Psychologist and Therapist in Columbus, Ohio A.J. McConnell, Psychologist

License: PsyD

Provider Gender: Male

Ages Served: 0-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy & testing only

Psychologist and Therapist in Columbus, Ohio A.J. McConnell, PsyD

A.J. McConnell, PsyD

Years of Experience

I have been a licensed psychologist since 2017. I completed predoctoral training through Nationwide Children’s Hospital Child Development Center, Twin Valley Behavioral Health, and two private practices in Dayton and Columbus. My predoctoral internship was completed at Venture Psychological Internship Consortium in Battle, Creek Michigan. I completed rotations at a community mental health center, autism clinic, and an integrated medical center. My post-doctoral fellowship at Daily Behavioral Health focused on specializing in pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders.

Prior to my career as a psychologist, I worked for both a non-profit and a government agency serving individuals with developmental disabilities. In sum, I have over 20 years of experience working with individuals with various mental health and developmental concerns.

I teach undergraduate courses part-time at The Ohio State University.

I spent the last six years completing forensic psychological evaluations for local courts and government agencies. I have previously specialized in forensic psychological evaluations for individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders.

Areas of Practice

Clinical Psychology

Neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities)

Christian Counseling

Mood Disorders

Depression and Anxiety

Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders

Childhood Behavioral Disorders

Men’s Issues

Integrated Health

My main areas of focus are clinical psychological with an emphasis on evaluations and therapy.

Treatment Philosophy & Approach

I use a person-centered and existential approach to treatment that utilizes cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused interventions to help individuals resolve current concerns in their life.

I believe it is important that individuals feel comfortable in therapy and my approach is to provide an authentic environment in which they can find purpose and healing.

Other credentials worth noting:

· I am a certified clinician through the National Association of the Dually Disabled

· I am chair of the Ohio Psychological Association’s Education Committee

· I am co-chair of the Ohio Attorney General Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Illness: Best Practices and Mental Health Training for Jails

Ages Treated

I work with all ages from 6 months to older adulthood.

Education

The Ohio State University – B.A. in Psychology – 2002

The Ohio State University – M.S. in Human Development and Family Science – 2006

Union Institute & University – Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology – 2015

Personal Notes / Interests

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching sports, going to the gym, collecting vinyl records, and woodworking.

Expertise

Testing

  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Psychological Testing

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems (BHS)
  • Buckeye Health Plan
  • Caresource
  • ComPsych
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BCBS)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio (MMO)
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Ohio Health Choice
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Paramount
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
  • Sana Benefits
  • Tricare East (Humana Military)
  • UH Hospital

Interventions

  • Christian Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Parenting Skills

Populations

  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • First Responders
  • Head Injuries
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women

Languages

  • English

Locations

FAQs

Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with A.J. McConnell. You can also call 614-934-6890 to have someone assist you.

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