****Currently there is a waitlist for new clients. Please email me to be added to the waitlist. I will send you the preliminary paperwork to complete.**** Providing convenient and comfortable access to telehealth virtual psychotherapy.   Each session focuses on the use of research based, clinical intervention practices, that are found to be most reliable and valid.  These interventions are used to help build client skills and make available the necessary tools to handle life's, sometimes, complicated circumstances.  During this process, therapy is also used to empower clients to face difficult situations with courage and confidence. Clients must physically be in Ohio at the time of each session.

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Background and Experience

Dr. King completed his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University College of Social Work. Dr. King was awarded the NASW Foundation Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship in 2009, and he received a John A. Harford Foundation award in 2006 for his work in gerontological social work. Additionally, while a graduate student at OSU, he earned a minor in research methods and a Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging.

During his advanced studies he completed his internship at the Veterans Affairs Hospital where he was assigned to work in the substance abuse treatment program, along with time spent practicing in the acute and long term psychiatric units. He further focused his practice working within community mental health for the State of Ohio which included conducting evaluations and assessments for those in crisis. Additionally, Dr. King has conducted numerous therapy groups, guest speaking engagements, and workshops.

His academic background has included being a guest lecturer at both Capital University and Ohio State University. He has been a full-time tenure track faculty member at both Marshall University and the University of North Carolina. Additionally, he has taught courses at several area colleges and universities including Columbus College of Art and Design, Franklin University, Ohio University, Ohio State University (where he also was a graduate teaching assistant). Most recently, he taught two years as an online adjunct instructor at West Virginia University. Dr. King has extensive experience with both in-person and online teaching.

In the community he has presented on various topics including suicide prevention, sensitivity to diversity, the use of single subject design in practice, and has conducted workshops for the Department of Health and Human Services for the State of West Virginia. Dr. King has presented his research work at several State and National conferences, and he has several publications including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, an encyclopedia entry, and several book reviews. In practice, Dr. King focuses on a strengths based approach using Cognitive Behavioral, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, and Family Systems Therapy Interventions.

Education Masters of Business Management from Friends University - Wichita, Kansas (1991). Masters of Social Work with an emphasis in mental health clinical practice from the Ohio State University, College of Social Work, Columbus, Ohio (2005). Ph.D. in Social Work with a minor in research methods and an Interdisciplinary Specialization in Aging at the Ohio State University, College of Social Work - Columbus, Ohio (2009).

Areas of Specialization

Currently, I am providing virtual teletherapy services to clients who reside in the State of Ohio, and who are 18 years and older. My virtual office provides a comfortable online experience and is conducted in a HIPAA compliant online platform called Doxy.me. I work with clients to develop their personal treatment goals, and incorporate the use of the most effective, evidence-based practice interventions, and theoretical models and perspectives, that result in personal growth. My focus is on facilitating the change process to help clients find resolutions by recognizing, adjusting, and developing, healthy coping skills. Additionally, I help clients explore their current processes to better understand the "self" and to find, and further develop, personal resilience and empowerment. My goal is to listen, and facilitate clients as they explore their own processes, develop and practice acquired new processes, and reduce symptoms that hinder progress. I help clients to explore solutions that do work. My areas of clinical focus include:

Anxiety and Fear

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Social Phobia

Panic Disorder


Inner-Child Healing and Recover

Alcohol and Substance Abuse - (Dependency - Assessment and Referral Only)

Career Guidance and Coaching

Work Concerns

Work/Life Balance

Time Management

Decision Making and Transitions

Stress Management

Grief and Loss

Authenticity and Self-Esteem

Personal Improvement

Emotional Dependence/Codependence

Spouse/Partners of Addicted Persons

Parenting Issues

Relationship Issues

For safety concerns, there are a few clinical situations where virtual teletherapy would not be clinically appropriate. During, or at the completion of your intake appointment, or anytime after, your therapist will discuss any clinical concerns with you where a recommendation would be a referral to an in-person therapist.

Virtual Teletherapy Requirements

For telehealth services you will need a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer with a mic and camera, preferably Chrome or Safari as the web browser, and Internet access.   For many clients who may not be able to make it into the office for face-to-face sessions, or for those clients who would just prefer therapy from the comfort and privacy of their home, video-based psychotherapy might be a good option.  The use of teletherapy results in no travel; Freeing up time for your busy lives.   The sessions can be conducted in many convenient confidential locations such as a car, private room, on your walk, in your back yard, at the office at the end of the day or at home in your favorite spot as long as you are in a private locate and not driving a vehicle.   You have choices. The only requirement is to reside and be in the State of Ohio. Insurance may or may not cover telephone sessions, you would need to ask your insurance company.

Research has shown online teletherapy is as effective as in-person. Delivery of psychotherapy services, using an Internet video-based platform, are covered by many insurance companies and employee assistance programs.

I use Doxy.me, which is a HIPAA compliant video platform that many healthcare practitioners use to deliver the service. You are given a link to go to and will be in a virtual waiting room. I will connect with you at the beginning of your session time.

Emergency Contacts & Resources

24-hour Crisis Line: (888) 475-8484

Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) SUICIDE (784-2433)

Emergency Food Line: (800) 338-4484

Any Other Emergency: 911 Athens Resources

Local 317 Board (740) 593-3177

Health Recovery Services (740) 592-6720

Department of Job and Family Services (740) 592-4477

Community Action (740) 592-6601

NAMI Athens Website (740) 593-7424 NamiAthens@gmail.com

My Sister's Place (800) 443-3402

Good Works (740) 594-3333

Southeastern Ohio Rainbow Alliance

Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program - 24 hour crisis number (888) 597-7267

Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program (740-591-4266

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services: (740) 594-3558 and (800) 686-3669

24-hour Crisis Line: (740) 593-3344

The Gathering Place (740) 592-2690

Hopewell Mental Health: (740) 592-3091

Insurance and Rates

In Ohio, many insurance companies have been allowing teletherapy prior to the pandemic. Now, most insurance companies are allowing clients to use telehealth services that include teletherapy. It is the client's responsibility to call and make sure their insurance plan covers telehealth and that teletherapy is part of their behavioral health plan. This office does it's best to keep up with the changes as well.

Out-of-Pocket Self-Pay Plans Available

If you want to opt out of using your insurance altogether, or if your medical insurance does not cover any kind of insurance coverage for behavioral health, or teletherapy. This office does have self-pay agreements and you are able to waive your insurance coverage. Please contact the office today to discuss out-of-pocket arrangements. Cash, debit/credit or health care spending cards are accepted for payment.

In-Network Provider for Most Insurance Medical Plans

This office accepts what your in-network insurance allows for sessions. In this case, session fees are determined by your primary insurance carrier or EAP provider. Ultimately, client are responsible for the session cost with or without insurance. If your insurance is covering sessions, you would be responsible for the copays, coinsurance, deductible amounts, and these amounts are due at the time of each session.

The following insurance is accepted. If you do not see your insurance listed, the office will call and find out what benefits you would have, and if this office is in-network with your insurance company. You may also use your out-of-network benefits. The client would be responsible for the payment, and I would provide a superbill that clients can submit to their insurance company for reimbursement for out-of-network benefits.



Beacon Health Options /Value Options

Buckeye Health / Cenpatico

CareSource: OhioJust4Me and Ohio Medicaid




Medical Mutual of Ohio



OSU Student and Primary Care

Ohio University Students and Faculty/Employee Insurance



United Behavioral Health UBH


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