“Healing doesn't mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives."
- Bruce Limpton
* Please note, I am only meeting virtually at this time *
How I can help:
As if going through something traumatic wasn't difficult enough, the lasting effects of it can become exhausting. You may be left questioning the phrase, 'time heals all wounds' as you maneuver through life with uninvited thoughts & images popping up, new fears, and perhaps new extra-tense physical reactions.
If something distressing has happened in your life and you're wishing you could go back to how things were 'before' the event and finally get a nightmare-free sleep, then you're in the right place.
I will provide you with effective ways to cope through life today as well as heal the source of the emotional pain to give you relief that lasts.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) and Accelerated Resolution Therapy (A.R.T) are methods I use that utilizes the natural healing process of your brain to alleviate the emotional pains that are stuck and attached to memories from your past. Commonly used to treat PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), it is highly productive and is a different experience than typical talk therapy with results seen significantly quicker.
Who I am:
Well, I'm glad you asked! My name is Brittani Antunes, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (typically located in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix, but right now meeting virtually) who is passionate about empowering others to experience life free from the seemingly invisible forces of trauma.
I specialize in alleviating the emotions and effects that follow you from painful memories and experiences.
My goal is that when you spend time in my office (in person or virtually) you will feel a sense of safety, comfort, and freedom from judgment.
We all have a story.
It is no secret that our past impacts who we become. We are a sum of our experiences- those we cherish and also those that we perhaps wish didn’t carry so much weight- they all mold how we think and view the world. It turns out that it is very possible to lessen or even eliminate the impact of certain events from our past, allowing us to live with much more comfort and freedom. Whether you’re feeling shame, guilt, anger, or fear we can reduce those feelings and live a more fulfilling life. Oh, and those pictures and scenes that keep replaying in your mind, we can get rid of those too.
I am on a mission to spread that relief to as many people as possible.
If you are ready, or are thinking about being ready, then you've already taken a step toward creating the next chapter of your life and I'd love to be a part of your team for the journey.
Side story: Throughout the years I found myself asking people what they wanted the next chapter of their life to be titled and the responses spoke volumes. They captured their goals while also planting a seed for envisioning the past being a thing of the past with the future pages yet to be written. In these moments I witnessed hope be created. These shared moments stuck with me which inspired the name of my business.
What do you want the title of your next chapter to be?