Years in Practice

25 years +


Hallandale FL 33009 - United States



Additional Expertise

Author, Counselor/Therapist, Divorce Coach, Divorce Recovery Coach, Family Coach, Hypnotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Relationship Coach, Sex Therapist, Social Worker, Speaker/Presenter, YourTango Expert Partner

I Practice in

My state/province only



I Believe

The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.

Benjamin Mays

About joan Childs

I have maintained a private clinical practice specializing in individual, couple, family and group therapy since 1978.
I was the first affiliate of the JOHN BRADSHAW CENTER  in the U.S. trained in the use of  The Transformation Model for Original Pain Work and Inner Child Work.  In addition, Iam a certified hypnotherapist, master level Neuro-linguistic practitioner, Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Re-Processing practitioner, PAIRS (Practical Applications for Intimate Relationship Skills) Leader, Certified Grief Counselor, Mediator and presently working with couples specializing in Encounter Centered Couples Therapy.
     My first book, THE MYTH OF THE MAIDEN: On Being A Woman, was published in 1995 and presently I am under contract for a movie based on my second book, WHY DID SHE JUMP: AN ANGEL TO REMEMBER, that will be released in February, 2014.
     I have appeared before live audiences and on many national television shows, including Oprah. I produced my own television show, SOLUTIONS, an educational talk show to provide the community with information about Mental Illness. I present workshops, seminars and lectures for both corporations and the general public.
     I maintain two offices in both Ft. Lauderdale and Hallandale, FL and live in Hollywood, FL

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