Amy Champeau - IL, MS, LMFT
DIPLOMATE JUNGIAN ANALYST: C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago (2012)
Amy Champeau, MSMFT, LMFT, is a Jungian psychoanalyst, licensed marriage and family therapist and somatic psychotherapist located in Tucson, Arizona. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, The Family Institute of Chicago, and the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago. Her work is informed by her life journey; her long-time meditation practice; the wisdom traditions of Zen and mystical Judaism; the creative arts; the Point Zero creativity process of Michelle Cassou; and her training in Integral Bodywork®. She is also a certified EMDR® practitioner; a certified TRE® provider, a certified practitioner in Integral Bodywork® and the
founder of Moment-to-Moment Painting, a process of self-exploration and creative expression.Before becoming a psychotherapist, Amy worked as a full-time, stay-at-home mom; co-owner of a woodturning stove business; a graphic designer; an art director and a paralegal. Amy is the mother of two adult children and has 5 grandchildren. She has practiced Zen meditation for 30 years.
As an artist, Ms. Champeau has received numerous art awards. During a particularly difficult time in her life, Ms. Champeau was led to explore the healing power of the creative process. Her interest in the intersection of creativity and psychotherapy eventually led her to the Analyst Training Program at the C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago, where she has taught classes in the ATP and in the Public Program on “The Money Complex”, “The Body as a Gateway to Transformation,” and “Releasing Trauma from the Body”. In addition she has taught a number of analyst-generated courses at the Jung Institute of Chicago.
Amy has expertise in a wide range of practices which utilize the body as a gateway for personal growth and transformation. Amy’s personal experiences of these modalities and her witnessing of the changes in others who do this work have transformed her psychotherapeutic practice. Her work blends Jungian analysis with somatic psychotherapy, bodywork and creative expression to
create a unique modality that moves beyond ‘talk therapy’. Amy’s particular areas of clinical interest include anxiety/depression; LGBT issues; trauma; the emotional side of money; breaking through creative blocks; life transitions; the intersect of bodymind, spirit and energy; and finding the wisdom in suffering. Amy’s work has been described as a ‘blend of practicality and spirituality’. In addition to bringing warmth, empathy and a non-judgmental attitude to her
work, Amy is also an active participant in teaching her clients tools and practices that lead to real and lasting change in body/mind/spirit. Amy is a frequent presenter on the topic of the body as a gateway to transformation. She enjoys providing consultation to other mental health professionals who desire to incorporate more of a body-oriented approach into their work.
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