Dr. Richard Fost, PHD

Clinical PsychologyMaleAge 70

Clinical Psychology

Dr. Richard Fost, PHD is a Clinical Psychologist in Poughkeepsie, NY. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Richard Fost, PHD

Richard J. Fost, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist

12 Davis Ave Stop 2n Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(845) 452-4949

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Care Philosophy

"The ancient rationale for psychotherapy in three quotations:

1) ''He who cannot describe the problem will never find the solution to the problem'' - Confucious (551-479 BCE);

2) ''The unexamined life ..."

- Dr. Richard Fost, PHD

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  • Low Wait Times
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Dr. Fost's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Geriatric Depression
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Relationship Issues
  • Social Phobia

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(845) 452-4949

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Dr. Fost's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fost

4.7

Based on 47 ratings

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Great person. Takes the time to listen to his patients, gives great strategies to help cope with life issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 14, 2020
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Since consistently seeing Dr. Fost in December of 2018, i have had an undeniable amount of personal growth. He keeps me accountable, and allows me to see deeper inside of myself. When I first started going I had no motivation to build a successful future for myself. Since then I have attained my Real Estate License, with goals of moving forward in my life in all aspects. While therapy is not a magical cure, it certainly is a very useful and important tool heal and grow. I highly recommend going to Dr. Fost if you are open and willing to make positive changes in your life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 08, 2020
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I have already recommended him to others. I find him to be straightforward with good direction for my care. I appreciate that he validates my feelings and experiences.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Aug 16, 2019
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Doctor Fost has been a phenomenal asset to me over the past few months. He has helped me discern a number of difficulties through his insightful dialogue, and experiential stories. He's willing to just listen, and he's willing to just talk to you if you need it. He will always have some way of putting your difficulties in to perspective. He strives to help you learn to understand yourself, without telling you what to think about yourself. I would recommend Dr. Fost highly.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Patterson, NY – Dec 07, 2017
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He is incredibly funny and does a really good job at telling you what you need to hear.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Chris Santos in Poughkeepsie, NY – Nov 27, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr. Fost for a little over a year. He has helped me greatly. I have seen other providers in the past but never felt like I was getting anywhere. With Dr. Fost, I see significant changes in myself, my life, and my overall wellbeing. Dr. Fost does not fix your problems for you; he challenges you to find your own answers and guides you along the way. You must put in effort yourself. I will continue to see Dr. Fost as long as he remains in practice. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Poughkeepsie, NY – Mar 29, 2017
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Dr. Fost has helped me and my son get through an ugly divorce. I appreciate all he has done for us. My son and I have both come out the other side of this divorce being whole again and happy in our lives. Thank you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Dominick C. in Hopewell Jct., NY – Mar 17, 2017
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Dr. Fost is very personable, caring and insightful. He is my son's therapist and has built up quite a rapport with him. This is important when dealing with a teenager. My son has confidence in him and will discuss his feelings with Dr. Fost in a way that he will not with his father or me. That is what you want when you child sees a therapist. We are pleased with the progress our son is making since seeing Dr. Fost
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Hopewell Junction, NY – Feb 15, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The ancient rationale for psychotherapy in three quotations:

1) ''He who cannot describe the problem will never find the solution to the problem''...
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Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Geriatric Psychology

Education

1990
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1980
Fordham Universtity
1976
University of South Florida
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Richard Fost, PHD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Fost has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Richard Fost, PHD's top areas of care?

Dr. Fost frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Adjustment Disorder , and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Fost treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Fost, PHD's office located?

Dr. Fost's office is located at 12 Davis Ave Stop 2n, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Richard J. Fost, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist

Vassar Professional Building12 Davis Ave Stop 2n Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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