Dr. Vivia Hill-Silcott

(PhD, LPC, NCC)

About Me

Hello! I am Dr. Vivia Hill-Silcott, I earned a PhD. in Counselor Education and Supervision. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Certified Counselor with over 5 years of direct counseling experience. I live in Georgia with my family, 2 dogs, and a betta fish named Vivia. I helped clients who suffer with anxiety, stress management, depression, identity intersectionality, grief, and trauma. I have spent many years working with college students, African-American gay men in college, and adolescents. I also help African-American youth to explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, and also how to remain resilient.

I believe that each client is unique and diverse, as such, I prefer to integrate perspectives from multiple theoretical approaches that is a suitable fit for the client. I utilize assessment instruments to help clients understand their concerns. I believe the intersectionality with each client’s identity should be affirmed. I am trained in multicultural therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, and solution focused brief therapy.

I prefer engaging in warm dialogues with clients. I believe that when a client experiences warmth from a counselor, unique opportunities emerge for the client to engage in honest communication. My only goal for counseling is to assist my client regain control and eventually lead healthier, happier, and a more fulfilled life.

I am committed to assisting you to overcome the challenges that you are facing. I feel honored and privileged to support you along your journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC009138 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by P.H. on Jun 04, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief

Vivia is a warm and nurturing person. Her approach is helpful for gently moving towards solutions to the issues you might be facing. She is understanding and caring and filled with useful knowledge and resources.

Written by D.A. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

Very attentive, and follows up with her patients.

Written by L.A. on May 14, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

I am so thankful that through this app I have found dr Hill-silcott. Not only is she extremely competent at what she does, she brings empathy along with her own life experiences and advice to each session and for that I am extremely grateful. She allows me to fully express myself during each session and allows me the time to cry as well. The transition of my daughter Glow Twilight is not easy and dr Hill-silcott is there gently guiding me through this process. Thank you.

Written by L.I. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Dr Hill-Silcott has been a saving grace to me. She listens intently and always has the words to encourage me to keep working.

Written by P.A. on May 05, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

She is awesome and very knowledgeable. My situation is a bit complicated but she gave me great insight and understood it very fast.

Written by G.R. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Vivia is absolutely wonderful in what she does. As I suffered from PTSD, anxiety and depression which has caused me to be distrustful in people, she is one of the few that made me have full trust in her. She is sincere, kind and non-judgmental.

Written by B.I. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

It’s great to have support and guidance.

Written by K.I. on Apr 15, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning grief

She is wonderful!

Written by R.O. on Apr 14, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Fantastic person, gave me really good perspectives and helped me to understand some things that had been bothering me for a long time.

Written by S.A. on Apr 03, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Vivia helped me get through a lot.

Written by T.O. on Mar 27, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 9 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very supportive and empathetic counselor, excellent!!

Written by B.R. on Mar 19, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have only had one session with Dr Hill-Scott but I can tell she is the perfect therapist for me. She is attentive and engaging throughout the session. She gives wise words alongside her own experience which humanizes her and makes me feel more comfortable. I am so grateful I found her on this app because it is a bit of a lucky dip! She is also very attentive by message and somebody like Dr Hill-Scott really is a life saver, I can imagine she has supported huge amounts of people through difficult times and I am very grateful for her time so thank you Vivia.

Written by S.A. on Mar 15, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Vivia is a fantastic counsellor. She is really great at making her clients feel comfortable and safe. She has helped me tremendously. I really appreciate the way that she balances non-judgemental listening and empathy with no nonsense straight talk. I never feel patronized or babied by her. Would recommend 100%.

Written by A.D. on Feb 20, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 9 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and adhd

Dr. Hill-Silcott was very helpful when it came to overcoming my bad habits. She was thoughtful and caring when she gave me advice on how to move forward. I am happy with results from my time with her.

Written by G.L. on Feb 14, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

I value my time with Dr Hill-Silcott.

Written by J.A. on Feb 14, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues

She is a wonderful, insightful, and knowledgeable person! She has is truly concerned about her patients and checks in to make sure they are ok. I am deeply grateful to have her on my side!

Written by P.H. on Jan 16, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

I am so grateful for her! She is helping me so much! Very understanding and caring!

Written by T.I. on Jan 12, 2020 after counseling with Vivia for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Dr. Hill-Silcott is great. She helps me process some of the emotions I hold inside, while also providing helpful solutions. I always feel relieved after our sessions.

Written by J.E. on Oct 14, 2019 after counseling with Vivia for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Dr. Hill-Silcott was great with helping me deal with relationship and anxiety issues. She was always kind and patient and would reach out to check on me as well.

Written by M.. on Sep 22, 2019 after counseling with Vivia for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching,

Dr. Hill-Silcott is wonderful, compassionate, and a sincere therapist.

Written by A.N. on Sep 14, 2019 after counseling with Vivia for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Hill-Silcott is a professional here on BetterHelp, and it is professionals like her that make this program work. I’ve felt understood, cared for and 100% confident that I am in capable hands.

