Christopher John Koniarczyk, LCMHC, LPC, LAC
Chris is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina and a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of Colorado. Presently he maintains a therapy practice in Winston-Salem, NC as well as providing teletherapy to clients throughout the states of North Carolina and Colorado.
Chris is the type of counselor that believes finding the right therapist for YOU is the most important thing you can do. He goes out of his way to make clients feel accepted, comfortable, and understood. Offering a non-judgmental atmosphere where clients feel accepted wherever they are at. Chris believes that therapy should be enjoyable, not stuffy. He is easy to talk to, friendly, and caring. Combining an easy-going approach with years of education and experience. Chris makes clients feel comfortable opening up and working on their therapeutic goals. Clients are asked to challenge themselves and make changes that they want.
Licensing & Qualifications
- LCMHC- Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor- North Carolina
- LAC- Licensed Addiction Counselor- Colorado
- LPC- Licensed Professional Counselor- Colorado
- MA- Masters of Arts Degree, University of Colorado Denver, 2011
- Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education
- BA- Bachelor of Arts Degree, University at Buffalo, 2004
Chris grew up in Buffalo, NY. He began pursuing his Bachelors Degree at The University of Pittsburgh in 1999 and completed his degree at The University at Buffalo in 2004. While at The University of Buffalo he worked in an intensive treatment program for children suffering with extreme ADHD. He also volunteered as a Crisis Services Advocate where he advocated for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
In 2011 he completed his Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology Counselor Education at The University of Colorado Denver. During grad school he worked at the City of Denver's Employee Assistance Program. While working there he counseled individuals, families, and couples. Throughout grad school he also taught living skills to college students with disabilities (primarily Asperger Syndrome) at College Living Experience.
Since graduating in 2011, Chris has worked as the primary Day Treatment Therapist at the Community Reach Center, where he did individual, group, and family therapy with children and families suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. He has also worked with professionals including nurses, pharmacists, therapists, etc dealing with addiction and mental health issues while working at Peer Assistance Services. In addition, Chris earned his license in Addictions Counseling (LAC) in 2016.
In 2020, Chris and his family moved to Winston-Salem, NC. There he has a private practice where he specializes in family, teen, couples, and addiction therapy. He also sees clients via teletherapy throughout the states of North Carolina and Colorado. During his time away from work, he enjoys the outdoors, going to concerts, spending time with his wife, baby girl, and golden retriever.