Amy Zajakowski Uhll founded the Chicago Center for Integration and Healing and serves as the director. Drawing on over 25 years of experience, she provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples, and families. Her speciality is trauma-Informed treatment, with a focus on Complex Trauma and Dissociation. Throughout her career, Amy has been interested in exploring the integration of traditional relational approaches with body-centered and mindfulness-based techniques.
Amy provides clinical consultation to other therapists and to organizations in support of trauma-informed care. She specializes in helping therapists integrate trauma-informed practices into the work that they are already doing. Amy believes that for therapists it is more important how we are with our clients than what we do. She supports therapists in exploring their own internal experience as they develop their authentic approach to healing.
Amy is originally trained in psychodynamic treatment and graduated with her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University in 1991. She has completed advanced training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, a somatic psychotherapy that is deeply informed by neurobiological research.
For the past 18 years, she’s served as a volunteer therapist at Chicago’s Marjorie Kovler Center where she treats survivors of government-sponsored torture.