Services

If you are here for the first time, you are probably facing some kind of struggle, relationship conflict, or emotional pain. I welcome everything you may be facing!

I offer a warm, gentle, relationship-oriented process of holistic healing. Together we will collaborate on how best to meet your goals, process out the trauma (or loss or conflict, etc), and help you become the person you most want and need to be. We may laugh together or cry together but we will be partners in healing for maximal results.

I provide telehealth / teletherapy services across the state of Ohio by phone or through online video conferencing. As a licensed psychologist (PhD) with specialized background in spirituality, I bring to you both a generalist and specialist training of over 15 years. I can work with a very broad range of issues. I offer both brief and long-term counseling for individual adults 18 and up. I am also certified in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for the treatment of PTSD, trauma, and other concerns.

Here are some of the issues we could address:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Grief, loss, transitions
  • Relationship or family conflict
  • PTSD and other trauma-based disorders
  • Aging, chronic illness / pain
  • Anger management
  • Religious conflicts within oneself or with others
  • Career concerns or discovering vocation (“calling”)
  • Adverse experiences from prayer and meditation
  • Religious or cult abuse
  • Sexuality, gender, body shame
  • Racial discrimination / victimization from hate crime

About Me

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Dorian Kondas, Ph.D

It was through my own spiritual journey and recovery from trauma that I decided to pursue a healing service for others. While I have not walked in your shoes, we can join forces together with our shared life experience. I have “walked” in counseling with hundreds of people with concerns perhaps similar to your own. I have seen healing happen and it can for you too!

My degree work includes:

  • PhD in Counseling Psychology from Penn State
  • MA in Transpersonal (Spiritually-informed) Counseling Psychology from Naropa University
  • BA in Religious Studies from Indiana University

Some of my training and experience includes:

  • Trained in trauma-focused therapy using EMDR (certified)
  • Certified in Gestalt and Applied Existential Psychotherapy
  • Trained in working with LGBT military veterans through the Veterans Administration
  • Years of experience working with university students
  • Training in pastoral ministry and theology
  • 7 months of intensive prayer and meditation experience at retreat centers and with monastic communities
  • 30 years of experience in contemplative (prayer / meditation) practice
  • Participation in religious and spiritual practice across many religious traditions

Fees

I take Aetna insurance but also provide therapy on a private pay basis as well. I use a sliding scale fee structure based upon income as detailed in the table below. Please just let me know your income level (combined when married), which will determine the cost of therapy per session. The first “Initial Assessment” costs more because of the additional time involved. All payments are to be submitted electronically online by credit card at the time of service.

Income Level Initial Assessment Cost per Session
Under $100k $220.00 $140.00
Over $100k $280.00 $180.00
Over $175k $320.00 $220.00

Good Faith Estimate

Starting January 1, 2022, Federal law requires mental health providers to provide an estimate of costs of services to private pay clients known as a “good faith estimate”.

My Private Pay rate is based on a sliding scale from $140 to $220 per session based upon each client’s reported income for sessions of a minimum of 47 minutes each. First-time sessions that included a psychological evaluation range in cost from $180 to $320.

This estimate is the range of costs that is likely for most new private pay patients. Until I do an initial evaluation and we start to work together, I will not have a clear picture of your specific diagnosis, issues and needs, nor estimated time necessary for therapy. I typically see therapy patients for a time period ranging from 10 sessions - 40 sessions for a total cost ranging from between $1,440 to $8,900 depending upon one’s agreed amount of payment.

Typical Diagnoses I treat include (but not limited to):

  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Anxiety.
  • Depressive Disorders including Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar, Persistent Depressive, and Related Disorders.
  • Trauma and Stressor- Related Disorders including PTSD and Acute Stress Disorder.

Disclaimer

Each private pay client will be provided with a Good Faith Estimate form to read and sign indicating receiving and understanding it. This Good Faith Estimate will show the costs of services that are reasonably expected for the expected services to address your mental health care needs. The estimate is based on the information known to me when I conduct the estimate. When we meet, my initial intake process typically takes 1-2 sessions during which we we formulate a treatment plan based on your diagnosis, current functioning, current stressors, and systemic stressors, which will help guide a more informed plan for our therapy.

The Good Faith Estimate does not include any unknown or unexpected costs that may arise during treatment. You could be charged more if complications or special circumstances occur. If this happens, I will give you a new estimate for services.

The Good Faith Estimate each client receives is not a contract. It does not obligate you to accept the services listed. The information provided in the Good Faith Estimate is only an estimate, as actual items, services, or charges may differ.

Your Rights

Federal law allows you to dispute (appeal) the bill if its over $400 of the most current estimate. Thus,if you are billed $400 or more than the most current Good Faith Estimate, you have the right to dispute the bill.

You may contact Dorian Kondas, Ph.D. at the contact listed above to let me know the billed charges are higher than the Good Faith Estimate. You can ask me to update the bill to match the Good Faith Estimate, ask to negotiate the bill, or ask if there is financial assistance available. I will always try to work with you directly to resolve billing concerns and adjust the Good Faith Estimate as needed.

You may also start a dispute resolution process with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). If you choose to use the dispute resolution process, you must start the dispute process within 120 calendar days (about 4 months) of the date on the original bill.

There is a $25 fee to use the dispute process. If the agency reviewing your dispute agrees with you, you will have to pay the price on this Good Faith Estimate. If the agency disagrees with you and agrees with the health care provider or facility, you will have to pay the higher amount.

To learn more and get a form to start the process, go to: www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call CMS at 1-800-985-3059.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate or the dispute process, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call CMS at 1-800-985-3059.