Mindful Consultation
    individual, couples & family therapy




You have reached the home page of James Chmielewski, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC).  I hope the information contained in these pages will address your concerns, help you in finding the right therapist to meet your needs and ultimately obtain the quality care you are seeking. 


Are you tired of:   (CHANGE TEXT COLOR)


  • Anxiety that hinders you from achieving your goals?
  • Choosing the wrong people in your search for love?  Or being so injured by past relationships you now find yourself closed off from them altogether?
  • Listening to that voice in your head that usually has something negative to say.
  • Anger that only seems to create increasing problems.
  • Poor self-esteem.
  • Using drugs, alcohol to excess, or engaging in other risky behaviors.


Change is possible.  (CHANGE TEXT COLOR)


  • You can learn to treat yourself better, trust yourself more and create a better life, one change at a time.
  • You can discover new ways of coping, improving your self-confidence and becoming more optimistic. 
  • You can clarify your life goals, improve your decision-making and manage difficult emotions with integrity. 
  • It is possible to clarify and communicate what you need to be happy in an assertive manner, set better boundaries and balance your work/non-work time.
  • You do not have to keep repeating unhealthy patterns in your life. 


How therapy can help.  (CHANGE TEXT COLOR)


Despite what some may think, therapy does not involve giving direct advice.  It may provide you with information, or teach you some new skills.  It may also offer a non-judgmental forum to sort out your feelings, or assist you in looking at your problems from new angles, but ultimately it is up to you to determine your own what course of action you feel will work for you, given your unique situation.


  • Therapy can help you to look at your situation more objectively and shed new light on long standing problems or patterns.
  • Therapy can teach you new skills and ways of thinking. 
  • Therapy is a place to express your concerns and clarify your feelings.
  • Therapy can help you understand your own behaviors, as well as the behavior of others, with the idea of drawing on your existing strengths and adjusting what's not working. 
  • Therapy can help you learn new, more effective, ways to deal with situations and others.




I aim to offer you short-term counseling that produces long-term results.  I’ve helped many people, just like you, create positive changes in their lives, permanently.


  • I promise to listen to you carefully, with an open mind, and reflect back honestly what I hear. 
  • I will also attempt to share the latest research available to assist you in better understanding your options, given your particular situation.
  • I will stay constructive, practical and flexible, so we can successfully work together, even during these challenging times.


Would like to see if this is possible for you?  (CHANGE TEXT COLOR)

I offer a variety of services, pricing packages and locations in which I can see you.  If you're you would like a free phone consultation, please call me to discuss your various options.  If you are ready to schedule a therapy session, you can do so online (click here), e-mail (JChmielewski@aol.com), or phone (773-430-9519); whichever is most convenient for you.


My office is located in historic, downtown Oak Park and provides a comfortable and confidential setting to discuss your concerns.  I offer flexible appointments and can, on some occasions, accept same-day appointments. 


Again, I hope the information provided will assist you in your selection of a therapist that will best fit your needs.  Please enjoy the remainder of the site.


Most major insurance plans accepted.

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James Chmielewski

1010 Lake Street – Suite 502A

Oak Park, IL 60301

O: (773) 430-9519 / F: (773) 889-2340

jchmielewski@aol.com / www.jc-therapy.com


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