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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 10/6/2023, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

89 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Because of her great service, Dr. Child's schedule is pretty far booked out. AsIde from that, there are no complaints.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr. Childs is amazing! She is professional, caring, excellent in communicating, friendly, empathetic, realistic, spot-on in figuring out what is going on, a great patient advocate, and empathetic. She is the best mental health professional that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. However, she needs to be cloned, because her busy schedule allows me to see her only once a month.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Childs is patient and a very good listener. She also has great ideas and shows empathy when providing feedback. I never feel judged, only supported.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

She is absolutely the best.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Dr. Childs is AMAZING. She listens and breaks down what I am telling her and she helps me understand things in a way I didn't know or had never considered. I DEFINITELY would refer someone else to her.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

I would like to commend Dr Childs for all the support she has given me during my therapy sessions, that has truly helped me a lot.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Excellent Doctor and I am truly glad I found Dr. Childs and I have her support and care.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Childs is fantastic! She is professional, knowledgeable in her field, empathetic, gentle, and perceptive. She conveys caring and interest in her patient(s).

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

It took months to get an appointment with Dr. Childs. She needs to be cloned! And I see her only once a month, because of her busy schedule. But she is worth the wait!

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.

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