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“I look at trauma as an umbrella term - anything that is out of our control and leaves a negative footprint on us. I think through normalizing trauma in this way, we can show ourselves compassion instead of judgment.”
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Amy Berry, MSW, LCSW
Trauma Therapist

Amy Berry, MSW, LCSW

(she/her)
Trauma Therapist

I believe that increased self-awareness is key to healing and to becoming the best possible version of ourselves. I understand my role as your therapist is to provide you with support and direction that helps you create the life you want.

I pride myself in being a trauma-informed therapist assisting clients in recognizing possible trauma(s), trauma responses, and the internal impact of trauma. I regularly draw from person-centered therapy, CBT, psychodynamic talk therapy, “parts work,” and trauma-informed strengths-based interventions.

In my free time, I love to rewatch New Girl and Schitt’s Creek. I love to eat (not so much the cooking part), spend time with loved ones, and am excited to be back in the CU area.

Areas of Expertise and Services Offered
  • Trauma and abuse

  • Healthy relationships

  • Boundary setting

  • Self-esteem and rational self-talk

  • “Parts work”

  • Attachment styles

Education, Training, and Advocacy
  • Masters in Social Work (MSW), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • B.A., Social Work, Illinois State University

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) certified Sexual Assault Crisis Counselor

How We Might Work Together

Being both a therapist and someone’s client, I understand the difficulty in not only starting therapy but finding a therapist you can vibe with. I hope to create a space that allows our true selves to show up and engage in trauma work together. I will often show up bringing in humor, sarcasm, and compassion. I view therapy as a two-way conversation with my role being supportive, unbiased, and at times challenging. I hope to welcome clients that are open to trauma work and learning ways to show compassion and grace to ourselves.