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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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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

105 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

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

I tell everyone about Dr Child's, she is the best at what she does. She's definitely the best match for me

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

She is fair and good to all her patients, Dr Childs is

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

The provider was very rude and unprofessional she overtaked me and she rushed like the visit

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr. Child's is wonderful therapist we appreciate her way of resolving our issues

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr Childs is wonderful!! She is thoughtful and caring with effective strategies and feedback. She is a gem!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr. Childs is phenomenal. I felt as though she truly cared for me and about me after just one interaction. I'm looking forward to my future appointments with Dr. Childs.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Childs is very caring, and she brings reality to the conversation as we can relate to life journey. I enjoy the visits with her.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr Childs was simply THE BEST!! Her compassionate and caring demeanor immediately made me feel welcome. She was also very professional, courteous, and genuinely warm and friendly.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. Childs stood me up!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

She is the best thing in my life right now besides my son.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

I thank god for Dr. Childs. Her care has gotten me through very hard times with my mental health. I don't know what I would do without her. She is amazing at what she does! Outstanding with sympathy

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr Childs was very warm and hospitable. She listened to my comments with concern.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Excellent provider!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dr Childs is an outstanding, most knowledgeable and most wonderful therapist I have ever had the honor of being a patient to.I am grateful for all she has done to help me. The best of the best!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

The MyChart visit was not the easiest to get on. Once I was on the visit was very effective. The provider was awesome. But it also dropped my call at the end. I would have loved to finish my complete visit.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Dr Childs Always extends concern to me in every session we have and has help me so much. Having such support have helped me a lot and I appreciate Dr Childs for the progress made in my life.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

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

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