My name is Dr. De Vida Gill. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Speaker, Educator, Author, Creative Strategist, Creative Scholar, Transformational Coach, and former Performing Artist. With over 25 years of experience working with teens and adults in various capacities, I have provided mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults in various settings. My practice emphasizes working with creatives and out-of-the-box thinkers to unmask the emotional roadblocks (e.g., anxiety, depression, self-doubt, lack of confidence, life transition, and patterns of self-sabotaging behavior) hindering them from making their wellness a priority.
I have worked extensively with artists (within the performing, visual, and literary arts), educators, entrepreneurs, and other clinicians in the community as a mental health specialist, transformational coach, creative strategist, consultant, educator, program developer, and mental health specialist/ coordinator. I have also led many groups and provided training on creative exploration, self-awareness, and adolescent parenting. My techniques have integrated therapy and the arts (e.g., drawing, painting, dance, photography, music, and lyrics) to creatively explore emotional patterns, life transitions, artistic expression, the inner dynamics of leadership, transition to independence, and more. Additionally, I have worked as an adjunct professor in the Graduate Schools of Social Work, Psychology, and Education.
My approach is holistic, eclectic, strength-based, and customized. You are the center of your journey. I provide unbiased support to help you effectively address your emotional challenges, build upon your strengths, and walk with you on this new exploration, discovery, and growth journey.
Ph.D. - Pepperdine University
Ed.D. - Pepperdine University
M.S.W. - University of Southern California
B.A. - California State University Dominguez Hills
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
To schedule me for non-therapeutic related services, such as transformational coaching, trainings, or speaking engagements, please visit Mahogany Vida Unlimited.
Are you ready to take the next step for counseling to unmask your life challenges through creative insights?