Lisa Childers

(LCSW)

About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in the field of social work and am licensed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and North Dakota. I have worked with individuals and families from a variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. I operate from a person-centered and family systems approach through the use of cognitive behavioral, solution focused, and mindfulness-based therapy. Some of my areas of experience and interest include anxiety, depression, PTSD, and building healthy relationships. My career history has allowed me to work in the areas of mental health, domestic violence, foster care, and adoption.

My goal is to support and empower you to identify and address life's issues and face them head on; to help you to learn how to cope with and manage life stresses so that they are not controlling you and overtaking your life.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #149015265 (Expires: 2019-11-30)

LISW #089450 (Expires: 2018-12-31)

LCSW #34007977A (Expires: 2020-04-30)

LICSW #5589 (Expires: 2019-12-31)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Dec 13, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

In the time I’ve worked with her, Lisa has gotten to know me deeply and has helped me to work through several of the most difficult transitions I’ve experienced thus far in my life. Her support helped me to make big decisions, and I continue to grow with her guidance. I trust Lisa’s expertise, and I appreciate that she is able to give me concrete exercises and thoughts that keep me moving forward. She is very professional, and she has also taken the time to develop a personal connection with me.

Written by R.A. on Nov 18, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Lisa has helped me address every aspect of what I wanted help in. I feel more confident in everything I do, from leadership skills, to critical thinking, to relationships, she genuinely wants the best for you. I'd recommend her to anyone.

Written by R.E. on Nov 12, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have worked with Lisa for several months now. She is always understanding and responsive. She has helped me tremendously and I can see the progress I have made.

Written by M.A. on Nov 07, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks

Lisa is so kind, gentle and supportive. She offers a great perspective and is sincere. I feel very comfortable with Lisa and would recommend her to others.

Written by C.O. on Nov 06, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

I can’t say enough great things about Lisa.

Written by A.M. on Oct 31, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Lisa has been a wonderful help to me. More helpful than my past therapists. Half the time I don't even know what my problems or concerns are, and she just talks to me and helps me through whatever I am dealing with. I am really thankful to have her to talk to in my life.

Written by T.E. on Oct 27, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I have learned a lot from Lisa about dealing with life circumstances without letting them hold me back or ruin my mood. My favorite thing about her is how she respects my life choices and meets me where I'm at. I'm so much happier since she came into my life because she has taught me actual skills to deal with problems I used to feel stuck with.

Written by K.A. on Oct 24, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Wonderful. Wonderful. Wonderful.

Written by T.A. on Oct 07, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem

Dr. Childers' experience with LGBT matters is greatly appreciated. She asks questions that help those who may be looking for a path forward and helps with that path going forward as well. She is amazing!

Written by S.H. on Sep 25, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

I love seeing that I got a message from Lisa, so easy to talk to.

Written by S.A. on Sep 24, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

She’s been wonderful so far and seems to have a pretty good idea of where my anxiety, guilt etc. is stemming from and very respectful! I’m looking forward to our face to face chat- I think she can read me pretty well so far!

Written by A.L. on Sep 24, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and lgbt

Lisa is amazing. She can relate to my background and listens to what I have to say. I would highly recommend her to other people interested in making a change in themselves.

Written by T.Y. on Aug 30, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, and anger

She takes the time to listen and she knows what she's doing. She gives excellent advice and helps me with my problems I have.

Written by R.O. on Aug 22, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship

Lisa is a wonderful therapist. After months of trying to find help, she’s truly the rainbow after the storm.

Written by T.Y. on Jun 25, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

She’s great, she really does her job well

Written by J.O. on Jun 23, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks

She has given good suggestions and advice to help me through some issues.

Written by J.A. on Jun 14, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and anger

Lisa is super helpful, especially throughout the day when I feel like I have no where to turn. Helps me keep myself together and not have as many PTSD episodes.

Written by C.H. on Jun 10, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I am enjoying my talks with Lisa Childers. I feel like she asks good questions and wants to help me figure my problems out in a non-judgmental way.

Written by M.I. on May 28, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and eating

Lisa was great, my very first interaction with a therapist. She was patient, kind, non-judge mental, and pointed me in the right direction. Thank you, Lisa. :)

Written by T.I. on May 05, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Lisa is warm, clear, encouraging, and helpful. The changes that I’ve experienced in the past month have been so valuable and having her available as a listening ear, sounding board, and beacon of wisdom in confusing times has been beyond appreciated.

Written by C.H. on Apr 20, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping, and bipolar

I love talking with Lisa. She has helped me realize what in life is more important for my mental health instead of everyone else. I got a lot off my chest with Lisa that I have not talked to anyone about.

Written by J.A. on Apr 08, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, grief, and self esteem

I’ve had Lisa for a few months now and I’m all the better because of her. She’s helped me through anxiety and commitment issues.

Written by J.A. on Feb 15, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Lisa has been great so far. She has done nothing but support me and offer good advice. It has helped me to be able to talk to someone I don't know, knowing that she is giving a professional opinion, and has no personal feelings tied to what she is saying. She responds in a timely manner. She has helped me put at least a few of my issues to rest. I look forward to talking with her going forward, and would recommend to my friends.

