Robert McElwee

(LCMFT)

About Me

My name is Bob McElwee, and I have been a clinical therapist for more than 25 years. I am a retired clergyman, and I currently work as a teacher and chaplain at a boys boarding school in Southeast Kansas. My wife and I have raised seven children, and we currently have 15 grandchildren. I have earned master’s degrees in literature, theology, and clinical psychology. Additionally, I also have an associate degree as a motorcycle repair and maintenance technician. In addition to riding and repairing Harley Davidson motorcycles, I enjoy gardening, carpentry, scuba diving, long distance bicycle riding, model trains, exercise, travel, and reading.
As a clergyman I have considerable experience in marriage preparation, couples counseling, divorce adjustment, and grief and bereavement therapy. As a clinical therapist most of my work has been with individual mood disorders (e.g. anxiety and depression). I am a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist (LCMFT). As such I have worked mostly with people in stressed relationships that have produced individual disfunctions and flawed coping strategies.
My theoretical basis for most of my therapeutic interventions is most accurately described as “Cognitive-Behavioral.” Even so I take “Script Theory” seriously and find it a useful tool in helping people to re-conceptualize and organize their personality structure and characteristics. In this regard I am currently investigating “Narrative Therapy” and its theoretic techniques.
At base I am an optimistic person who believes that people have the ability to recover from past negative experiences if given proper tools, techniques, and encouragement. I enjoy assisting people as they create a productive, responsible, principled, and creative life that they can be proud of, and enjoy.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Avoidant Personality , Blended Family Issues , Dependent Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMFT #069 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by J.A. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Robert for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Robert is awesome. He's definitely seasoned veteran. If you tried to hide your problems, he will know. So be ready for your changes with Robert because something good will come to you :)

Written by L.U. on Jul 16, 2021 after counseling with Robert for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mr.McElwee gives me great tips and is incredibly supportive. I feel much more positive after my session with him.

Written by T.O. on Jul 05, 2021 after counseling with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and

supper nice and very supporting

Written by C.O. on May 19, 2021 after counseling with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great therapist

Written by G.I. on May 13, 2021 after counseling with Robert for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Easy to talk to. Understanding and caring.