Welcome to my inclusive and compassion focused counseling and consultation private practice. I offer a research and evidence-based approach to increase feelings of trust, good will and connection. In our work together, I consider and honor differences in how each person thinks and feels. My goal is to meet you where you are with whatever style suits you best during our sessions.
In July 2020, I moved from Washington, DC to South Burlington, VT where I now meet virtually with D.C. and Vermont residents. After a lifetime of living in cities, I find that time spent in nature and closer to family offers important care and balance to my life.
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 us tick and then 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
- Navigate a relationship with someone who has a personality disorder
- parents and families and their transgender/gender questioning children, teens and young adults
- counseling and coaching for psychotherapists
In addition to my counseling and and consultation private practice, I am also a writer, editor & community builder. In 2008, I launched a group for mental health providers in the DC area called DCTherapistConnect (DCTC). My inspiration for the group came during my search for a community of support while balancing the everyday demands of parenting while nurturing my private practice. DCTC has evolved over the years and I am proud of the connections it continues to offer members. Other professional memberships include The National Association of Social Workers, the Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work, the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) and the Jung Society of Washington.
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.