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Typically, when a person goes to therapy, they know they’ll be asked questions, but what kinds of questions? And why these? Sometimes the questions that are asked seem odd, or vague. In this blog post, you’ll learn the why behind some of the questions we often ask. “Where to?” Almost every session, I begin with […]

Emotions, Mindfulness, Therapeutic Modalities, Therapy

Why Does My Therapist Ask…

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IFS, EMDR, AEDP, what do all these letters actually mean?!? It can be frustrating as you’re looking through the Good Therapy website, trying to find a good therapist, when all these acronyms, or different treatment types are thrown around. This post will help you understand the different modalities of therapy that we use at the […]

Therapeutic Modalities, Therapy

The guide to Therapeutic Modalities: What do all those acronyms mean anyway?

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Disclaimer: These are just some thoughts of one therapist. Use them if they are helpful. Discard all others.  “Why provide therapy in a time like this?” This is the question that bounced around in me during the first 2 weeks of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Ironically, this question was not a conscious one, but instead one […]

Therapy

Why Provide Therapy at a Time Like This? A Psychotherapist Questions his Profession During COVID-19

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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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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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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?