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Kristen Day Ph.D

Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Profile

    Dr. Day began working at UR CAPS in 2011 and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor. Serves as a member of the CAPS leadership team, assisting the CAPS Director providing leadership and managerial oversight of the administrative, clinical, crisis coordination, and consultative functions of CAPS, and the planning development and implementation of policies and initiatives. She currently serves as the supervisor for the Peer Sexual Misconduct Advisors (PSMAs), certain CAPS staff, CAPS undergraduate interns, and CAPS LPC residents in training (when on staff). She serves as the liaison for the Center for Sexual Assault and Response, Residence Life, and UR police department and represents CAPS on the Behavioral Intervention Team and serves as an alternate for the Threat Assessment Team.

     She is a generalist with a background in trauma-informed, systems focused care.  She specializes in working with trauma survivors and those in crisis.  She infuses aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness into her work with all students. She believes clients are the authors of their own stories, and strives to connect and promote the development of self-awareness and self-compassion. 

    Dr. Day enjoys spending time with family and friends, chasing after her three kids as well as recreational running.

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    • Memberships

      Hostage Negotiations team for Henrico County

      Disaster Behavioral Health team for the State of Virginia

      American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress