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Dr. Richard Fost, PHD

Clinical Psychology •  Male • Age 68

  
Dr. Fost

Richard J. Fost, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist

12 Davis Ave Stop 2n Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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(845) 452-4949

Dr. Richard Fost, PHD is a clinical psychologist in Poughkeepsie, NY and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Fordham University in 1994 and specializes in clinical psychology, adolescent psychology, and more.


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Dr. Fost accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Medicaid
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Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
MVP Health Care
MVP Health Care PPO
New York State of Health
Oxford Health Plans
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UnitedHealthCare
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No malpractice claims found for New York
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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

Dr. Fost's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Fost

4.7

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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.
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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.
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He is incredibly funny and does a really good job at telling you what you need to hear.
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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.
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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
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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
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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'' - Confucious (551-479 BCE); 2) ''The unexamined life is not livable for a human being'' (paraphrased as...

Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Geriatric Psychology

Education

1994
Fordham University
Medical School
1990
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1980
Fordham Universtity
1976
University Of South Florida
Undergraduate School