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Chris L. McClish, LCP

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Chris L McClish, Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist 7500 W 151st St # 23344, Overland Park, KS 66223 Get Directions
(913) 735-4669

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Style of therapy Chris's style could best be described as "Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy". In this sense, "contextual" means that our actions are largely based in a context of environment combined with mental feedback. We often do the best we can with whatever tools are available. Therapy consists of skills designed to increase awareness of mental traps - treating some of theses unhelpful thoughts and feelings as "obstacles" (as opposed to rigid barriers), and most importantly, not allowing our mental products to keep us from fully engaging in life. It is not necessarily that our thinking is "wrong", nor is it as simple as mentally "flipping a switch", and suddenly thinking positively. On the contrary, life can be full of challenges. Realistically, some of the situations that we will find ourselves in, may very well be emotionally (or even physically) painful. When life presents challenges, we can only make it better or worse for ourselves, or for the people that we care about, by the unique ways in which we respond to stressors. My clients are surprised when I inform them of the following possibility: "It is not necessarily the case, that your thoughts and feelings are totally "wrong" or "irrational", or even that these thoughts need to change." "Instead the unhealthy relationship with your thoughts and feelings may be what need changed." Life provides enough suffering, but we add to it -we give too much power to some of these unhealthy thoughts and emotions. We miss out on life when we allow our thoughts and feelings to "bully us"!Read more

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I do my best to help.  Psychotherapy can be a "painful" process, so can learning a different set of skills, as well as change in general. We become safely accustomed to our thought patterns, as well as, our ways of coping with stress, and we get rigid with our response routines.  

I hope that you feel that my delivery of services is with compassion and kindness. If that is not the case, please let me know and I will try a different approach or refer you to a different provider.  I want you to succeed!

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Specialties

  • Psychology
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Individual Counseling
  • Mental Health

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Adult Autism
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger Syndrome
  • Depression
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Disorder

Procedures Performed

  • Behavior Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Psychotherapy Services

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Education

  • Internship Hospital
    Charter Behavioral Health Services Kansas City

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    Avila University

    Graduated in 1992

    Rockhurst University
  • Other Education
    Avila University

    Completed in 1996

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  • English

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Chris holds a license as a Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist.  He provides therapy as a sole proprietor in the State of Kansas. Chris has many years of experience in the mental health field, working with clients of all ages.

He has worked with clients with a vast array of mental disorders, including addiction and dual diagnosis clients. He has worked in a variety of settings including: community outpatient, psychiatric inpatient, intensive outpatient, and individual psychotherapy. He has been in various roles such as therapist, clinical supervisor, clinical director, and therapy practice owner. He has helped establish or start programs and services in the Kansas City area.  Early in his career, he learned from what he considers the best of therapists. He has also been a mentor, licensing supervisor, and consultant to many mental health professionals.

He has also published numerous mental health related articles, authored books, and has appeared on television, as wells as newspaper, and other electronic media as a topic expert. He has also designed mental health related workbooks, websites, and computer programs (as he has talent with computers and graphic design). Despite his experience with a diversity of issues, his passion and specialty has been to provide services to those disorders that coincidently start with the letter "A", what he calls an "A" list of disorders, which include client issues related to: Aspergers, Autism (high functioning), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety disorders, and Adjustment disorders. His current interest involves giving help to those with progressive conditions such as Parkinsonisms and other similar conditions cope with their condition (and/or support and provide therapy to their family members).

He resides with family in the Kansas City area. He has three children and two grandchildren. He has enjoyed hobbies and interests such as: martial arts, digital art, music composition, web and program design, graphic design, and served as not only an advocate for those with mental health issues, but also those who have Parkinsonisms and other progressive brain illnesses.

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Chris McClish's Care Philosophy

Style of therapy

Chris's style could best be described as "Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy".  In this sense, "contextual" means that our actions are largely based in a context of environment combined with mental feedback. We often do the best we can with whatever tools are available.  Therapy consists of skills designed to increase awareness of mental traps - treating some of theses unhelpful thoughts and feelings as "obstacles" (as opposed to rigid barriers), and most importantly, not allowing our mental products to keep us from fully engaging in life. It is not necessarily that our thinking is "wrong", nor is it as simple as mentally "flipping a switch", and suddenly thinking positively.  On the contrary, life can be full of challenges. Realistically, some of the situations that we will find ourselves in, may very well be emotionally (or even physically) painful.  When life presents challenges, we can only make it better or worse for ourselves, or for the people that we care about, by the unique ways in which we respond to stressors. My clients are surprised when I inform them of the following possibility: "It is not necessarily the case, that your thoughts and feelings are totally "wrong" or "irrational", or even that these thoughts need to change." "Instead the unhealthy relationship with your thoughts and feelings may be what need changed." Life provides enough suffering, but we add to it -we give too much power to some of these unhealthy thoughts and emotions. We miss out on life when we allow our thoughts and feelings to "bully us"!

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I do my best to help.  Psychotherapy can be a "painful" process, so can learning a different set of skills, as well as change in general. We become safely accustomed to our thought patterns, as well as, our ways of coping with stress, and we get rigid with our response routines.  

I hope that you feel that my delivery of services is with compassion and kindness. If that is not the case, please let me know and I will try a different approach or refer you to a different provider.  I want you to succeed!