Patrick McElyea

Patrick enjoys spending his time with his wife and three children. His passion is sailing and restoring his 1972 Balboa sailboat he salvaged.

Patrick McElyea

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Background

The majority of Patricks’ focus has been in the educational setting working with elementary, middle school, and high school levels and their families as a school social worker. He also held the position of Transition coordinator in partnership with Michigan Rehabilitation and Works©. Assisting students exiting high school and entering into the workforce through securing positions that earn real-life skills and ultimately employment. Additionally, Patrick has spent time working in the psychiatric unit at U of M Mott Children’s Hospital and with Adult and Children's Family Services of Genesee County.

Education

Patrick holds a Master's Degree in Social Work with a concentration in families and a School Social Work Certificate from Eastern Michigan University. Additionally, completing over 4,000 hours of post-degree work in an educational setting and passing the national licensure examination administered by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) he is fully licensed as a Clinical School Social in the State of Michigan. 

Clinical Approach

Using evidence-based research Patrick employs a combination of Solution-Focused and Cognitive Behavioral techniques. The goal is to identify and utilize an individual's assets to achieve overall long-term goals via short term measurable successes.

Areas of Concentration

Children, Adolescents, Adults, ADD/ADHD, Adjustment Issues, Anxiety/Panic/Phobia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Oppositional/Defiant Behaviors, Self-Control/Impulse Issues, Self-Esteem Issues, Self-Injury, Social Problems, Young Adult Life Transitions (life after high school).