Joy Childs

Joy Childs

Counselor

Biography

Joy completed her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling in 2017 and has been serving as a counselor at Cedarville University since August 2018. Joy has previous experience in a private counseling practice and worked with a range of individuals presenting mental health concerns. Specifically, Joy is passionate about helping individuals process their emotions in a healthy way, as well as helping them understand themselves and others in the context of knowing God, their Creator. She desires to come alongside those dealing with mental health concerns in a truthful, but gracious, nonjudgmental way and to guide them toward hope, health, and healing.

Education and Credentials

  • M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Ashland Theological Seminary
  • B. A. in Counseling, Grace College & Seminary
  • Licensed Professional Counselor, CSWMFT Board, State of Ohio

Interests

  • Exploring nature, visiting new cities, exercise and sports, baking, watching movies, playing the piano, reading, spending time with my husband, friends and family, playing games, growing with and serving my church family
  • Why Cedarville?: I love the opportunity to invest in the lives of college students as I believe it is a formative time in life. I value Cedarville’s vision to equip students to walk by faith and display God’s redemption in their lives to the world. I am privileged and excited to help students discover more of God’s character and His healing grace in the midst of their unique challenges and circumstances, along with offering practical help in managing their own mental and emotional health.