At times, finding and maintaining the joy and purpose in our lives can be a struggle. We may find ourselves stuck in patterns that keep us from better understanding ourselves and our situation. Counseling help can provide insight, clarity, and skills to navigate these difficult times.
Dexter Rogers is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern who's goal is to create safe, affirming, and non-judgmental spaces. He wants his clients to feel safe to work on issues that feel difficult to approach and/or understand. He enjoys working with a wide range of clients. From adolescents and adults, to couples and families, Dexter is adept at working with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, and relationship concerns.
Dexter takes a systemic approach to counseling. When working together, you will be encouraged to explore yourself on an individual level, and also begin to discover how your relationships with others may be affecting you. He uses IFS (Internal Family Systems), narrative, and mindfulness-based interventions along with CBT/DBT skills. He believes these interventions encourage self-exploration and growth both internally and in relationships with family, friends, and partners. He welcomes clients from all backgrounds and stages of life. He is a sex-positive, LGBTQ+, kink, and poly affirmative therapist.
Before transitioning to counseling, Dexter was a high school educator and theater professional. His background enables him to incorporate unique skills and perspectives that facilitate improved familial and relational communication. He received his M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of Florida in December 2020. There, he spent his clinical time working at UF Health Springhill providing counseling to a wide range of clients, both inpatient and outpatient.
Outside of work Dexter enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and cat, as well as watching TV and cooking.