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Dr. Robert Stewart

Clinical Psychology
Greeley, CO
45 years experience male

About

Bio

I'm a retired licensed clinical psychologist in Colorado and was board certified in biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA) from 1982 to 2010. I have specialized training in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) and in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I was an Army officer and combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam and have experience working with military veterans. I was a police psychologist for 11 years and have more than 25 years experience with Critical Incident Stress Management for a variety of first responders (police officers, firefighters, paramedics, dispatchers, National Park rangers).

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

442 Answers
332 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Treat any addiction: By increasing your motivation to change. Look at use pattern (keep a log), identify consequences, list reasons to change, rate motivation for each r... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills ; learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions ; beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body ; your mi... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Confusing question.: Ask your question again with a few more details. I don't understand the connection among hyper, schizophrenia, stress, and ptsd.
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
SS disability: Usually requires evaluation by a ss evaluator. If you apply for ss disability, you will be referred to someone for evaluation. If you've been treate... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Managing anxiety:: The most effective treatment for anxiety is relaxation training coupled with cognitive therapy that helps you modify the thoughts, perceptions and bel... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Manage anxiety: by learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body &... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Addiction is: A misguided attempt to feel good or solve a problem. Counseling can help identify the motivation for alcohol, the triggers for drinking, & healthier ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Learn relaxation : Skills (biofeedback may help -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) & practice good sleep habits -- consistent bed & wake times, warm bed & cool room, quiet... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction ; engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and practicin... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
New research: Indicates that stress may only be harmful if you believe it is harmful. It may be our attitude about stress that is most harmful. Check out the full... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Vegetarian/vegan : Seafood should contain no shellfish. It would be made with plant ingredients made to mimic the taste of shellfish. Therefore, if it is purely vegeta... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Check back with Dr.: Who prescribed Paxil (paroxetine) to discuss a change in medication and find a mental health professional to treat your depression and anxiety. Medic... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Could be breathing: Pattern is dysfunctional. That's common with panic. A relaxed, abdominal breathing pattern rather than a shallow or upper chest breathing pattern i... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Knowledge changes.: Good science replaces false ideas ; superstitions with more accurate understanding. We know the earth is not flat ; epilepsy, leprosy ; homosexuality... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Learn relaxation : Skills (biofeedback may help -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) & practice good sleep habits -- consistent bed & wake times, warm bed & cool room, quiet... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Manage stress: With e-a-s-e. 1)eliminate the stressor from your life (be assertive; delegate; take breaks & vacations) 2)alter the impact of the stressor (problem s... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Cognitive-behavioral: Therapy is the most effective treatment available for depression. It may sometimes need to be supplemented with medication for best results. It's al... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction ; engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and practicin... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Talk to a physician,: Psychologist, or therapist. It is helpful to start with a physician to rule out medical causes for your symptoms. Stress or anxiety can be effective... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
A low-carb diet high: In protein could affect your serotonin level, according to dr. Mcdougall (www.Drmcdougall.Com). A diet high in starches, vegetables & fruits is healt... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Access to condoms: Allows for responsible behavior as an alternative to unprotected sex. If someone has little self discipline, it might make sense for that person to e... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
A second opinion: Is always okay. If you don't have confidence in your doctor or your treatment is not working, check with another doctor. If it is just that you don'... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com or www.Nutritionfacts.Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health.... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Depression signs: Include being down most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in activities, unintended increase/decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Stress may lead to: hypertension by constricting surface blood vessels as part of the fight/flight response. If this emergency response is set off too often or stays on ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Mental health drs: Include psychiatrists, who are medical doctors (M.D. Or D.O.) who focus primarily on mental illness, and psychologists, who have a doctoral degree (p... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Excessive worry : Is a type of anxiety. The best treatment is relaxation training & cognitive therapy that helps you modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that l... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Insomnia suggestions: Regular sleep schedule, especially time to get up. Minimize light before sleep period, including tv & computer. Don't go to bed hungry or right after ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Regret can occur: After any decision a person makes. Decisions that are irreversible may produce stronger regret when regret occurs. If the decision to have an abortio... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Learn relaxation : Skills (biofeedback may help -- www.Bcia.Org or www.Aapb.Org) & practice good sleep habits -- consistent bed & wake times, warm bed & cool room, quiet... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Why do you need: your parents' permission at 45 years old? There is obviously more to your situation than you have indicated. I assume you have a primary doctor, or ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Panic attacks are: Sudden, intense, usually brief anxiety attacks & may be mistaken for a heart attack or other life-threatening condition. If they reoccur unpredictably... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and pract... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
New research: Indicates that stress may only be harmful if you believe it is harmful. It may be our attitude about stress that is most harmful. Check out the full... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Mental health drs:: Psychiatrists are medical doctors (M.D. Or D.O.) who focus primarily on mental illness. They can prescribe medication. Psychologists have a doctoral... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
A vegetarian diet: Is healthy. For more information, check out drmcdougall.Com and nutritionfacts.Org. Both cite lots of research on the benefits of a plant-based diet... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Manage anxiety: By learning relaxation skills & learning to modify the thoughts, perceptions & beliefs that trigger your anxiety. Learning to calm your body & your mi... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Manic & hypomanic: Episodes do not always include little need for sleep. That is just one of several possible symptoms, including high energy, euphoria, impulsive behav... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning and practicin... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Depression remedies: Include exercising, engaging in social interaction & engrossing activities, practicing gratitude, doing kind things for others, learning & practicing ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
It just means: The depression is caused by a specific situation that is plausibly related to feeling depressed. Situational depression is usually easier to resolve ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Drugs are not best.: The most effective treatment for anxiety is relaxation training coupled with cognitive therapy that helps you modify the thoughts, perceptions and bel... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Manage stress: With e-a-s-e. 1)eliminate the stressor from your life (be assertive; delegate; take breaks & vacations) 2)alter the impact of the stressor (problem s... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Stop a panic attack: By learning relaxation skills ahead of time. Biofeedback training can help you learn to manage your body's reactions. Find biofeedback professionals... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
More information is : Needed to figure out why you feel the way you do. If feeling "weird" is distressing to you, talk to a mental health professional to figure it out and... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.com or www.Nutritionfacts.org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health.... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.com or www.Nutritionfacts.org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health,... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
No. Diet sodas are: Not healthy. They have no nutritional value. For information on a healthy diet, check out www.Drmcdougall.Com and www.Nutritionfacts.Org. Nutrition... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Stewart
Clinical Psychology 45 years experience
Managing anxiety:: The most effective treatment for anxiety is relaxation training coupled with cognitive therapy that helps you modify the thoughts, perceptions and bel... Read More

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May 11, 2013
I recommend Dr. Stewart. I look forward to reading the information he provides - which is balanced, accurate, understandable & helpful. Dr. Stewart's compassion is evident.
Aug 9, 2013
Practical, thoughtful answers that articulate complex things in helpful ways. I enjoy all of Dr. Stewart's contributions and highly recommend him.
Nov 5, 2012
Dr. Stewart is an informative, knowledgeable, and caring psychologist -- a wonderful colleague to have on HealthTap.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank You Dr. Bob Stewart, I am reading in to the detailed nervous system for CRPS. And this has helped me understand it more through your excellent desription of involv...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank​ you. The words took my thinking towered good path . I start imagine my self in good place of mind . Was excellent help. Thank you again Dr.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! I feel its vital to our well being to laugh, to hug to be grateful!! You're a star Dr. Stewart! Awesome topic!!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Northern Colorado
Graduated 1977MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Greeley, CO - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Greeley, CO - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Greeley, CO - Winter
2013
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