Chris Chmielewski

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RSW

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Chris Chmielewski, MA, MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in London
(855) 449-3207

Chris Chmielewski

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RSW


Location

Chris Chmielewski
186 Albert Street
206
London, Ontario N6A
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(855) 449-3207

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PSYCHOTHERAPY, COUNSELLING: FAMILY, CHILD, YOUTH, COUPLE-MARITAL, INDIVIDUAL; CONSULTATION; 'LIFE COACHING'. My background is 40years extensive practice experience and continued learning. Expertise: all relationship concerns, including parenting preparation; separation-divorce. Also, recovery/healing from emotional hurts, losses, trauma. Such events, especially in early years, can instill persistent insecurity, fears, loneliness and grief, causing troubled inner-life and distressed relationships... Keeping us from our core resilient nature where we hold strong potentials to be more emotionally open, creative, confident, realistic/effective persons. I mainly address: Social anxiety, oppression, conflict, shame/guilt, anger, sadness-depression; Addictions/overdependencies; Intimacy, sexuality, communication, identity-'personality' issues; Employment, education, selfcare goals.

My 'style' is committed engagement: developing a supportive-challenging connection that encourages open exploring; abundant feedback, resources, (humor as helpful). Perspectives applied: our deeper subconscious energies and persuasions; family dynamics ; Neuropsychology; social-cultural-historical factors; philosophy. Orientation: wholeperson wellness; noting your complexity and unique situation, passions and wisdom for discovering new meanings/choices, and voice.

Because distress 'lives' in our physical-feeling self, besides thoughts, insight can be insufficient. My focus is primarily emotional, applying expressive approaches, brain research and attachment/developmental psychology in methods used toward attaining fuller personal integration: Analytic-interpretive processing (psychodynamic); relational; C/DBT; trauma treatment. FEE: Adjustable to means. Please note more information via Google.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 43 Years
  • School: University of Toronto
  • Year Graduated: 1980
  • License No. and State: 3820 Ontario

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $50 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Ceridian
  • Educational Institution Ins. covers therapy.
  • Great-West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Greenshield
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Manulife
  • Manulife
  • Most Insurers recognize Credentialed MSWs
  • Optima
  • SunLife
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Ontario College of Social Workers / 322455
  • Certificate Date: 1988
  • Certificate: Family and Children's Services of York: / Strategic Family Therapy (MRI)
  • Certificate Date: 1990

Location

Chris Chmielewski
186 Albert Street
206
London, Ontario N6A
Call Chris Chmielewski
(855) 449-3207

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Emotional Disturbance
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Student/Youth:family/social-peer issues
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: First Nations and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Religious Orientation: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations
Age
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Categories
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Imago
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Neuroscience/brain research informed practice.
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational
  • Self/Ego-State psychology;"Inner child"
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Supervision Services
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Professional Connections

Mrs. Melodie Vella, MSW, RSW
Mrs. Melodie Vella, MSW, RSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Friend, known for 13 years
Chris is a very supportive supervisor with extensive knowledge of best practices and expertise in all areas. He will gently challenge you, help you explore your blind spots and tighten your boundaries to achieve ultimate benefit to your practice. I highly recommend him to new and experienced therapist.
Mrs. Melodie Vella, MSW, RSW
Mrs. Melodie Vella, MSW, RSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Friend, known for 13 years
Mrs. Melodie Vella, MSW, RSW
Mrs. Melodie Vella, MSW, RSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist Friend, known for 13 years
A compassionate, skilled and and deeply committed colleague, with a strong affinity for working with children and youth. Continually strives to improve on her abilities by on-going learning and consultation. I have personal knowledge of her work and highly recommend Ms. Vella.

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Last Modified: 25 Apr 2018
Chris Chmielewski, MA, MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in London

Chris Chmielewski

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RSW