Scott Olenick

Scott Olenick, PhD

  • Psychology
  • Psychologist
4.9 out of 5
  • 30 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 15 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.
  • American Board of Professional Psychology specialty board certification in Counseling Psychology
  • 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

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

Education and Training

Education History


Ball State University, ,
8/25/2003 - 5/5/2012


Gerlach Lear & Associates, Columbus, OH

11/1/2009 - 6/1/2012


Matrix Integrated Psychological Services, Columbus, OH

4/1/2012 - 10/1/2014

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.

30 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 Apr 27, 2020

    This was phone app't. due to coronavirus. My care from Dr. Olenick always excellent & caring.

  • Reviewed on Apr 23, 2020

    Very attentive, down to earth, and warm. ALL that I could ask for!

  • Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

    Excellent, Excellent, Excellent

  • Reviewed on Feb 04, 2020

    I love my health care provider. Dr. Scott is awesome & always makes feel comfortable. He's been a huge help on my mental health & I'm glad to have him on my team.

  • Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

    Dr. Olenick is always caring and concerned. He has outstanding rapport with me as a patient.

  • 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

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Olenick has reported no relationships with companies or entities.