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

    Dr. Olenick provides outstanding care & concern.

  • Reviewed on Aug 17, 2019

    my counselor Scott is amazing. I appreciate his care and concern for me. If things were different he would make a good friend. I appreciate all that he does.

  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

    Dr. Olenick is an excellent doctor. He listens without judging and quickly puts you at ease with his relaxed and approachable personality.

  • Reviewed on Jun 16, 2019

    He was super friendly and put me at ease immediately

  • Reviewed on May 20, 2019

    I have been seeing this provider for over a year and have never had a bad experience. Dr. Olenick is present when speaking with me and compassionate and non-judgemental.

  • 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.

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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. Olenick has reported no relationships with companies or entities.