Victoria Nolen, LPC, E-RYT, YF-A, is a Lead Field Therapist at First Light Wilderness Therapy in Northeast Georgia. Her primary focus is providing therapeutic services to adolescents and their families through individual, group and family psychotherapy. Victoria’s clinical approach is mindfulness-based, somatic-oriented and holistically focused.
Victoria graduated with her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia. She also received her yoga teaching certification from Five Points Yoga Studio in Athens, GA, while receiving additional certifications in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Sozo and Somatics, and Somatic Coaching. She is currently pursuing additional training in the Trauma-Conscious Yoga Method, which focuses on utilizing trauma-informed yoga for collective healing and social justice. Victoria has been a practicing clinician and instructor since 2015. Prior to coming to First Light, she offered counseling services in a variety of settings, including a therapeutic boarding school, private practice, a private college campus and a local community center. Since then, she has become committed to bringing the power of embodiment into treatment for sustained healing and systemic transformation in family members’ lives.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Victoria continues to offer her services in the fields of both counseling and yoga – you will find her often integrating the two. She also boasts of a background in the creative arts and often implements the life-changing techniques of music, writing, dance and narrative approaches into therapy. She enjoys bringing this diverse skillset to the families of First Light, along with offering classes and trainings within the local community.
In her free time, Victoria delights in participating in her own yoga practice, along with spending time with her husband and pup hiking waterfalls and contemplating the “deep wells” of life.