Joan  Childs - Marriage/Couples Counselor, 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 - Hallandale, FL
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Joan Childs (LCSW)

Marriage/Couples Counselor

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Phone (954) 568-1004

Fax: (954) 925-9613

2500 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd #503

Hallandale, FL Show on map

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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

The Reason I Became A Helping Professional

Throughout my years of growth and development, it became self-evident that no one goes through life without adversity.  In my own personal life, I found greater understanding and insight through my own professional counseling that afforded me the opportunity to self examine and explore who I am and my purpose in life.  It was Socrates who once said" A life unexamined is not a life worth living." It was through my own personal experience with psychotherapy that I decided to enter the profession after I had divorced in 1975 with five children from the ages of three to eleven.  Although it was a struggle to earn my degree, develop and maintain a private practice, it was the best decision I ever made.  The investment of time, effort and money I made with my personal work in psychotherapy and the years of education and training I received, has been the best investiment I made in my life.  I continue to receive enormous gratitude in my work and feel that because I love what I do, I never have to work for the rest of my life!

Joan Childs

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Over $120 per session

Joan Childs

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Time in Practice:

25 years +

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My state/province only

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Divorce Coach

Divorce Recovery Coach

Family Coach


Marriage and Family Therapist

Relationship Coach

Sex Therapist

Social Worker


YourTango Expert Partner

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At my office

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Licence information:

Expiration 3/31/15
Number SW0000622

Articles by Joan Childs

10 Fair Fighting Rules

Can you agree to disagree?


SEX and Addiction

Barbara: I stood alone, not for the first time, with a sense of pride and humility, holding ...

Problems In The Bedroom

SEX in The Other City

Beth: Alex and I were married twenty five years.  We had three children; 2 boys, Sam age ...


Sex And The Hairdresser

A testimonial on how cheating can affect your marriage...

Hug Text

Sex & The Deal Junkie: One Woman's Story Of Gadget Addiction

Is your husband cheating on you...with technology?

Check Out My New Book
The Myth of the Maiden: On Being a Woman
Joan Childs shows how women of all ages can ...
By Joan Childs
Why Did She Jump? An Angel to Remember
Joan Childs' daughter, Pam, was a clinical ...
By Joan E. Childs LCSW

Joan Childs

All Specialties

Abandonment, Abuse / Survivors of Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety Issues, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Conflict Management, Control Issues, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Depression, Divorce Rehabilitation, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Eating & Food Issues, Empowering Women, Emptiness, Family Support, Grief, Loss, & Bereavement, Health/Wellness, Identity Issues, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Internet Addiction, Life Management, Life Transitions, Marriage, Mediator, Midlife Crisis, Mood Swings, NLP, Online Dating, Personality Disorders, Phobias/OCD, Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma, Postpartum Depression, Self-Esteem, Sex Addiction, Stepfamilies, Stress Management, Suicide, Time Management, Trust Issues, Wellness, Worry