Joan E. Childs, LCSW, has been in clinical private practice as a psychotherapist since 1978, specializing in couple’s therapy, known as ENCOUNTER-CENTERED COUPLES THERAPY. In addition, she is an expert in Codependency, Inner Child Work, Original Pain Work, and Second Stage Recovery. She was the first affiliate of the John Bradshaw Center in the United States She is a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-linguistic Programming, Certified EMDR master practitioner, Certified Grief Counselor, Certified Hypnotherapist, and PAIRS LEADER (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills). Childs provides a 2-5 day Intensive for individuals and a 2 day Intensive for couples in crisis. She has appeared on many national radios and television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Joan is the author of THE MYTH OF THE MAIDEN: On Being a Woman (Health Communications, Inc. 1995) and WHY DID SHE JUMP? : My Daughter’s Battle with Bipolar Disorder (Health Communications, Inc., 2014), under contract for a movie, presently in pre-production. She had her own television series, SOLUTIONS, dedicated to the memory of her daughter, Pamela Anne Glassman, providing information and resources for the community, especially for patients and families who have loved ones suffering from mental and mood disorders. She is the founder of the Pamela Anne Glassman Educational Center, in cooperation with the Mental Health Center of South Florida.
Joan’s third book, I HATE THE MAN I LOVE: A Conscious Relationship is Your Key to Success will be released on October 11, 2020, and the e-book has been released on May 11, 2020.
Joan has published many articles on women’s issues, relationships, and grief and loss that appear in several well-known publications, including The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Your Tango.