Meet Briana Bogue, MFT, our Featured Therapist for September!

September 1, 2016

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.

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