Written by M.E. on Aug 24, 2019 after counseling with Vivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She is amazing! She listens and really makes you feel important, like helping you is her main concern. I feel completely at ease and love her genuine spirit! She totally rocks!

Written by I.S. on Aug 07, 2019 after counseling with Vivia for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Hill-Silcott has helped me through a difficult moment in my marriage, and I am truly grateful for her kindness and counsel.

Written by M.A. on Aug 04, 2019 after counseling with Vivia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

Vivia is very calm and understanding. She listens to you well and tries to navigate your emotions to feel more positive about yourself and your life. I have found myself remembering good times and memories with her, she filters out the negative for me the best way she can.

Written by J.U. on Jul 02, 2019 after counseling with Vivia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

I spent a month with Vivia. It was a good month. I learned a lot about myself and about helping myself feel better. It was really great having her to talk to. Even after the month was up, she still made promises to continue to help me. I feel as though she truly cares, and that's really important to me. 200 stars outta 10 :)

Written by D.E. on Jun 26, 2019 after counseling with Vivia for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Vivia is an amazing counselor! I am pretty hard headed, but she never gave up on me. And, she was truly essential in resolving some issues that I had been carrying around for decades. I highly recommend her.

Written by W.I. on Jun 22, 2019 after counseling with Vivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Dr. Hill-Silcott is a wonderful person that listens and relates to your problems. Her advice will help give you the confidence to stand on your own two feet.

Written by A.Y. on Jun 22, 2019 after counseling with Vivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Where to begin? For many years I've been depressed and anxiety has been a big part of my life. The way she lets you understand what you are going through is amazing and life changing. Thank you so much. I really appreciate what you are doing with me.

Written by A.M. on Apr 09, 2019 after counseling with Vivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

This is my first time to try counseling. I am very lucky to have Dr. Hill-Silcott. She is a good listener and always very patient with me. Her advice and guidance helped me think through my situation. I can't thank her enough!

Written by J.O. on Feb 21, 2019 after counseling with Vivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Dr Hill-Silcott is great. Her response time is great. She respects my boundaries and has helped me overcome a lot of depression. Her homework helps me reflect on my self esteem and my relationship issues.

Written by B.L. on Dec 10, 2018 after counseling with Vivia for 4 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

She is doing a wonderful job. She is approaching the problems in a non judgemental fashion and gives solutions which are very helpful.

Written by G.E. on Nov 29, 2018 after counseling with Vivia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

I've been having counseling with Dr. Vivia, and I want to say ,she is absolutely the best counselor there is. She is kind, gentle, really caring, listens and gives you advice on everything you talk about. She knows exactly how to change the way of you think. It's amazing how good I feel after talking to her. She is making me see everything in such a positive way, I'm so so happy I got her as my counselor.

Written by J.E. on Nov 29, 2018 after counseling with Vivia for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues

Vivia has been a wonderful counselor. She listens to me, challenges me (productively), and supports me 100%. She knows the right questions to ask and brings in examples from her own life to remind me that struggle is universal, that we are resilient, and that we will all be okay.

Written by R.A. on Nov 23, 2018 after counseling with Vivia for 6 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

She showed compassion and not once did I feel judged. I'd definitely recommend her to anyone who's struggling with low self esteem and social anxiety.

Written by L.U. on Sep 13, 2018 after counseling with Vivia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship, intimacy-related, self esteem, anger, and career

Dr. Vivia Hill-Silcott is a wonderful counselor. She is that gentle hand on the shoulder that you need in your troubled times. She listens to you and truly understands your pain and how to work with it. She really cares for you.

Written by S.H. on Sep 08, 2018 after counseling with Vivia for 2 months on issues concerning family, grief, and self esteem

Dr. Hill-Slicott is the most passionate, caring and understanding therapist that I have ever had.

Written by J.O. on Aug 30, 2018 after counseling with Vivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Signing up to BetterHelp and talking with Dr. Hill-Silcott has been the best decision I've ever made. She listens to me and shares advice with me which helps me become the best person that I can be. Our sessions have also helped me to better understand myself as an individual and has helped me make more conscious decisions. Thank you Dr. Hill-Silcott!

Written by L.A. on Aug 05, 2018 after counseling with Vivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She was professional, timely and compassionate. Always checking in and giving me nudges when needed.

Written by T.O. on Jul 26, 2018 after counseling with Vivia for 2 months on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

Dr. Hill-Silcott's counseling has helped me tremendously over the past three months. With her help, I went from being very confused and uncertain about my situation to optimistic and confident about myself and the future. She is very caring and compassionate.

Written by D.E. on Jul 16, 2018 after counseling with Vivia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Dr. Hill-Silcott has shown incredible patience and a keen sense to know when to let me speak and interject suggesting a new way to approach the line of thought.

Written by N.O. on Jul 10, 2018 after counseling with Vivia for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, family, grief, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I loved working with Dr. Vivia towards achieving my goals and releasing some of my anxiety. She has a very friendly tone that made me feel right at home. She is very nurturing and it feels like she genuinely cares! She has given me the tools I need to get by and take care of myself.