Staff
Rick McCawley, LMHC, NCC, QS

Patrick (Rick) McCawley, LMHC, NCC, QS

Location: Sarasota, FL


Patrick (Rick) McCawley is a licensed clinician with 25+ years of experience providing specialized clinical evaluations and treatment/therapy/counseling services among diverse clinical populations with adolescents/adults/geriatrics as well as violent offenders/sexual offenders.  Through his career, Rick has worked in various settings including clinical psychology/counseling clinics, community mental health centers, residential treatment programs, psychiatric hospitals, and forensic institutions utilizing empirically validated/evidence-based comprehensive clinical assessments coupled with individual/group treatments:  cognitive/behavioral, behavior modification, dialectical-behavioral, solution-focused, skill-building, insight-oriented therapies, etc. He also has served as an administrator in a treatment program as Clinical Director and provided clinical supervision to mental health professionals completing internships. Rick’s expertise is development of a comprehensive treatment plan highly individualistic to your clinical case and treatment needs to apply specific clinical methods/strategies/interventions to fully enhance the quality of life.  For hobbies/interests/leisure activities, he much enjoys health/exercise/fitness training/wellness/sports nutrition and high performance offshore powerboat racing.

Education:
– Attended Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology with a Specialization in Neuropsychology
– Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology
– Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology/Human Development

Qualifications:
– Licensed Clinician in Florida and Massachusetts
– Nationally Board Certified
– Board Qualified Supervisor of Interns

Clinical Specialty Areas:
– Neurocognitive Disorders (Traumatic Brain Injuries/Post-Concussion Syndrome/Head Trauma from Sports Injuries/Strokes/Neurologically-Based Conditions/Residual COVID-Related Syndromes)
– Neurodegenerative Disorders (Alzheimer’s Disease/Vascular Dementia/Parkinson’s Disease/Lewy Body Disease/Pick’s Disease/Frontotemporal Dementia/Various Dementias/Age-Related Cognitive Decline)
– Cognitive Rehabilitation and Retraining (Memory/Attention-Concentration/Mental Processing Speed/Cognitive Flexibility/Speech-Language/Executive Functions)
– Pain Management (Headaches/Fibromyalgia/Neuropathy/Cervical-Lumbar Spine Back Pain)
– Behavioral Medicine/Health Psychology
– Mood Disorders/Depression/Anxiety/Adjustment Reactions/Trauma
– Personality Disorders
– Substance Use Disorders/Addictions
– Anger Management
– Phase of Life Issues
– Stress Management
– Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
– Sexual Disorders/Men’s Issues
– Sports Psychology

**Announcement**
On February 27th, our current electronic health system will transition to a new and advanced system to better serve you: Athena. Prior to the transition date, you will be sent a registration link to create a new patient account in Athena. If you have any immediate questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your therapist, or call our office to speak to a staff member. 

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