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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 […]

Why Do Emotional Wounds Cut So Deeply?

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 […]

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

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 […]

Do Therapists go to Therapy?

I am a person who enjoys setting goals and making lists. Even better than making lists is checking them off.  I don’t know where I picked up the term “Time Mapping,” but somewhere along the way I started using this practice. I call it “Time Mapping” because I create a map of the week that […]

Time Mapping – Blending Sabbath Practice and Goal Setting

I always ask my clients what their anxiety looks like. Sometimes they look at me with a look of “aren’t you supposed to be the expert?” But I can’t be the expert on their anxiety. Only they can be that. And so, we begin the process of looking at what their anxiety looks like emotionally, […]

What Can You Learn From Your Anxiety?

Life as an entrepreneur is hard. Research shows that entrepreneurs have much higher rates of mental health issues than the general population. 49 percent of entrepreneurs report having one or more mental health condition. This is 2.6 times higher than the general population. In fact, compared to the general population, entrepreneurs have 2 times the […]

The Mental & Emotional Perils of Being An Entrepreneur

If finally going to therapy has made it onto your New Year’s Resolutions, but you have some questions about the process, we are here to help.  We’ve compiled some common myths about the whole process of therapy, psychotherapy, and counseling. We began sharing them in our last blog post, focused on the first therapy session. […]

What You Should Know About Therapy (Part 2): 4 More Myths of the Therapeutic Relationship

The following are misconceptions about therapy, psychotherapy, and counseling. We’ve compiled some common myths (especially about the first session). We then share with you our perspective at the Phoenix Counseling Collective. We hope this clears some things up. Myth #1- I will solve my problems and this puzzle of life in the first session.  Our […]

What You Should Know About Therapy: 4 Myths of the Therapeutic Relationship

November is the month that many people begin to process how difficult and stressful the Holidays are. Particularly if they will be around family this year. They find that they become irritable, feel anxious inside, or even downright dread being home. There are many reasons why this can be the case. For some, this is […]

Going Home for the Holidays: Some Strategies for Sanity