Chris Chmielewski

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RSW

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(226) 400-1834

Chris Chmielewski

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RSW


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Chris Chmielewski
186 Albert Street
206
London, ON N6A
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My background holds 40yrs of extensive practice experience and continued learning. Expertise:all relationship concerns; recovery/healing from emotional hurts, losses, trauma. Such events, if in early years, can instill persistent insecurity, fears, loneliness and grief, causing troubled close relationships and inner-life. Restricting our core resilient nature where we keep strong potentials to be more open, creative, confident, realistic/effective persons. Mainly treat “self-regulation” problems: Social anxiety, shame/guilt, anger, depression; overdependencies; Intimacy-sexuality, communication; Identity-personality issues,selfcare.
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.
As distress 'lives' in our physical-feeling self, insight can be insufficient. I use activating-experiential means (role play, practice experiment, art ), applying brain research, attachment/developmental psychology, analytic-interpretive processing (psychodynamic); C/DBT; trauma treatment; ‘internal self-state’; play therapy. Please GOOGLE client feedback.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $50 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Cheque, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Blue Cross
  • Canada Life | Great-West Life
  • Ceridian
  • Educational Institution Ins. covers therapy.
  • Great-West Life
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Greenshield
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • LifeWorks | Morneau Shepell
  • Manulife
  • Manulife
  • Most Insurers recognize Credentialed MSWs
  • Optima
  • SunLife
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 46 Years
  • Licence: Ontario / 3820
  • School: University of Toronto
  • Year Graduated: 1980

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, ON N6A
Call Chris Chmielewski
(226) 400-1834
Ask about video sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Emotional Disturbance
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Borderline Personality
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • 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
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Student/Youth:family/social-peer/performanc issues
  • Substance Use
  • 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
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Indigenous Peoples and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Deaf Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Little Person Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

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

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Professional Connections

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.
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Chris Chmielewski, MA, MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in London
Chris Chmielewski

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, MSW, RSW