Hilda R. Davis, PhD, LPC

Dr. Hilda R. Davis, Founder of Creativity in Wellness, is honored to have spent the past twenty years joining my clients in the sacred space of their lives to achieve holistic goals.

I work with clients face to face and long distance through technology to offer:

  • Accountability coaching for meeting personal health and wellness goals,

  • Flourishing in Transition (FIT) coaching & workshops--offering a compassionate presence for you to  thrive despite life's changes, 

  • Skills for building health collaborations to strengthen the wellness of your congregation and community, and

  • Writing coaching to assist you in completing that book you've been working to get done. 


I was blessed to be able to combine my vocational interests in spirituality and wellness to offer programs and ministries in congregations, government and private agencies, and educational institutions, including the Tennessee Department of Health, United Methodist Communications,  Vanderbilt Cancer Center, Meharry Medical College and Pastoral Counseling Centers of Tennessee (now Insight Counseling Centers). My work in local congregations led to the publication of my book for African American women, Live Healthy & Be Well: Create an Action Plan, which offers Bible stories, meditation, and activities that lead to a wellness action plan. 

Another great experience was serving in publishing both as editor and as an author. I worked at the United Methodist Publishing House as Managing Editor where I supervised the copy editing and production for over five years. This required being responsible for managing the layout by working with design and other teams necessary for a completed project. It was important to me that my publications always met the necessary deadlines.    

Additional experiences includes editing and managing projects for government, faith-based, and academic publications. My writing includes four years of offering a health and wellness column for a regional newspaper, and writing articles for many spiritual books, journals, and writing presentations for speakers.  I am also a successful grant writer who has procured funding from the Lilly Foundation. One of my most relaxing and fun assignments was to lead a workshop on holistic wellness for the Upper Room's 2017 cruise, My Quiet Spaces!

I had the privilege of teaching both at Vanderbilt University, where I completed both a Master's degree and PhD, and at Tennessee State University. I hold a license in professional counseling from the State of Tennessee as well as a local pastor's license and am an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church. My daughter, Erin A. Grimes, makes me proud and a "pure joy" five-year-old granddaughter, Ryan Lilliana.