The Phoenix Counseling Collective
531 E. Lynwood St. Phoenix, AZ 85004






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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, Therapy

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

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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

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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

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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, Therapy

Ask a Therapist: What is Transference?

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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

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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

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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 […]

Emotions, Uncategorized

Why “Feelings” ARE Important

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Almost everyone knows the feeling of an emotional wound, whether it be heartbreak, abandonment, or loss. When someone you love hurts you, often you can actually feel physical sensations that go along with that. For example, people will say they “have a heavy heart” or “I’m heartbroken” and this correlates to actual physical sensations they […]

Emotions, Uncategorized

Why Do Emotional Wounds Cut So Deeply?

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When we find out that a friend or loved one has started to work out, or gone to a physical therapist, our response is usually not a disapproving,  “Oh, you’re one of those people who has to go to the gym… sounds like things are pretty rough for you.” Nor is the response, “You had […]

Self Care, Therapy

Go to Therapy, Get a Counselor – It’s Healthy

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DO therapists go to their own therapy? Yep, at least, here at Phoenix Counseling Collective we do. In fact, many therapists do, and we aren’t the only ones who think it’s a good idea.  We want you to know that there’s no stigma for us about going to counseling or therapy. We do it ourselves […]

Therapy, Uncategorized

Do Therapists go to Therapy?