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About Todd Finnerty, Psy.D.

Dr. Todd Finnerty is a psychologist and disability claim expert motivated to ensure that people get the help they qualify for and don’t fall through the cracks in the system. One way Dr. Finnerty helps others is by writing nexus letters.

Dr. Finnerty has been a psychologist since 2003. He has worked as an in-house consultant on Social Security disability claims since 2004. In the past he was also a contract examiner performing VA C&P examinations for both VES and QTC.

Dr. Finnerty is in private practice in Columbus, Ohio. He has significant training related to PTSD and other mental health conditions, including VA-specific training through the contractors VES and QTC. In the past Dr. Finnerty has performed hundreds of examinations on veterans for VA third-party contractors. Dr. Finnerty also helps make decisions on Social Security disability claims for the state of Ohio and has substantial experience in evaluating impairment. In this role Dr. Finnerty was named the 2012 “Disability Review Physician of the Year” by the National Association of Disability Examiners, Great Lakes Region and the 2010 “Consultant of the Year” by the Ohio Association of Disability Examiners. He has training in behavioral sleep medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Finnerty is a forensic specialist and adheres to the American Psychological Association’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct as well as the APA’s Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology (https://www.apa.org/practice/guidelines/forensic-psychology). These guidelines include the responsibilities of integrity, impartiality and fairness and note: “When offering expert opinions to be relied upon by a decision maker, providing forensic therapeutic services, or teaching or conducting research, forensic practitioners strive for accuracy, impartiality, fairness, and independence. 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. This guideline does not preclude forceful presentation of the data and reasoning upon which a conclusion or professional product is based.”

Dr. Finnerty’s NPI is 1427266741. Dr. Finnerty resides in Ohio where Dr. Finnerty is licensed as a psychologist (#5979) and can see anyone located in Ohio with this license. Dr. Finnerty offers a telehealth option to Ohio and a large number of other states where Dr. Finnerty can legally examine someone via telehealth. He can do this as he is a PSYPACT provider. In some states he can also apply for temporary permission to practice with the psychology board in that state. Dr. Finnerty also is a registered telehealth provider in Florida and can provide psychological services to individuals in Florida via telehealth. Dr. Finnerty’s Florida telehealth provider registration number is #752. Learn more here: www.flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/