Stephen A. Felker, Ph.D., ABPP


Co-founder of Columbus Psychological in 1990, Dr. Felker has been working in mental health settings since 1977. Dr. Felker has served as adjunct faculty in both clinical and counseling psychology doctoral programs and has been a clinical supervisor for doctoral candidates in inpatient and outpatient practica and internships. He created and currently directs a post-doctoral psychology fellowship consortium in the Columbus area. He was instrumental in co-developing the first psychiatric inpatient unit at Doctors Hospital in Columbus and served as clinical consultant and psychology program director.

A sustaining member and Fellow of the Georgia Psychological Association, Dr. Felker is also a member of the American Psychological Association. He is a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Felker’s practice is limited to individual, couples, and group psychotherapies with adults. He has a special interest in working with people with anxiety disorders, trauma and post-trauma stress reactions and disorders, and both acute and chronic relationship dysfunction. He believes that most psychological suffering, apart from trauma or extreme hardship, results from difficulties in creating and sustaining loving, supportive relationships. He believes that therapy must be grounded on a thorough diagnostic understanding of a person in depth and not solely as a collection of symptoms and negative behaviors. Dr. Felker uses an integrative, individually-tailored therapy approach, blending interpersonal, psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based therapy traditions grounded in empirically supported techniques best suited to each individual’s presenting problems and relationship style.