MEd, LPC, CMA, Registered Somatic Movement Educator/Therapist
Victoria Day LPC LLC and Embodiment LLC
“Go only as fast as the slowest part of you feels safe to go.” - R Posin, PhD
Whether you choose to work with Victoria in her capacity as a mental health counselor or somatic movement educator, you will be offered opportunities to share your story, discover and explore your patterns, and learn new practices. You will be supported to safely practice new ways of thinking, feeling, experiencing and acting. Individual sessions are tailored to clients and participants pace and needs.
As a clinical licensed counselor (LPC), Victoria has experience offering somatic-based, trauma-informed, resiliency-focused mental health therapy to adult individuals who present with a wide range of life challenges, including anxiety, chronic and acute health conditions, brain injury, divorce, grief, abuse and trauma. As a clinical counselor Victoria uses the framework of traditional talk therapy as the container for your work together. Victoria can accept most major insurance carriers.
As a certified movement analyst (CMA), Victoria has experience offering individual and group sessions that invite safe opportunities to move and be moved. As a somatic movement educator Victoria uses the framework of Laban Movement Analysis as the container for your work together. To learn more about this approach to a more integrated experience of the body, please visit Victoria’s Embodiment website. All individual and group sessions through Embodiment LLC are self-pay.
Victoria’s philosophy is that health comes from practicing the intention of having an integrated experience of the body - as a physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, energetic and moving vessel. By supporting you to discover your (often unconscious) patterns and habits - of thought, story, belief, emotion, energetic and sensory experience, and of action, reaction and response, Victoria helps you become reacquainted with your resources and strengths, to discover new options of choice, to find what you want more of in your life, and to safely claim and let go of patterns of thought and action.
Victoria earned her undergraduate degree from Washington University in St Louis in 1986 and her graduate degree from Stephens College in 2015 with a Master’s degree in professional counseling, where her thesis evaluated the existing research on the relationship between movement/dance and mood, especially for people with cognitive disorders. She is a 2017 graduate from the Laban Institute of Movement Studies (LIMS) in Brooklyn, NY with a Masters level certification in movement analysis. Her thesis project with LIMS observed and analyzed the value of internal and external somatic awareness by a mental health professional with an adult survivor of trauma. Her work is greatly influenced by various somatic educators, including Irmgard Bartenieff, Susan Aposhyan, Peter Levine and Emilie Conrad.