Todd Finnerty, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Independently Practicing Psychologist in Columbus, Ohio
Psychological Consultant to the Ohio Division of Disability Determination
Medical Records File Review on Private Disability Insurance Claims

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Contacting Dr. Todd Finnerty, Psy.D.

For directions to the office you can call the Office suite #250 receptionist: (614)438-2684
If you have any other questions or to schedule an appointment Dr. Finnerty prefers that you contact him personally via email or on his cell phone: (330)495-8809
Dr. Finnerty's toll free, secure fax number: (855)647-9617

Where is Dr. Todd Finnerty's office?

Dr. Finnerty has a private practice in the Crosswoods area of Columbus, Ohio just north of Worthington near the intersection of I-270 and Rt 23 (High St). Dr. Finnerty's office is in the One Crosswoods Center on the corner of High St (Rt 23) and E Campus View Blvd. There is a Bob Evans and Subway on the opposite side of the street. The office is in suite 250 (Regus/HQ). You can check-in with the receptionist in suite 250 (second floor). The building is accessible including an elevator. Dr. Finnerty does consulting work at other locations and is available at this location by appointment only.

100 E. Campus View Boulevard
Suite #250
Columbus, Ohio 43235

Can I take the bus?

There is a covered bus stop next to the building's parking lot on E. Campus View Blvd. You can use COTA's website to plan your trip.

When do you schedule appointments?

Dr. Finnerty's online appointment scheduler typically offers appointments on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and early afternoons. Often the first available appointment is 10am. However, Dr. Finnerty is available for appointments on other days and times but these appointments must be arranged with him directly over the phone. Dr. Finnerty never offers evening or weekend appointments and generally doesn't offer after school appointments.

However, Dr. Finnerty does offer early morning appointments if you call him (they aren't in the online scheduler). He is available for appointments as early as 8:30 am. If you are planning on having multiple tests including IQ testing conducted you may wish to begin these tests earlier in the morning instead of over lunch time. Please call Dr. Finnerty before scheduling to discuss your testing needs, an estimated amount of time needed and an appropriate starting time for the evaluation: (330)495-8809.

What are your fees?

These fees are effective now unless you have a previously arranged contract or other agreement with Dr. Finnerty for a different fee. Payment is due in advance unless otherwise arranged.

Dr. Finnerty will provide an independent psychological evaluation/IME for a flat fee of $750. This includes a review of a reasonable amount of background records, writing a report and necessary testing. It will typically be conducted in a 45 minute to four hour block of time depending on what services are needed.

Please note, if multiple time consuming tests are needed that take up a considerable amount of time an additional hourly fee may be necessary on top of the flat fee. This will be arranged in advance prior to the start of the evaluation. In addition, a reduced flat fee of $375 may also be available for less comprehensive evaluations (for example, an evaluation that is primarily just IQ and adaptive behavior testing).

Dr. Finnerty's hourly fee, including for records reviews, is $160 per hour unless otherwise arranged in writing in advance.

Do you take insurance?

Dr. Finnerty is not on most insurance panels. In addition, the services provided by Dr. Finnerty are typically not covered by health insurance.

Do you perform full neuropsychological testing batteries?

No, Dr. Finnerty does not do full neuropsychological testing batteries. Dr. Finnerty will perform some cognitive/IQ and memory testing and can include effort testing when necessary, however he does not provide neuropsychological assessments. He can assist you with a referral if necessary.

What types of psychological testing can you provide?

Dr. Finnerty offers personality testing when necessary (ex: MMPI-2, MMPI-2-RF, MCMI-IV, PAI). Dr. Finnerty does not offer the Rorschach or similar tests.

Dr. Finnerty also offers cognitive testing when necessary related to IQ/ ability, achievement, memory, etc. (ex: WAIS-IV, WISC-V, WMS-IV, WIAT-III). He can include effort testing and/or an adaptive behavior assessment when necessary. Please call Dr. Finnerty to discuss any specific testing questions or needs: (330)495-8809.

Do you provide independent IQ testing and/or gifted and talented evaluations?

Dr. Finnerty can provide independent IQ testing as well as related testing. This is typically done for questions related to giftedness or disability.

Please note that if your school determines that they need an IQ test they may conduct this test for free or otherwise pay for it (though generally they won't do an individually administered IQ test for giftedness questions). Dr. Finnerty does not make any classroom observations of a child nor does he attend IEP meetings. He will provide a report to a school, county board or other organization if you request it.

What are some Central Ohio area gifted education resources for more information?