Written by G.A. on Jan 28, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

Lisa is very good with Ideas on how to deal with situations!

Written by B.R. on Jan 13, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting, self esteem, and bipolar

Very responsive and helpful.

Written by L.I. on Jan 05, 2018 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship, grief, and self esteem

Lisa is good at digging in to questions and getting to the nitty gritty of the problems

Written by M.I. on Dec 27, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Wonderful counselor! Very kind and attentive!

Written by L.A. on Oct 27, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating, and self esteem

Lisa saved me.

Written by K.A. on Aug 03, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, sleeping, and self esteem

Lisa Childers is amazing at what she does. I was very cautious to start online therapy, as I wasn't sure if it would help. But over time I've worked through some heavy issues. Lisa encouraged me to find a job and deal with my emotions in a healthier way. She was always fast in replying and very empathetic in her advice. I highly recommend this therapist to anyone dealing with issues regarding insecurity, negativity, feeling stuck, or family related issues. She is amazing and I really enjoyed working through my problems with her.

Written by D.O. on Jun 04, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, parenting, self esteem, and career

Lisa is very clever. I'm so happy to talk to her. Her questions are on point.

Written by Z.O. on May 30, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Lisa is very helpful and a good listener. She is open and nonjudgmental.

Written by J.U. on May 28, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

I really appreciate her continuing to reach out.

Written by B.E. on May 25, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Lisa has been great! Very respectful and responsive to my needs. She has had great insights into my issues and has been very helpful in helping me through my issues. I would highly recommend her to anyone having issues.

Written by S.E. on May 24, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Lisa is amazing.
She makes me uncover new insights into my irrational behavior and suggests strategies to deal with them.
She is very thorough in her work and really tries to understand and guide me.

Written by C.L. on May 24, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, eating, and sleeping

Lisa is a great counselor. Nice, caring, and really good at her job. I highly recommend her.

Written by S.H. on May 23, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, parenting, and self esteem

Lisa is very helpful

Written by S.A. on May 08, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Lisa is the grounded support I needed so much, to calm me down from the whirlwind state of mind I was in. The best thing is when she guides you in a soft manner, and helps you to come up with your own solution - which for me, made me feel empowered.

Written by J.O. on Apr 24, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, eating, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

I have only been talking to Lisa for a short while but found her to be very receptive and insightful and very helpful. She's like the voice I needed to hear inside my head.

Written by G.E. on Apr 21, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, and career

Interactions with Lisa are great. Kindness, understanding, while keeping on track to effectif therapy. Amazed how it helps my routine.

Written by B.E. on Mar 06, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, and self esteem

Lisa is a very caring person. She asks all of the right questions to bring out self-discovery.

Written by L.A. on Feb 15, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, and career

Lisa is very kind, patient, and understanding. I feel like she really listens to me and offers guidance when I need it most.

Written by S.T. on Feb 11, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship, family, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, career, and bipolar

My time with Lisa was short, but I found it easy to open up to her. Lisa is friendly and shows that she cares about her clients. She also made me feel like I've made a new friend.

Written by A.N on Feb 10, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 2 days on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

Working with Lisa proved highly beneficial as she demonstrates an excellent capacity to actively listen and to ask questions triggering a much needed reflexion. Thank you Lisa!

Written by L.E on Jan 29, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Lisa is professional, yet not to the point where it feels clinical. She cares and I believe she puts herself into each client. I recommend Lisa because when you talk to her, she actually listens. Not just another pen and paper taking notes and asking how you feel about that type of lady.

Written by H.O on Jan 10, 2017 after counseling with Lisa for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and bipolar

Dr. Childers is very professional, caring and sweet.

Written by M.A on Dec 15, 2016 after counseling with Lisa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Lisa is very responsive and caring. I appreciate the resources she recommends.

Written by E.L on Dec 09, 2016 after counseling with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, eating, and self esteem

Lisa is super chill; exactly what I need to calm my anxieties and remind me that someone is there to listen to me.

Written by F.E on Nov 07, 2016 after counseling with Lisa for 2 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, grief, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

Lisa gave a very warm vibe. Talking to her feels like I'm talking to a friend. She's hilarious.

Written by A.S on Oct 27, 2016 after counseling with Lisa for 2 days on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I haven't spoken with Lisa for very long yet but so far she has shared some interesting resources with me and I'm looking forward to hearing more of what she has to say.

Written by S.H on Oct 14, 2016 after counseling with Lisa for 4 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, anger, and career

Even though it's via online Lisa has been the most thoughtful and enjoyable therapist I've done sessions with. With her videos and books she's recommended are amazing. I really want to thank her for the hard work and understanding. I'm happy to be paired with her and looking forward to the journey. Thank you for everything.

Written by M.A on Oct 06, 2016 after counseling with Lisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

Lisa is caring, attentive and considerate. She also has an open-mind and is really good in understanding culture difference. She helped me sort through my vague vision very well when I described my problems. I never thought someone would be able to understand whatever I am going through until I met Lisa.