Brent David Chumpitazi

Brent David Chumpitazi

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Huntington Beach Accepting In-person
Updated May 30, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Men's health
  • Peak performance
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

Brent Chumpitazi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist located in Huntington Beach, CA. Brent is passionate about helping individuals overcome the impacts of trauma. Trauma might look like once-in-a-lifetime events like a car accident or chronic situations like hearing your family fight every day. Brent supports clients who have experienced either of these types of trauma to move forward.

Brent’s main therapy modality is called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. When people experience traumatic events, their brains may not fully process the event or learn that it’s in the past. This means that the mind starts to react to trauma even when that person is in a safe environment. EMDR therapy helps the brain process through that trauma and find a more comfortable, secure state of being. Brent guides his clients through how trauma informs their feelings and behaviors and teaches skills to feel joy and safety despite past events.

Brent earned his Master’s degree from California State University Fullerton. Brent enjoys helping people in their twenties adapt to their adult lives. He empowers clients to take control of their lives and go do the things that bring them happiness.


Message to clients

My main way of helping people is through EMDR therapy. What EMDR therapy does is help your brain do what it is supposed to do-- heal itself. At times, the brain is unable to heal from a stressful or disturbing event due to how a memory stored in the body. When this happens memories are stored in the exact same way they where felt. This could explain why some war veterans feel in danger when hearing fireworks on the 4th of July. What is happening is that their bodies are reacting to unprocessed memories of war, which are felt in the exact same way they were experienced. This is what is called an automatic response.

For example, if I say, "roses are red " you might respond with, "violets are blue." However the truth is that violets are never blue, they're violet. Another example of an automatic response would be of a doctor hitting your knee with that little triangle hammer, chances are you're going to flinch causing the automatic response of kicking your leg.

These responses govern how we react to people, places, and things. Of course, some of our automatic responses are unwanted or even unwarranted at times. This is where EMDR comes in. It helps process these memories and helps you respond to life instead of reacting to it. I have experienced extraordinary change with EMDR both with myself and with clients.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Peak performance - Addressing mental barriers to realizing full potential; overcoming performance anxiety and self-doubt to reach personal and professional goals

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Brent Chumpitazi is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $225 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Huntington Beach practice
5200 Warner Avenue, 201, Huntington Beach, California 92649
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
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  • Fri Please inquire about hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Private Practice, Therapist, 2013 - Present
Barn Life Recovery, Therapist , 2019 - 2021
College Hospital , Therapist, 2017 - 2019
Alternative Options, Therapist, 2018 - 2019
Providence Community Services, Child/ Adolescent Therapist, 2014 - 2017
Turning Point Center for Families , Therapist, 2011 - 2014

California State University, Fullerton, Masters, 2014


Licensure

California: 104587


Languages

English

Spanish