WELCOME, I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, couple and family therapist with twenty years of ongoing training, social work, and private practice experience. I offer compassionate, solution-focused counseling and strategies to boost communication skills and increase feelings of trust, good will and connection. I am also a parent who is familiar with the joys and struggles that go along with raising a family in Washington, DC.
My schedule is flexible in that I can often meet with you within a week or two of your initial email, text or call. New parents are welcome to bring babies and toddlers to our sessions. When we meet we will talk about what brings you here and what’s happening in your life. I consider and honor differences in how people think and feel. You will be comfortable and supported in whatever style suits you best during our sessions
We all feel discouraged sometimes and we all want to be seen and loved for who we are.
Life does not always go where we expect it to – disappointments, losses and transitions do happen. I offer an artful blend of compassion and insight with sound science as our base. Let’s tap into your inner wisdom and together, forge a path forward. This path can include laughter, joy and feeling at home in who you are despite the challenges you are facing.
There is no one right way to communicate, the key is understanding what makes each other tick and learning how to connect effectively.
Adults consult with me for help making sense of their relationships with friends, partners and family. Managing stress, anxiety, self-doubt and sadness are also issues we can work on together. I also consult with parents and families who may have concerns or need help connecting with their child/teen or young adult. As an individual, couple and family systems therapist I specialize in transitions across the life cycle. My private practice offers counseling and support for:
- individual adults
- interfaith couples
- new parents
- teens and young adults
- parents and families and their transgender/gender questioning children, teens and young adults
- counseling and coaching for psychotherapists
Interestingly, it’s the times when I have felt most alone when connection and creativity have followed. In the Fall of 2008, I was feeling isolated as a counselor and parent. Most of the therapists I knew had adult children and had left the parenting phase(s) behind. As the mom of two young kids, I knew I needed to meet someone in the same boat as me. So, I founded a group for DC area clinicians — who are also parents — called DCTherapistMoms to fill this need I had for support and community. Over the years, DCTM grew as it offered a professional and supportive space for its more than 1000 members and is now known as DCTherapistConnect. My other professional memberships include the Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work (Board Member, Editor of quarterly newsletter) and the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP).
I value gender, sexual, racial, class, disability and religious/spiritual identity. We are all doing the best we can and that sometimes we just need a little help. Let’s talk about how I can help you. Just call/text me at 202-215-2790 or email me at JKogan@Jennifer Kogan.com. You can also contact me here. If you are in need of a referral, I am very happy to connect you to the resources you need.