Main Content

JOAN E. CHILDS, LCSW
Psychotherapist, Author and Inspirational Speaker

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

  • Her new book I HATE THE MAN I LOVE: A Conscious Relationship is Your Key to Success is currently released as an e-Book; the paperback will be released on October 11, 2020
  • 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
  • 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


I Hate the Man I Love: A Conscious Relationship is Your Key to Success - E-Book Available for Order!

I Hate the Man I Love: A Conscious Relationship is Your Key to Success is available for purchase as an e-Book and as a paperback on October 11, 2020. It is a culmination of nearly 42 years of experience working with women who shared the same phenomenon -- that of hating and loving the same man.


Order On Amazon Order On Barnes and Noble

Recent Articles

Individual and Group Therapy | Intensive Therapy

Invite Joan to Speak at Your Organization

  • Hello I’m Joan E. Childs, a licensed clinical social worker in private practice since 1978. I help people just like you to overcome problems that are keeping you stuck. I’ve developed my practice based upon for the most part my own life experiences. I, as you have, suffered through many traumatic events the worst having been the loss of my daughter who leapt to her death due to bipolar one disorder. I have written a book about this tragedy in hopes that it will help others who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to a mental illness. It will be released in February 2014 and is titled An Angel to Remember.Not unlike many of you I too have been married and divorced a few times. I had five children with many of the issues you have with your children. I’ve had a few dysfunctional relationships many disappointments and hardships that have caused me to feel overwhelmed and helpless and not unlike you have looked into the abyss of despair. Life itself is a roller coaster but once you have the tools and resources to overcome the unforeseen plunges you can learn to enjoy the anticipated highs and deal with life on life’s terms my practice is aimed at those who are not able to cope with those unexpected misfortunes and tragedies. When we are young the world is full of promise and we think we will live forever. As we mature we come to realize that life is finite and there are many things we can’t control. Often we feel helpless and powerless. These feelings can obscure choices that if we had an objective person to help us see our situation with a new set of eyes we could take control of our response to things we thought were hopeless. With my professional help I can show you ways to recover and become survivors of your traumas.Too often without help we find ourselves on that path of addiction that leads to anxiety and depression causing us to act out our feelings instead of feeling them. We can’t heal what we can’t feel and grieving is the healing feeling. It has been said many times you can choose to either run from your past or deal with it. I know I’ve been there and I have survived it wasn’t easy but it is a decision to survive or to be a victim. The choice is yours. My training combined with my own life experiences can provide you with solutions that will guide you towards resolution, help you return to your authentic self and offer options you may not have been able to see once you find your path to recovery. It will lead you to fulfilment hope joy and a promise of new beginnings.

    I do not offer you a panacea that will make all of your problems suddenly vanish. Instead we shall work together first to understand and recognize the cause talk and work through them and ultimately together create resolution and perpetual possibilities to achieve your outcome goals. It is not an event it is a process. I welcome you to enter my website where you will learn what I’ve been able to accomplish learn a bit more about me the books and articles I’ve written and my methodologies of assisting those in need. I look forward to being your guide back to a life fulfilled. Benjamin Mays says the tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal, the tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.

Speaking Topics Include:

  • Owning Your Choices
  • Why Can’t a Man Be More Like a Woman?
  • Hit and Run—The Bait and Switch
  • Don’t Fix It! Just Listen! Be Present!
  • Please Don’t Judge, Criticize, Blame, Stonewall, or Avoid Me
  • A Bridge Over Troubled Waters
  • Take Charge of Your Fears and Reclaim Your Value
  • Where, Oh Where, Has My Sexy Self Gone?
  • Coping with Post Traumatic Breakup Disorder
  • A Conscious Relationship

Check for Available Speaking Dates