Trendsetter to Know: Brenda Cochran, Clinical Director at Alliance Coaching and Counseling Group

Name:  Brenda Cochran

Facebook: Alliance Coaching and Counseling Group


Title: Clinical Director

Kids: Two grown children and three grandchildren

City you live in: Downtown Phoenix

A typical day in my life includes…  Wake up at 4:00 AM, grab a cup of coffee, set my intention for the day, meditate, pray, head to the gym, off to work then home to relax, eat and watch the sun go down on Camelback Mountain from my balcony. In bed by 9PM!

I was born…  to break new ground.

My favorite thing about Arizona… is the diverse landscape: Mountains and desert in one state!

I’m listening to…  John Coltrane.

My family… is full of diversity and culture.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…  my mom, who recently passed away.

When I was younger, I wanted to be…  a professional principal flautist with a large philharmonic orchestra.

I’m inspired by…  people who walk humbly with love.

The one person who motivates me is… Jesus.

My first job was…  at theDepartment of Defense contracting agency in Nuremberg, Germany.

My favorite escape… the beach or the mountains.

I’m currently working on… moving towards living a minimalistic lifestyle.

Always…  provide your best to the least.

Never…  judge, criticize or analyze someone until you know their story.

Favorite Quote…  “Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly.”

Biggest Dream…  that there would be no financial barriers to the best trauma treatment.  

Bio-on yourself/company: Brenda Cochran currently oversees all aspects of Alliance Coaching and Counseling Group’s Trauma-Informed Care and Restorative Therapy program, which is a unique approach to helping individuals heal from the circumstances, situations and traumas that have impacted them. She will oversee all of ACCG’s restorative therapists who are known for creating a space for their clients to feel physically, emotionally and culturally safe. This collaborative approach to therapy allows individuals to feel empowered in their treatment, facilitating true healing where the individual shares in decision making that honors their dignity and provides transparency in all aspects of the process. 

Previously, Cochran served as the director of counseling at Pure Heart Church in Glendale, Ariz.  She provided oversight to a clinical team that specialized in trauma, addiction and mental illness. She collaborated with one of the largest outpatient addiction treatment centers in Phoenix and opened an outpatient addiction clinic on the property of Pure Heart Church focusing on trauma-focused, whole-person, outpatient addiction services.

Cochran is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and graduated from Arizona State University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work. She is a clinical supervisor and a Board-Certified Professional Christian Counselor through the American Association of Christian Counselors. She was trained through the Arizona Trauma Institute and is a Level One Certified Gottman Therapist.

Cochran is an avid fitness junkie, having competed as a national figure competitor placing first, third and fifth in local at the national level. She is a wellness advocate and enjoys subjective research studying the effects of combining nutrition, resistance training and trauma therapy with individuals that have sustained complex and developmental trauma. She resides in downtown Phoenix.

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