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JOAN E. CHILDS, LCSW

Inspirational Speaker • Psychotherapist • Author

Joan E. Childs, LCSW is an experienced, renowned therapist, whose work and skill is recognized regionally and nationally. She has been in private practice since 1978. Her resume in brief includes:

  • Two published books, THE MYTH OF THE MAIDEN: On Being a Woman and WHY DID SHE JUMP? My Daughter’s Battle with Bipolar Disorder, soon to be a movie
  • Two more submitted for publication, LIFE AFTER LOSS: A Journey of Eight Steps and THE BLITHERING BLOGS OF A BLISSFUL BLOGGER
  • TV producer, host and guest on national radio and television shows including Oprah
  • Inspirational Keynote Speaker
  • Member of National Speakers Association & Florida Speakers Association

Meet Joan E. Childs

Workshops, Group Sessions & Individual Therapy

Two-day Intensive Workshops for Couples
I am planning a 2-Day Couple's Intensive Workshop on January 11-12, 2019, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. The workshop is based on the work of Hedy Schleifer, Encounter Centered Couple Therapy (ECCT). For more information on this approach, please visit my Couples Therapy page. Learn more about Hedy and ECCT at Hedy Schleifer, Ted Talks in Tel Aviv. This workshop is designed to help couples reconnect in their relationship and learn new ways of sustaining intimacy. The fee per couple is $750.00 for both days. Anyone interested in participating please contact me by email or telephone at (954) 568-1004.

Two-day Couple’s Workshop For Couples Headed To The Altar
Any couple getting ready to tie the knot would benefit from attending my 2-day workshop, learning how to untie love knots before your wedding day. Give your intended the gift of lasting intimacy! This workshop will be held on January 25-26, 2019 from 10:00 am-6:00 pm. This may be the best investment you can make in your relationship! The fee is $750.00 per couple for both days. To register please contact me by email or telephone at (954) 568-1004.


Group Sessions - I am beginning a new group that will require a 6-month commitment of each participant. It will begin on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM once a week for 26 weeks. The fee is $100.00 per weekly session. The purpose of the group is to gain insight, personal growth and support. There is an 8 person maximum. The group is limited to 8 persons, so contact me ASAP if you are interested in participating. Anyone interested in joining please email me at Joanec@aol.com.

Individual Psychotherapy - Ask yourself if you have issues that are interfering with the quality of your life. If so, psychotherapy might be helpful. After nearly 41 years, I still provide individual sessions to help resolve conflicts that still linger and keep you stuck.

Marriage/Couple Therapy - If your marriage or relationship is suffering and causing chronic conflict between you and your partner, perhaps it’s time to seek out some professional help. It’s hard to mend a broken arm yourself. It takes a professional. It’s just as difficult to mend a broken heart or relationship. It too requires professional help.

Off the Couch

View my video series:
"Off the Couch: Morning Moments with Joan E. Childs"

Invite Joan to Speak at Your Organization

Speaking Topics Include:
Coping with Grief and Loss in the Private and Corporate World
Your Cup is Half Full: NOT Half Empty!
Life after Loss: A Journey of Eight Steps
Sex in the City after 60!
Making Love Work
Managing Stress for Inner Peace
Being a Woman in the 21st Century
The Legend of the Lost Libido:
Where, Oh Where Has My Sexy Self Gone?
Starting Over: It’s Never Too Late!
Healing Wounded Warriors

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