The Phoenix Counseling Collective

Caleb Mitchell, MDIV, MAC, LPC.           Co-Founder


I believe that my work is to help my clients listen to their stories, be mindful of their bodies and become aware of their internal experiences,  in order to be more deeply present with the self. Out of this rootedness in their humanity, I believe that my clients can make decisions that are inline with their authentic self. I often tell clients that my job is to help them slow down so that they can hear themselves. I do not approach therapy as the "all knowing" therapist. Instead, believing in my solidarity with my client in both weakness and strength, I look to work with the client to help them uncover their own answers to their life journey.

I approach each client as an individual with unique qualities and stories. I am an eclectic relational therapist who utilizes both talk therapy and experiential therapies (i.e. art therapy, therapeutic use of literature, etc) to explore the client’s internal world. I seek to help the client find coping skills (DBT) that work for him/her to replace those that are ineffective and use EMDR to help clients with different traumas. 


I am currently licensed as a professional counselor in Arizona.  Trained from a relational-psychodynamic perspective, I also utilize family systems, narrative therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy (specifically DBT). I have completed EMDR training Part 1 and 2 and use this modality to help my clients. I have treated patients in inpatient, residential, and outpatient settings. Clients I have worked with in the past have struggledwith eating disorders, sexual addiction, domestic violence, anxiety, depression, trauma, substance dependence, and other relational issues. I work with those in the LGBTQ community and those working through racial identity development. I typically work with individuals, couples, and families.


Taylor UniversityBA Communication Studies

Covenant Theological SeminaryMDiv

Covenant Theological SeminaryMAC

... we are people of hope. Hope wrestles with despair, but it doesn’t generate optimism. It just generates this energy to be courageous, to bear witness, to see what the end is going to be. No guarantee, unfinished, open-ended. I am a prisoner of hope. I’m going to die full of hope. Their’s no doubt about that, because that is a choice I make.
— Cornel West