Author Archive: Briana Bogue, LMFT

8 Aug

The Truth About Mental Health and Mass Shootings

Council for Relationships Staff Therapist Briana Bogue, LMFT is a therapist, teacher, and advocate. She also serves as Associate Director of Healthy Relationships and Wellness:  psycho-educational skill-building workshops at Council for Relationships. Like everyone else, I am struggling to digest the news of two mass… Read More

13 Nov

What We Learned at CFR’s On the Table Philly Conversation: “Relating in a Divided World”

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What do a white male UCC pastor, a black female sex educator, and a white female cultural consultant have in common? Though this sounds like the beginning of a tasteless joke, it is actually the setup for Council For Relationships’ On The Table Philly event… Read More

15 Mar

A Therapist’s Guide to Speaking Your Truth in #MeToo

Briana Bogue, MFT is a Staff Therapist at our Center City office. She specializes in trauma-informed therapy work with couples, families, and young adults on a number of issues: depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship problems, and grief. Content warning: abuse and sexual assault   "What… Read More

17 Jan

Four First Date Tips from a Couples Therapist

Staff Therapist Briana Bogue, MFT works with young adults, couples, and families who are experiencing distress due to grief and loss, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, conflict, and communication problems. As an adolescent, I frequently got nervous to put myself out there. Socially, I was scared of vulnerability. My… Read More

12 Dec

A Couples Therapist Explains Why Cuffing Season Could Be Good for You

Oh the weather outside is frightful... But "Cuffing" is so delightful! What is Cuffing Season? "Cuffing" refers to getting into a committed relationship. "Cuffing Season" is the phenomenon of getting into a serious, committed, sexual relationship for the fall and winter months. According to popular belief,… Read More

17 Oct

#MeToo: Why We Need This Now

Trigger warning: sexual harassment, sexual violence, and trauma "To hold traumatic reality in consciousness requires a social context that affirms and protects the victim and that joins victim and witness in a common alliance."- Trauma & Recovery, Herman As a feminist, therapist, and social researcher,… Read More

3 Oct

Coping with the News of a Mass Shooting: Fighting Fear with Love

Waking up in the aftermath of a tragedy is jarring. This morning, I reached for my phone alarm, but before I could press snooze, I was startled by the number of texts from my friends and family. A CNN alert proclaimed a mass shooting. I… Read More

23 Sep

Know Your Self: Self-Care

You are the instrument of your own success. No matter your goal, you cannot achieve it, and you definitely cannot enjoy it, if you are burnt out. Burnout comes in many forms, but signs include fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, overwhelm, hopelessness, lack of desire for pleasure,… Read More

14 Sep

Know Your Stress: Get Organized! Stress Beating Tips for Parents and Families

Life’s demands can be overwhelming, especially during the transition back to school. These simple tips can help create more order and less chaos in your brain and in your life. I have separated these tips into two posts: Know Your Stress: Get Organized and a… Read More

7 Sep

Kindergarten Wall, A poem about children and stress

Children are amazing little seeds that will someday grow into wise and sturdy trees. Parents, teachers, and therapists are some of the most helpful resources and advocates for today’s children. With so much going on in the world, so many expectations in school, and abundant… Read More