We present a phased-array approach to diffuse optical imaging that is based on collecting continuous wave (CW) data using multiple sources and/or multiple detectors. The optical signals corresponding to individual source-detector pairs are combined by post processing after assigning individual amplitude and phase factors. Here, we demonstrate the enhancement in spatial resolution and the depth discrimination afforded by three-element linear phased arrays, either as stand alone units or in a 2-D crossed configuration. In this particular example, the (amplitude, phase) factors associated with the three array elements are (1,0), (2,π), (1,0), respectively. Experimental results on tissue like phantoms demonstrate the potential of the proposed source/detector arrays to enhance the performance of diffuse optical imaging.