Elizabeth J Childs
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Elizabeth J Childs

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Licensed Massage Therapist, LMT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Upper West Side/ Riverside Drive, Bantam Accepting In-person
Updated November 22, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Attachment issues
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Elizabeth Childs, MS, LMHC, LMT, SEP is a somatically integrative psychotherapist, dually licensed in both psychotherapy and therapeutic bodywork. Her work is informed by polyvagal theory, attachment theory and the latest research on trauma and the body.

Elizabeth practices Somatic Psychotherapy, a psychodynamically oriented therapy that respects the wisdom of the body. Integrating somatic work into talk therapy is an effective way to help with regulating the nervous system and increasing physical and mental resilience.

A Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner since 2013, Elizabeth has advanced training and over 35 years of experience in numerous bodywork systems.

She spent 17 years as Senior Massage Therapist and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, supporting cancer patients and their caregivers and educating other therapists.

Elizabeth integrates and teaches the use of touch modalities when appropriate with Somatic Experiencing to help in healing trauma and chronic traumatic stress.

As a former professional jazz musician and vocalist, Elizabeth welcomes patients who love the arts and who may want to explore their own possibilities for creativity.


Message to clients

To me, a therapist is an advocate and a trustworthy ally who can guide and support you to live your deepest truth.

A therapist is someone to help you find your unique path and then stay on it.

Someone to help you live the life you're meant to live. You may want to examine existing family relationships with help to reframe them, to understand them and yourself better. You may want help dealing with anxiety about career, relationships, whether to have children, dealing with parenting, or dealing with our culture. Depression might be weighing you down, perhaps recurring anger is an issue. These are things therapy can help with. I have experience helping clients with these issues.

If you are curious about learning more about how we work with the body in therapy, I recommend these two books; “The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel van der Kolk and “Waking the Tiger” by Peter Levine.

You can visit my website, SomaticExperiencing.nyc for more information about this work.

I invite you to give me a call or send me an email if you’d like to learn more or schedule a consult.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Elizabeth Childs is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $150 - $250
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Upper West Side/ Riverside Drive practice
310 Riverside Drive, New York, New York 10025
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-6pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 9am-6pm
  • Thu 9am-6pm
  • Fri 9am-6pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Bantam practice
896 Bantam Road , Bantam, Connecticut 06750
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon by appointment
  • Tue by appointment
  • Wed by appointment
  • Thu by appointment
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years


Hunter College, CUNY, MS in Mental Health Counseling, 2021
Somatic Experiencing Training Institute, Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, 2013
Hunter College, CUNY, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jazz Vocals, 1983


Licensure

New York: 013086

Connecticut: # 6322


Languages

English