About Vivus

Mental Health Counseling center located in Colorado Springs

Vivus Counseling Services

Vivus is a Mental Health Counseling center serving the greater Colorado Springs area, founded by licensed professional counselor, Eronilde “Nil” Buckley. Vivus specializes in Drug & Alcohol Treatment and Domestic Violence Treatment. They are experienced in treating individuals with Depression, Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Trauma-Related Disorders, Court-Ordered involvement for Child Abuse and Neglect Cases and probation.

They serve individuals aging childhood to geriatric, probation clients, clients involved with the Department of Human Services, non-court ordered clients, self-pay client, and insured clients through individual therapy, family therapy, and couples therapy.

In addition, as a trilingual counselor, they are pleased to serve individuals in need of counseling services in Portuguese and Spanish.

Vivus’ Counseling Philosophy

Being sensitive to the client’s needs and understanding that one model does not fit all is pivotal to every client’s success. It is important that our clients feel comfortable with a professional in order for them to be successful. We take the utmost pride in serving our clients with a non-judgmental and client-centered approach. We strive to see them succeed and regain control of their lives.

About the founder

Nil Buckley was born in a small village in Northern Brazil. She migrated to the United States in 2007 to pursue higher education. Nil graduated with her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with an emphasis in Addiction from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 2016. She became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2018 and a Licensed Addiction Counselor in 2017. 

She was awarded Full Operating Level Male and Female Offender Evaluator and Treatment Provided by the Colorado Domestic Violence Offender Management Board (DVOMB) in 2018, and Domestic Violence Clinical Supervisor (DVCS) in 2022. She has worked with the forensic population since 2015. She founded Vivus Counseling in 2018 and C.A.R.E Forensic Solutions in 2024. 

Nil is a Pre Sentence Criminal Evaluator and Treatment Provider for Domestic Violence Courts in El Paso County. She is also a Post Sentence Evaluator and treatment provider for Veterans Trauma Court in El Paso County. She received formal training in Litigation and Evaluation Involving Allegations of Abuse in Family Court Cases in November of 2023 by the Institute on Violence and Trauma (IVAT). She has however conducted Civil Domestic Violence Evaluations for custody cases for the past six years. Nil is currently representing Mental Health Professionals on the DVOMB Board. 

She is the founder and current Chair of the El Paso County Domestic Violence Task Force in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“I believe in every client’s potential to heal and to overcome their struggles with mental illness.”

- Eronilde "Nil" Buckley -

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