Emma Rogers, EGC, LCSW-C

Experience

Emma Rogers work as a mental health practitioner began during her undergraduate studies at Goddard College in Plainfield, VT. Emma was drawn to the study of the human horse relationship and discovered the vital link between the development of horsemanship skills and interpersonal health. Emma completed her degree at Goddard and began her training in the realm of Equine Therapy. Emma became a student in psychotherapist Melisa Pearce’s Equine Gestalt Coaching Program and graduated from the certification course in 2012. During her studies with Melisa Emma was trained in a variety of goal-oriented coaching techniques, Gestalt methodologies, and the transformative power of the human horse relationship. Emma utilizes this training in her own equine coaching business (www.ArionCenter.com) where she offers individual, family, and group workshops to the Annapolis, Maryland community.

In 2011 Emma began her graduate program at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. in Social Work. During her masters program Emma completed two professional internships at The Children and Parent’s Program, Prince Georges County Health Department and The Pathways School, Hyattsville, MD. During her internships Emma gained clinical expertise in the treatment of co-occuring mental health and substance use disorders for women and severe behavioral health and learning challenges in school-age youth. Emma provided individual therapy, developed and implemented group treatment, and gained proficiency in evidence based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychotherapeutic techniques.

Following the completion of her masters degree in 2013 Emma accepted employment as a full-time counselor at The Children and Parent’s Program in Prince Georges County. Emma continued her work with adult women struggling with co-occuring illness and environmental hardship. Through her work in PG County Emma developed experience with racial and ethnic diversity, socio-economic disparity, and complex trauma. In 2014 Emma broadened her expertise in the field of addiction and mental health by beginning employment at the Pathways Program in Annapolis, Maryland as a Family Counselor. Emma provided family support services, education, and therapy to both inpatient and outpatient clients at Pathways. Emma’s work at Pathways included the treatment of adolescents and adults from a wide range of diagnosis including bi-polar disorder, major depression, schizotypal disorders, and chronic anxiety.

In 2015 Emma established her second business as a private practicing therapist at Argo Counseling. Emma has since worked to grow this practice by expanding services, hiring experienced clinicians, and partnering with other wellness organizations to provide a truly person-centered holistic model of care. In addition to Argo Counseling Emma has worked as a private practicing therapist for Island Therapy Solutions in the U.S. Virgin Islands where she provided individual, family, and group counseling in addition to developing corporate leadership programs and continuing education courses. Emma is also a current contractor with Magellan Health and their Military Family Life Counseling Program where she provides short-term non-medical counseling and psycho-educational trainings to address the behavioral health needs of military service members and their families.

Approach

Emma’s practice is highly focused on experiential and somatic awareness based techniques. She incorporates meditation, deep breathing, art, and gestalt narrative approaches into her work with clients. Emma utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Voice Dialogue, and Body Psychotherapy techniques to offer her client’s a wide range of treatment interventions. Emma is a firm believer in a client centered approach, allowing each client to direct their own treatment and that therapy is a collaborative journey. Recognizing that the most transformative part of the therapeutic process is the relationship between therapist and client, Emma takes an approach to healing that is empathic, holistic, and affirming.

Specialties

  • Trauma and Grief
  • Addiction and mental illness
  • Couples and Families
  • Equine Coaching

Fun Facts

Emma is a lover of all animals and has a particular connection with horses. She owns her own equine coaching business and loves nothing more then spending time on the farm! Emma believes that all animals have a special role to play in the lives of their human companions. Check-out her website and find out more about horses and healing – www.ArionCenter.com.