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Department Center for Adult Behavioral Health
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 2
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cognitive Behavioral Interventions
  • Coping with Grief
  • Mindfulness practices
  • Psychotherapy
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Portage Path Behavioral Health
Counseling Psychology

Graduate School - Cleveland State University
PhD in Counseling Psychology
Cleveland, OH USA

Graduate School - Bowling Green State University
Rehabilitation Counseling
Bowling Green, OH USA

Undergraduate - Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH USA

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Chivonna Childs, PhD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/17/2022, Dr. Childs has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

67 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Dr. Childs is a fantastic care provider, I've recommended her to many of my family and friends.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

She is wonderful

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

I whould recomend her she is very attentive to my needs.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

She was amazing! Best experience with a care professional in a long time! Thank You!!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Childs is very easy to talk to and takes the time to address my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Dr. Childs is absolutely amazing! But CCF needs to improve mental health access.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Dr Childs is a true professional in every sense of the word. She always shows exceptional care and support.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2022

I would 100% recommend Dr. Childs to any and everyone.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Child's is wonderful. I felt at ease as soon as I stepped into her office. She is down to earth while still being professional. Dr. Child's approach was warm and welcoming. I felt like I was in a safe space speaking to a old friend. She knows what she is doing and loves what she does, and it shows. I would describe her as Smart, direct (in a good way) warm and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Dr. Childs appears to be a good fit for me and I'm thankful that I was able to start as a new patient at this time.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

Dr. Childs has impressed me and I look forward to her continued medical advice.

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