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Shawn Levstek, PsyD

  • Title: Embedded Clinical Therapist, College of Optometry and College of Pharmacy
  • Phone: 614-292-5766
  • Email:

Embedded in the Health Science colleges, primarily serving students in the Colleges of Optometry and Pharmacy.

Therapeutic Style:

I take a psychodynamic/interpersonal approach that emphasizes the influence that relationships, past and present, may have on aspects of personality such as beliefs, self-perceptions, expectations, coping, goals and self-efficacy. A person's unique experiences and aspects of diversity are also critical to developing this understanding. I focus on strengths and insights to help facilitate changes in cognitions or behaviors that increase overall wellness.

Supervision Style: 

My supervision style is supportive, collaborative and developmental in nature. The initial focus is often on case conceptualization, that in turn informs treatment planning, and scaling into use of self and therapeutic process considerations as appropriate. I seek to foster a trusting relationship where one feels safe to take risks and build confidence while navigating the many challenges of developing their professional identity.”

Professional Interests: 

I most enjoy working with relationship issues, anxiety disorders, alcohol and other drug abuse and addiction and concerns related to existential/identity development.

Educational Background:

I received my bachelor's degree from Bowling Green State University, and master's and Psy.D degrees from the Florida School of Professional Psychology.

Personal Interests:

I enjoy nature, traveling, and hiking, funny movies, music and trivia.

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