Dr. Mischa Cohen Peck

About Me

Dr. Peck is a leader in trans* and gender expansive communities; she is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (www.wpath.org) and has served on the board of Trans Spectrum of Arizona. She owns and operates Q Counseling (www.QCounseling.com) and specializes in work with sexual and gender minority persons across the lifespan. She is an EMDR therapist and served on the boards of the EMDR International Association (www.emdria.org) and the Arizona Trauma Recovery Network (www.aztrn.org). During her academic career, she received multiple research and training grants, taught undergraduate and graduate courses, and published numerous scholarly articles. As summer faculty at Smith College School for Social Work, Dr. Peck teaches graduate-level courses about clinical practice and public policy with emphases on gender diverse individuals and communities. Always with a strong sense of social justice, her history includes grassroots activism (ACT UP, Queer Nation) and a long history of volunteer service, board membership, and civic activity. During her spare time, she is a gourmet cook, metalsmith and jewelry-maker, collector of art, writer and storyteller, and curator of culture and life…

Education & Experience

MA (Hebrew Union College), MSW (University of Southern California), PhD (University of Washington, Seattle)

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

World Professional Association of Transgender Health, 2015-Present EMDRIA Board Member, Jan 2017- Dec2019 Trans Spectrum of Arizona, Board Member, 2016-2017 Advisory Board Member, Arizona Trauma Recovery Network (AZTRN), Phoenix, AZ 2013-2017 Clinical Facilitator, Older Mens Support Group, Phoenix, AZ, 2011-Present Multiple research and training grants, publications, and graduate and undergraduate courses taught

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Group
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English