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Livia Budrys

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  •   Skype Sessions Available
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Evanston, Illinois, 60201
United States of America

About Livia Adia Budrys

PLEASE NOTE: I am an approved provider of personal sessions for SE students at the BEG & INT Level. In addition to the Chicago area location, I also see clients via Skype.

I am committed to supporting individuals and groups in discovering their capacity and right to full embodied aliveness. I work as a psychotherapist, social worker, yoga therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and spiritual activist. 

My work has taken me to many clinical contexts, including residential treatment centers, inpatient units, college campuses, and private practice. My most recent leadership role was as Trauma Director for a national treatment center, consulting and creating trauma treatment models and supporting the system’s greater capacity for sustainable wellbeing. I am interested in best practices and the integration of neurobiology, somatics, yoga and psychotherapy practices in the healing of addiction, eating and mood disorders and the often underlying acute and chronic traumatization. As a first-generation immigrant and daughter of refugees, I have special interest in treatment models for intergenerational trauma and the intersection of post-traumatic grown and spirituality.

I am the pioneer of the Yoga-Informed Psychotherapy certification program ( and an advocate of the shift in this paradigm towards greater understanding and integration of these two fields. As a certified Yoga Therapist and initiate of the Himalayan Tantric lineage of Sri Vidya, I drawn from this ancient framework in my clinical practice, often integrating Yoga technologies, Tantra and Ayurveda. 

I have attended several advanced trainings including: Chronic Pain and Syndromes with Peter Levine and Full Embodiment with faculty Ariel Giarretto. I am an approved SE International Assistant.  

For more information or to Book Online visit my website at



  • Veterans
  • Eating Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Addiction
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse
  • Native populations
  • Refugees
  • Victims of Mass Disaster
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Developmental Trauma

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner – SE™ Assistant

Professional Title:

Somatic Psychotherapist & Yoga Therapist

Professional Certifications:

Licensed Clinical Social Work (LCSW), Certified Yoga Therapist International Association of Yoga Therapy (C-IAYT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), DBT-Prolonged Exposure Protocol for PTSD (DBT-PE), Exposure and Response Therapy (ERP)

Business Phone

(312) 725-4247


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Contact Livia Adia Budrys by phone: (312) 725-4247 or by the SE™ Practitioner Contact Form to schedule a session.