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Dr. Russell Hilliard, LCSW

Addictions LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Grief Coaching
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Florida, New York, and Illinois with over 25 years of experience. I've had the privilege of serving clients who grapple with alcoholism and addiction, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief and loss, chronic illness, LGBTQ+ issues, and self-love and acceptance challenges. I am Certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional and have developed expertise in helping those who have experienced trauma in their lives. My approach is loving and kind with guidance and support but also direct and clear with a focus on forward movement and healing progression. I look forward to the opportunity of joining you on your journey of inner health and well-being.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Addictions LGBTQ+ Trauma, Abuse Grief Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Cancer, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Gender Dysphoria, HIV / AIDS, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexuality

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

NY LCSW 065355

IL LCSW 149012770



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Russell Hilliard. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Dr,Hillard helped me tremendously while I was going through a rough time in my life. In a few sessions he helped me change the way I looked at a previous relationship and this helped me move on.

Written on Oct 14, 2022 after therapy with Russell for 2 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

Dr. Hilliard is an incredible therapist. I was skeptical about starting therapy for relationship issues, but from the very first session he made me feel extremely comfortable and helped out tremendously. I can't thank him enough and cannot stress enough how much he helped my life.

Written on Aug 31, 2022 after therapy with Russell for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I meant to give all the highest marks in my evaluation. I was using my keyboard on my phone and messed up a couple. :/ Love my therapist and BetterHelp. :)

Written on Apr 01, 2022 after therapy with Russell for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have been talking to Dr. Hilliard for a month now, and i deeply appreciate his way of support. I tend to need a therapist who keeps me accountable for my emotions, and he has been very helpful in making sure I feel like I can make time for myself. I would deeply suggest him to anyone who is looking for a therapist to discuss with and feel seen with their problems no matter how small they may seem to you.

Written on Mar 16, 2022 after therapy with Russell for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Russell was incredibly kind and understanding towards everything we covered in our sessions together. He gave me space to express what I wanted to share and even when I digressed he didn't pressure me to get back on topic. He gave me some valuable input on how I can tackle a variety of difficult situations and even opened up a bit and shared something about himself occasionally which helped me open up towards him in return. I had a pretty good time with this lovely dude. :'D

Written on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Russell for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Dr. Hilliard is great, and knows exactly what to say

Written on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Russell for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd