Jessica Childs

Relationship and Intimacy Coaching

Sex. Intimacy. Relationships.

We all want them. And we want them full of ease, joy and pleasure, but no one is really talking about it in ways that help us actually do that. Through socialization, we learn the romance myth, moral obligation, sexual shame, catastrophic relationship skills – and then we wonder why it’s not working. Why relationships feel hard and why sex is so…complicated.

I want to live in a world where dynamic connection and intimacy are skillfully cultivated. Where our bodies are acknowledged as wise and courageous partners in pleasure. Where self-awareness is the scaffolding that bridges gaps in our relationships. Where we can all feel safe and adventurous on our physical and emotional paths together.  Each one of us…including you.

I have spent my life so far studying relationships explicitly and implicitly. Good times, terrible times, completely confusing times… I have had them all. It feels good to tell you that I have found what I was inadvertently looking for : joy, ease and pleasure with the people who matter to me most. I would be delighted to tell you more about it as we get to know one another.

I hold certifications/degrees in the following:

  • Somatica Institute : Sex and Relationship Coach
  • Academy of Creative Coaching : Coach
  • Natural Gourmet Institute : Health and Wellness Coach
  • Bard College : Bachelor’s of Science, Neuroscience


I am currently a student of Somatic Experiencing International, a body-oriented method for healing trauma and stress disorders.

Jessica Childs at Woodstock Healing Arts

Relationship and Intimacy Coaching

I just want you to know how incredible our last session was. The way you help me visualize these aspects of my inner experience makes it easy to navigate these tricky waters. We have only had 4 sessions but I feel I’ve gotten more value out of our time together than any therapist I’ve ever worked with. I shared the insights from our session with my partner last night and she started to cry because she was so happy that I was able to see how my past experiences are contributing to our current situation in such a useful way. I’ve been wanting to work with someone who can guide me safely through these parts of my mind that I can barely stand to look at on my own. I’ve found that guide in you and I look forward to continuing our work together.

- Ryan Roi, Tattoo Artist

Working with Jess has been transformational. She bases her approach to the relationship on her intuitive and practical sense of what is needed and who's actually in front of her, and in my case it was to spend quite a bit of time in the intuitive, visionary spaces. The goals I came in with stretched and changed and the more creative we got the more I let go of old notions and constrictions. This is an amazingly personalized journey. Jess uses a kinesthetic approach and even through Zoom managed to perceive my physical and energetic responses to exercises and conversations. This is deep, spiritual, and dare I say therapeutic work, though it's not therapy. Now that I've moved into a new career, I carry Jess's questions and tools for self-inquiry through the body and it helps me navigate this new journey with resilience.

-Jennifer Hoyt Tidwell, Theater Director and Montessori Teacher

Your wisdom and the tools I've gained from working with you are priceless!

- Annika

You have such an amazing perspective, and I felt I could completely trust you, your advice, your lessons and your practice. I never felt judged, silly or embarrassed and I felt we were truly working together vs. me just telling you my problems.
-Daniela Socorro, LA
I have felt so complete with you and so at peace about my sex life. I feel like I got exactly what I wanted to get from you even though at the time, I did not know what I wanted to get out of working with you.
- An Artist, NYC