Dr. Richard Fost, PHD

Dr. Richard Fost, PHD

Clinical Psychology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Richard Fost, PHD is a clinical psychologist in Poughkeepsie, NY and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Fordham University in 1994 and specializes in clinical psychology, clinical child & adolescent psychology, and more.

12 Davis Ave Stop 2N

Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • New York State of Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fost "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, ''The unexamined life is not worth living'') - Socrates, in Plato's ''Apology'' (ca 360 BCE); 3) ''Whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.'' - Patrick Henry (1739-1799)"

4  Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Adult Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Geriatric Psychology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Fost does not have any board certifications listed.

10  Conditions Treated

3  Procedures

  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Psychodynamic Therapy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University Of South Florida
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1976
  • Fordham University
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Department Of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Fordham Universtity
    Other Education | Completed 1980

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fost's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fost to family and friends
42 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (42)

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Dr. Fost's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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...more
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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;...more
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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...more
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