Welcome to Namaste Counseling & Wellness

Welcome to Namaste Counseling & Wellness

Welcome to Namaste Counseling & WellnessWelcome to Namaste Counseling & WellnessWelcome to Namaste Counseling & Wellness

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Welcome to Namaste Counseling & Wellness

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Biography

Owner & Chief Change Officer
Christopher is a licensed therapist with over thirty years of experience working with adults, children and families.

He has worked as a Social Worker in the Western New York area helping people overcome the barriers that will hold them back. Overcoming those barriers will help you achieve your fullest potential. Christopher has worked in private practice since 1998. Christopher lives in North Tonawanda, NY with his wife.

Christopher specializes in helping patients manage symptoms related to Anxiety and Depression. He is well versed in therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Christopher also has extensive experience assessing and completing therapy with patients who struggle with addiction to mood-altering substances.

Christopher graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH and holds a Masters Degree in Social Science Administration with a concentration on Social Work with Children, Youth and Family's.

Christopher was recently awarded the "Provider Recovery Award." The Buffalo Psychiatric Center has recognized Christopher for his experience and "exemplary commitment to the promotion of recovery; belief in recipient independence; choice; and the fostering of partnerships." He can be reached at 716.213.3938.



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About Us

As defined by Mahatma Gandhi: In India when people meet and part they often say, Namaste' which means: "I honor the place within you where the entire Universe resides; I honor the place within you of love, of light, of truth, of peace; I honor the place within you, where, when you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, there is only one of us."

We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.

Location:

161 19th Avenue
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

(Tel.) 716-213-3938

(Fax) 716-794-1700

Hours:

Mon: 6:15 PM 

Tues: 6:15 PM & 7:30 PM

Wed.: 6:15 PM & 7:30 PM 

Thurs: 6:15 PM & 7:30 PM 

Friday: Closed
Sat: 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9 AM & 10 AM
Sunday: Closed

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In case of emergency

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY OR ACUTE CRISIS CALL 911 OR:
Crisis Services Hotline :

716-834-3131 (Erie County) 

716-285-3515 (Niagara County) 

Domestic Violence Hotline 716-862-HELP (4357)

NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline 1-800-942-6906

Kids Helpline 716-834-1144 or 1-877-KIDS-400 (1-877-543-7400

For non-emergency information & resources, go to http://crisisservices.org.

COVID-19

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Caring for our patients during COVID-19:

ATTENTION PATIENTS:

I am making every effort to continue delivering necessary care while maintaining the safety of our patients.

Measures we are taking:

1. I will be maintaining optimum sterilization of the entire office.

2. I will be attempting to monitor ALL incoming patients symptoms.

3. Office scheduling has been adapted and there is NO waiting.

4. Depending on government mandates, this may require a change in appointment times.

5. If I begin to exhibit signs of COVID-19 I will cancel scheduled appointments.

What we ask of you:

1. If you are ill in any way, especially if you have a fever, cough, unusal fatigue, PLEASE call the office before coming in.

2. Wash your hands frequently and disinfect.

3. Disinfect household items frequently

4. Please call the office if you are planning on not coming to a treatment so we may use tha time for other patients that require care.

I appreciate your cooperation in the above precautions. If you have any questions or concerns please contact me directly at 716-213-3938. 

Yours in Health,

Chris Kijowski, LCSWR

We now offer Tele-health

What is Telehealth?

What is Telehealth?

What is Telehealth?

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 The season of getting sick is here, and this year we all have good reason to be especially conscious of not spreading germs. 

As we are watching COIVID-19 spread and President Trump has extended the social distancing guidelines for the next 30-days, we have become increasingly concerned about the health and safety of everyone. Like everyone else, we are practicing social distancing. Since I operate from a home-based office I am canceling face-to-face sessions. We look forward to resuming face-to-face sessions when we feel it is safe for everyone involved.

We don’t want you to miss your sessions, however. That’s why we have set up a program of online therapy for all clients who wish to use it. You will need a private space at home, along with a good Internet connection and a computer or tablet.  Please ask us for more detail

What is Telehealth?

What is Telehealth?

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Tele-health is not new. It may be new to you but we're going to do our best to make this transition from traditional face-to-face therapy to tele-health as easy as possible.


Through audio and video over the internet, you can meet with your clinician on-the-go from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device (iOS or Android) - it's your choice!


Tele-health allows us to connect anywhere with secure and convenient appointments that save you time and hassle. There's no need to deal with traffic when you can schedule and attend your appointments directly from a laptop or mobile device.  


Click the following link for a list of commonly asked questions:

https://support.simplepractice.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003183011-Telehealth-FAQs-for-clients 





What is Therapy?

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 Therapy also called psychotherapy or counseling, is the process of meeting with a therapist to resolve problematic behaviors, beliefs, feelings, relationship issues, and/or somatic responses (sensations in the body). Beginning therapy can be a big step toward being the healthiest version of yourself and living the best life possible—no matter what challenges you may be facing. Through therapy, you can change self-destructive behaviors and habits, resolve painful feelings, improve your relationships, and more.

Though no one can tell you exactly what your therapy process will be like, in all modes of therapy you will establish goals for your therapy and determine the steps you will take to get there. Whether in individual, group, or family therapy, your relationship with your therapist is a confidential one and focuses not only on the content of what you talk about, but also the process. The therapeutic process--how you share your feelings and experiences--is considered to be just as important as the specific issues or concerns you share in therapy. Once you start therapy, it may help to know and recognize elements of healthy therapy as well as warning signs of questionable therapy.

On the whole, you can expect that your therapist will be someone who supports you, listens attentively, models a healthy and positive relationship experience, gives you appropriate feedback, and follows ethical guidelines. Good therapy should be tailored to you and your experiences.

You can follow this link to a list of Frequently Asked Questions about therapy

 https://www.goodtherapy.org/what-is-therapy.html