Meet Briana Bogue, MFT, our Featured Therapist for September!
Every month, Council for Relationships highlights one of our staff therapists on the blog. September’s Featured Therapist Briana Bogue is a Couple and Family Therapist whose integrative practice revolves around each client’s goals and strengths. Check out our brief interview to learn more about Briana.
Could you tell us a little about yourself?
I am Briana Bogue, Staff Therapist at Council For Relationships working in our Center City office. I’m a hard-working, pizza-loving, meditation-practicing therapist with a passion for learning. I am a Villanova alum, which makes me a 2016 National Champion (though I do not play on the men’s basketball team and never have). When I am not in the office, I am with family and friends, soaking up the sun, reading, or doing yoga.
What did you do prior to working at Council for Relationships?
As a graduate of Council’s Couple and Family Therapy Program, (a partnership with Jefferson University) I was first introduced to Council as an intern. Council’s amazing staff members were my teachers and supervisors, but now I am honored to call them colleagues. It is exciting to join this community of lifelong learners and passionate practitioners!
How would you describe your approach as a therapist?
If I could share only one thing about myself, it is this: my mission is empowerment. I have built my practice around the idea that everyone is worthy of safety, respect, stability, joy, and love in their lives. This is my common ground with everyone I work with. No matter who my clients are or what they present with, I aim to empower them to achieve their goals. As an integrative therapist, I use different techniques to access the strengths, motivations, and creativity of my clients. In particular, I work with trauma, grief, anxiety, depression, relationship and family communication and conflict, and self-esteem. As a side interest, I also practice mediation, which I sometimes incorporate into my work with clients if they want to try something new!
What’s one thing your clients might not know about you?
P.S. As a child, my dream job was to be an archaeologist. Or a spy.