Dorian  Kondas, PhD
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Dorian Kondas, PhD

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Master of Arts (MA) - Clinical Mental Health Counseling Psychologist, PhD
Ohio Accepting Online
Updated November 23, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Racism, oppression, and discrimination
  • Spirituality & religion

Professional statement

Dr. Dorian Kondas warmly welcomes individual adults facing many common and uncommon life challenges. Dorian offers video and phone telehealth sessions across the ENTIRE state of Ohio. He additionally offers group therapy online for gay men.

Dorian holds advanced certification in EMDR (listed with EMDRIA) for the treatment of PTSD and other issues including anxiety, compulsions, and chronic pain. With 17 years of work and training, he has sat with, laughed with, cried with, and explored goals for success with a remarkable diversity of individuals. Clients have included many people of color, college and international students, indigenous, queer-identified folx, and survivors of abuse, sexual assault and hate crime. Dorian's training, research, and publications have focused more specifically on LGBT concerns. Dorian is WPATH informed and trained for working with transgender individuals. Folx who seek him out often explore sexuality, polyamory, healthy identity, and succeeding in intimate relationships.

Dorian's specialization in transpersonal or spiritually-informed psychotherapy equips him to work with people from many religious and/or spiritual backgrounds. (Atheists/agnostics also welcome)! He continues to work with survivors of religious and cult abuse. Jungian, Gestalt, Internal Family Systems, and mindfulness-based approaches he commonly uses for both spiritual and non-spiritual concerns. Dorian is certified in Gestalt and Applied Existential Therapy. He has worked with individuals from many traditions, Eastern, Western, Indigenous, Afro-Caribbean, Black protestant, and neopagan.

Dorian received excellent academic and clinical training from Penn State (PhD in Counseling Psychology), University of Pennsylvania, and specialized training working with LGBT military veterans through the Yale School of Medicine (postdoctoral fellow). Dorian earned his Masters in transpersonal (spiritually-informed) counseling psychology Buddhist-inspired Naropa University. He holds a BA in religious studies.


Message to clients

Your shame, your trauma, your anxiety, or relationship struggles...the despair, loss or grief. ALL OF YOU is welcome. What matters is that you are showing up NOW doing your brave, human best to grow and heal. The scary thing, the vulnerable thing...to risk relationship with me and others. You CAN do this and I will support you in every way I know how.

I take a relationship-oriented approach that is not top-heavy with techniques. The research is clear: our relationship with each other is usually the MOST healing and more likely to yield LONG-TERM results. We will join forces and YOU will be the respected authority on your own life, family of origin, culture, racial experience, identity, sexuality, and gender. And I will do my best to learn from you and to follow you as closely as I can.

Taking that very first step into therapy can be challenging, even scary. I offer a warm, safe, and gentle online "space" that I hope can ease whatever concerns you bring to reaching out to me. You are not alone in whatever challenges you may be facing. It is my hope that we can connect not only around the problems but around your strengths, natural gifts, your beliefs, values and dreams.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Specialties

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Racism, oppression, and discrimination - Exploring how racism, oppression, and discrimination impacts one’s life, including relationships, work life, and self-esteem; growing self-care practices to combat the negative emotions that arise when faced with identity-based adverse experiences

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $220 (53min)
  • Sliding scale: $140 - $220
  • Initial session: $320 (53min)
  • Group sessions: $40 (90min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Ohio)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 7 pm
  • Tue 10 am - 6 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 6 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 1 pm
  • Fri 10 am - 4 pm
  • Sat ----
  • Sun ----

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years

Veterans Adminstration , Yale Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015 - 2016
University of Pennsylvania, Predoctoral Intern, 2014 - 2015

Penn State, PhD in Counseling Psychology, 2015
Naropa University , Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology , 2006


Licensure

Ohio: P.07589


Languages

English


Therapy Groups

Dorian  Kondas, PhD
Gay Men's Psychotherpay Group

The gay men's psychotherapy group is for ALL adult (18+) gay men who may be a good fit for the goals of the group.