Chris Bartkowiak


Chris Bartkowiak


Telehealth Available
Professions: Life Coach, Mental Health Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMHC - MH5877
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Sliding scale 60 - 120 . You determine what you can afford I do not check or ask you to verify what your financial status is.
Free Initial Consultation


1912 Hamilton St.
Suite 202
Jacksonville, Florida 32210
1705 Emerson St.
Jacksonville, Florida 32207

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My Approach to Helping

Over the last twenty years as a therapist, I have realized how listening is an art form. My approach is to get to the core issues as quickly as possible and provide you some relief in the first session in an atmosphere of confidentiality and non-judgement. You will know very quickly whether we are a good match. You are unique therefore each session is custom designed using the counseling techniques that will work specifically for you. My practice provides traditional counseling, life coaching, mindfulness ,EMDR in a safe comfortable setting. I work with adults and couples dealing with communication issues, midlife issues,existential crisis, anger, PTSD, grief, transgender issues, sexual issues relating to shame, confusion, inability to control emotions. My fees are based on a sliding scale depending on what you can afford and you determine that. The advantage of the sliding scale or self pay is that the sessions do not become part of your medical record unless you choose them to be.. I do not have to diagnose or label you . My notes can be very limited and due to my horrible penmanship a lot of times they are unreadable anyway.

More Info About My Practice

My life experiences include: Polish immigrant at the age of six and living in a cold flat apartment in Yonkers, New York in the sixties, to a middle-class home in Orlando, Florida in the seventies. Serving in the US Army Military Police stationed in Germany where at the age of twenty I was investigating traffic homicides. Nine years on the Orlando Police Department from 1981-1990 when crack cocaine first hit the streets. Divorcing my first wife and the police department within 6 months, being totally burnt out at that time and experiencing multiple PTSD symptoms. Working as an independent sales rep covering Florida and Georgia that specialized in Art, nature, multicultural, metaphysical products in the nineties while working on my Masters in Counseling. Fortunate to travel around the world and currently have twin young adults who are dual nationals, 4 years ago having a pulmonary embolism with A-fibs, spending 7 days in intensive care which caused me to really focus on my stress and consciousness level.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as a therapist is to assist you in a safe, confidential, zen type environment where you are free to step out of your story and be able to look at your life with nonjudgement. It is very hard to find this with friends and relatives who usually are not able to give you different perspectives other then what they believe is the right path or solution for you.

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Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy

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