Our Practitioners

 Susan Auman, LCSW and Francine Kelley, LCPC and Livia Budrys, LCSW are body-centered psychotherapists. Our experience successfully helping trauma survivors using a holistic approach that includes mind and body has made us passionate about sharing this approach with others. Susan and Francine are both Somatic Experiencing Practitioners with extensive training in body-centered therapy. 

About Us


The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

Who We Are

Chicago Bodymind Wellness Studio is a community of psychotherapists and teachers dedicated to providing a healing environment for those seeking a whole-person approach to healing. We provide counseling services including body-centered psychotherapy, yoga, therapeutic groups, workshops and classes. We also host networking events and professional training for clinicians who want to learn more about incorporating mind body practices into their work.  


The Guest House - Jalaluddin Rumi


This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

Our Space

In addition to  our suite of offices for our full-time psychotherapists, we have a beautiful 500 sq ft workshop/yoga studio and an additional office available for occasional or regular use by our extended community.  If you're interested in space rental, please contact us!

A real photo of our therapists coming soon!

872-216-7797

Chicago Bodymind

Wellness Studio