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Advice for Spouses Confined to Their Homes: Make a schedule and plan for downtime. Having some structure can help parents and children have a sense of normalcy. It will also help guide the day and can create a team atmosphere about how you will all do the day together. Humans thrive with rhythms in their […]

Parenting, Partnering, and BE-ing During the COVID19 Pandemic

Forgiveness. Just reading that word probably brings up a lot of different feelings and ideas about what it entails. For many people, forgiveness is loaded with pressure: “…you must forgive people” “…you should forgive your parents, they were just doing their best” “…forgive and forget” This post is not about defining forgiveness or talking about […]

Forgiveness and Boundaries: Why Forgiveness Doesn’t Mean Forget and go back to “Normal”

“Falling in Love” is a phrase we often hear.  It is a phrase we use to describe the confluence of biological, physical and emotional aspects of attraction and connection to someone. Yes, it feels real. It is fun and exciting, and it can lay the groundwork for a solid friendship and loving attachment. What is […]

Myths and Facts about Falling in Love

For our first post of 2020, we are addressing “New Year’s Resolutions.” We cover whether we are in favor of them or against them and why, and some ideas for alternatives.  Life’s natural rhythm provides us with opportunities to stop, start, pause, and replay. Birthdays and anniversaries can help us remember, holidays give us pause […]

Ask a Therapist: Are New Year’s Resolutions a Good Idea?

Every year, around the holidays stress levels go up. There’s a lot to do! Our therapists here at the Phoenix Counseling Collective have put together a list of ideas to help you through this season. For Your General Well Being: #1) Plan something you really enjoy. We often get caught up in doing things for […]

Therapist Tips for the Holidays

When couples come into my office, it usually isn’t because their marriage is going well, and they just want to talk about how happy they are. Instead, it’s quite the opposite. They come in because something is broken in their relationship. Their connection has become disconnected. They have lost something they are afraid is “un-find-able”. […]

The “Magic” Math of Healthy Relationships

Ask a Therapist: What is Transference? When you Google the word “transference” this is what you’ll find: trans·fer·ence noun: transference Psychoanalysis the redirection to a substitute, usually a therapist, of emotions that were originally felt in childhood So.. what does that actually mean? How does this show up with you in therapy and what does […]

Ask a Therapist: What is Transference?

We are thrilled to announce that The Phoenix Counseling Collective is moving! Our new address is: 531 E. Lynwood, Phoenix, AZ 85004. For the last 6 years our practice has enjoyed seeing our clients out of an historic house in downtown Phoenix. That space felt comfortable and safe to do the difficult work of growing […]

We Are Moving

Mindfulness matters. Many studies have demonstrated this over and over again, especially related to anxiety and depression. So, to celebrate the fact that we can use our minds to alleviate our suffering, we have gotten together to share some of our favorite mindfulness activities. You CAN use these at home! Why we use Mindfulness: Neurologically […]

Mindfulness Is More than Mumbo-Jumbo

Here at the Phoenix Counseling Collective, we believe that emotions (what some call “feelings”) are important for a number of reasons. This post will explore the territory of what emotions are.  Emotions are… the language of the body. the currency of experientially knowing and being known.  what connect us to ourselves, other people and the […]

Why “Feelings” ARE Important