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Clinical Social Worker / Therapist in Washington, DC

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Jennifer Kogan, LICSW

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Looking for a Better Connection with Yourself
and in Your Important Relationships?
Whether you are seeing me individually or as a couple, our work together can give you the tools you need to feel less stress, anxiety, and/or depression. Learn how to shift your thinking and behavior so you feel more engaged and connected to yourself and those you care about.

I consider and honor differences in how men and women think and feel. There is no one right way to communicate, the key is understanding what makes each other tick and learning how to connect effectively.

Many people subscribe to the 'push through the pain' philosophy. Learn how self-compassion and other mindfulness practices can lead to a sense of contentment and well-being.
Bio
I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and family therapist with almost twenty years of ongoing training, social work, and private practice experience. I offer solution-focused counseling and strategies to boost communication skills and increase feelings of trust, good will and connection. I am also a wife and parent who is familiar with the joys and struggles that go along with raising a family in Washington, DC.

My style is active, warm, non-judgmental with a little gentle humor, as well. I consider and honor differences in how men and women think and feel. Should you decide to consult with me, you will be comfortable and supported in whatever style suits you best. There is no one right way to communicate, the key is understanding what makes each other tick and learning how to connect effectively.

Growing up in our first family we learn to adapt in certain ways. We can bring this perspective with us as we make our way in the world. This is neither good nor bad; just information we can work with. Often, it’s certain beliefs and fears that we hold that keep us from taking steps that might lead to growth. Amazingly, discovering and naming what scares us the most can be the key to lasting change.

We all want to be seen and loved for who we are. We don’t want to feel stuck or worried or stressed. My practice includes counseling and support for individual adults, couples, interfaith couples, co-parents, new parents, families, mothers, fathers, teens, and women who may be struggling with the symptoms of postpartum depression. I also consult with parents who may have concerns about their child/teen and adults who want to make sense of their relationships with their own parents. As a family systems therapist I specialize in transitions across the life cycle.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Life and Wellness Coaching  Premarital Counseling
 Adolescents  Life Transitions  Relationship Issues
 Anger Management  Loneliness  Self Esteem Issues
 Caregiver Issues  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Couples Therapy  Marriage Counseling  Women's Issues
 Depression  Men's Issues  Work and Career Issues
 Divorce  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
Certifications
 Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Education/Training
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing and journalism from Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, and later earned my Master of Social Work degree at the National Catholic School of Social Service in Washington, DC.
Memberships
Founder, Moderator - DCTherapistConnect
Board Member, Editor - Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Workers
Member - National Association of Social Workers
License:LC 302938
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Location
4601 Connecticut Ave., NW
Suite 20
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