Please contact your school district in relation to any potential programs they may offer and how to qualify for those programs. Here are some links to a few such programs to assist you:

Bexley City Gifted Education
Canal Winchester Local Gifted
Columbus City Gifted and Talented
Dublin City Gifted Education
Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ecot)
Gahanna-Jefferson City Gifted Education
The Graham School
Grandview Heights City Gifted Services
Groveport Madison Local Gifted and Talented Programming
Hamilton Local Gifted policy
Hilliard City Gifted Services
New Albany- Plain Local Gifted Services Department
Pickerington Schools Gifted Services
Reynoldsburg City Gifted Services
South-Western City Gifted & Talented Programming
Upper Arlington City Gifted Services
Westerville City Gifted Education
Whitehall City Gifted Services
Worthington City Gifted Services Department
Big Walnut Local Gifted Education Services
Buckeye Valley Local Gifted Identification
Delaware City Schools Gifted & Enrichment
Olentangy Local Gifted Services

Will you perform IQ testing and provide a report to government agencies?

Yes, Dr. Finnerty will perform this service. He will perform an IQ test, assess adaptive behaviors and provide a report that addresses functional domains looked at by Social Security disability as well as those on the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI/OEDI). Here are some relevant, local resources you may be interested in:

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities
OSU Nisonger Center
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Do you provide evaluations to determine if someone has a specific learning disability or ADHD?

No, Dr. Finnerty does not currently offer evaluations that are primarily focused on establishing whether someone has a LD or ADHD.

Do you provide evaluations for people applying for Social Security disability or VA disability benefits?

While Dr. Finnerty is willing to provide you with an independent evaluation, Dr. Finnerty strongly cautions you against trying to obtain your own disability evaluation for these programs unless your attorney advises it or you have another strong reason. In general, if Social Security or the VA decides that they do not have enough information on your claim they will order an evaluation from a psychologist or psychiatrist that they will pay for. If you wish to obtain an evaluation from Dr. Finnerty related to disability you will have to pay for the evaluation yourself. You'll be charged $750 in advance and neither Social Security or the VA will reimburse you for this. Dr. Finnerty has worked as an in-house file reviewer on Social Security disability claims since 2004. In addition, Dr. Finnerty has completed Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQ's) for third party companies evaluating Veterans for VA disability programs.

Do you have experience with Workers Compensation?

Dr. Finnerty provides impairment evaluations for the Ohio Industrial Commission. He is available for some BWC-related evaluation services as needed.

Do you provide counseling/psychotherapy/treatment?

Dr. Finnerty does not currently provide ongoing treatment at this time. While Dr. Finnerty plans to begin again offering some treatment services more extensively within the next few years, due to focusing on other projects he is currently not accepting new patients for treatment.

Does Dr. Finnerty administer the testing himself or use assistants?

Dr. Finnerty enjoys administering testing and does not use assistants. He perfoms all testing himself and is available at all times to make behavioral observations related to the testing.

Are your evaluations really independent if a specific person or organization is paying for it?

Dr. Finnerty does his best to act ethically and within relevant professional guidelines. For example, the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology Guideline 1.02 notes forensic practitioners "strive for accuracy, impartiality, fairness, and independence." It notes "forensic practitioners recognize the adversarial nature of the legal system and strive to treat all participants and weigh all data, opinions, and rival hypotheses impartially. When conducting forensic examinations, forensic practitioners strive to be unbiased and impartial, and avoid partisan presentation of unrepresentative, incomplete, or inaccurate evidence that might mislead finders of fact." Dr. Finnerty's practices are also consistent with the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.

Office Forms, Privacy Policy and Credentialing Information

Dr. Finnerty's privacy practices form
Dr. Finnerty's CV
Dr. Finnerty's malpractice insurance cover sheet
Dr. Finnerty's psychologist license
Dr. Finnerty's licensure verification
Ohio licensure verification website

Can you tell me more about Dr. Todd Elliott Finnerty, Psy.D.?

Todd Finnerty, Psy.D. is a psychologist and file review consultant on disability claims in Columbus, Ohio. He has performed medical records file reviews on Social Security disability claims since 2004. He also performs medical records reviews for disability insurance companies working from his home office. In addition, he also does some psychological evaluations related to disability and workers compensation. Dr. Finnerty has offered public comments in the past which have helped influence changes at the Social Security Administration. Dr. Finnerty has been nominated by his peers to run for president-elect of the American Psychological Association on multiple occasions. He also volunteers with the Ohio Psychological Association, most recently working on the education committee.

Have questions? You can call Dr. Finnerty directly on his cell phone (330)495-8809.

Are you currently running for an APA office and/or advocating for psychologists?

You can learn more about that here.

Where can I find Dr. Finnerty's books?

Dr. Finnerty's books are available on Amazon.

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