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


61 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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.

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 5
  • Listens Carefully 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.6
  • Shows Respect 5
  • Time Spent Together 4.9

16 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 11, 2018

He is very helpful, respects and caring, given extra time when needed.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2018

Dr. Oenick is outstanfing. caring and attentive and realistic about life's challenges. also recommended a helpful book to read.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018

Dr. Olenick is professional and assures privacy and is respectful. He listens with empathy. I have not had a bad experience with this provider.

Reviewed on Apr 02, 2018

He's very efficient. He relates to my needs and not to any textbook examples. He doesn't try to put me into any medical cubbyhole.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2018

My care provider Dr. Scott is a great dr. I followed him from another practice and I am considering coming to the primary care too. He is very kind and makes me feel like a valued patient. Thank you!

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2018

Scott is fantastic. I'm really glad my primary care physician sent me to him.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2018

Dr. Olenick is extremely kind, caring, and understanding. He listens and pays close attention to what I say and asks pertinent questions or makes pertinent, insightful comments. He has a sense of humor and relates some of his life experiences in relation to mine.... family relationships, friendships, mistakes in judgment, etc. He's totally wonderful and so on target with his observations and suggestions.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2018

He is always attentive to my concerns and gives helpful advice. The office is comfortable and inviting. He tires to schedule my appointments on days and times that are most convenient for me.

Reviewed on Jan 09, 2018

Provider listened well and was empathetic. Provider provided relevant information.

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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 03/26/2018, Dr. Olenick has reported no relationships with companies or entities.