Brittany Bunton LCPC, ATR, Counseling in Rockford, Illinois, 61108

Brittany Bunton

LCPC, ATR

Brittany Bunton

LCPC, ATR

Professions: Counselor, Creative Arts Therapist, Art Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor - 180011507
Secondary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - 7169-125
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Humana
  • LifeSynch
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Optum
  • Out of Network Provider
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • ValueOptions
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

4615 E State St
Suite 202
Rockford, Illinois 61108

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My Approach to Helping

I believe therapy is most successful when it is a collaborative process between the therapist and client. To me, this means creating a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust and respect, meeting you where you are at, and helping you along your journey towards growth, health, andor personal goals.

I aim to help through person-centered, strength-based, and empathic approaches. I view treatment plans as collaborative and our pathway in reaching what you would like to get out of therapy. My educational background is in art therapy and counseling, and I utilize both expressive arts therapies and traditional psychotherapy based on your comfort, interest, and what appears to be the most beneficial. Finally, I strive to work from an intersectional perspective which means seeing all the unique roles and social identities in our lives including how these interact and impact each other.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

I love being a therapist because I enjoy helping others and creating a therapeutic space that feels inviting, safe, and validating. As a therapist, it is important that we also participate in personal therapy. I have had wonderful experiences as a client and aim to utilize this practice not only for my own personal growth but in how I can help my clients as well. Finally, I love being a therapist because therapy is a transformative and healing process, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with people through their unique journeys as they explore both the positive and the difficult experiences.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

It is reasonable to feel nervous or scared about anything when we do not know what to expect. If we've never had the experience, therapy can be confusing, frightening, or generally just an unknown.

My goal is to work towards breaking down the unknowns of therapy by helping others understand that therapy can be beneficial for anyone at any point during the lifespan. If you feel that you would like support, objectivity, and a safe place to process your thoughts, emotions, strengths, and struggles then therapy may be beneficial for you. If you're still unsure, I encourage you to reach out to myself or another for a short consultation to see what would work best for you.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

Therapy is a practice that takes bravery and self-awareness that there is something you'd like to explore. I wholeheartedly believe taking action in your life and recognizing when you need help are great personal strengths, and quite the opposite of weakness. Just as we go to a physician for physical checkups and illness, it is important to 'checkup' on our emotional and mental well-being. We can all use a little help from time to time no matter who we are, where we come from, or our specific struggles.

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Children, teens, young adults, adults, LGBTQIA, couples, families, trauma survivors, individuals struggling with self-esteem and self-worth, individuals struggling with family or peer issues

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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