Phyllis Oswald Rogers, MA, LMHC
Phyllis O. Rogers has been a family therapist in the greater Seattlearea since 1998, serving hundreds of clients. She specializes in couples and families and First Responders dealing with relationship challenges, traumatic loss, PTSD, anxiety and depression. She is trained in the Gottman Method for couples counseling. Phyllis opened inLife Clinic, LLC in 2010 and is the Director. The clinic’s goal is to restore hope, health, and relationships through counseling and Brain Training.
Phyllis holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Science, Family Systems Counseling from the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS) at Bastyr University. After graduation, Phyllis completed an internship at the University of Washington Family Practice Clinic working with medical residents and their patients. She became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington in 2000. Since then, Phyllis has been in private practice.
Due to her unique combination of training and personal experience with trauma, Phyllis was asked to become a Police and Fire Chaplain for the city of Redmond, WA. As a Chaplain, she supports Police and Fire personnel and their families, as they manage stresses, emotional situations, and traumatic experiences in their roles as first responders. Upon request, Phyllis also responds to critical emergency situations in order to provide emotional support to individuals dealing with major trauma, life-threatening situations, and/or the loss of a loved one. In addition, she is a trainer and speaker for the Chaplain Academy, the International Conference of Police Chaplains and other law enforcement agencies.
Phyllis’ passion to help people was developed through her own personal tragedy. At the age of 33, her late husband Scott was in a near-fatal car accident, which left him in a vegetative state for 10 years. Phyllis became his caregiver, while raising their three children alone as a married, yet single parent. In order to better provide for her family, she returned to school during the last few years of Scott’s life to complete her undergraduate studies and then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Family Systems Counseling. Today she finds meaning and purpose to her painful journey by helping others who are experiencing difficult situations.
Thanks, Phyllis. You are the best.
You provided me with such comfort over the years when everything was a mess. You have had such an important impact on my life and I would not be here without your help. I truly mean this from the bottom of my heart. Thank you.
Phyllis Oswald Rogers holds a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Science, Family Systems Counseling from the Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS), Bastyr University. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with the State of Washington and has been in private practice for 12 years with specialties in individual core healing, couples counseling, grief, traumatic loss and Emergency Service personnel.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
- M.A., Applied Behavioral Science, Family Systems Counseling, Bastyr/LIOS University
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Washington
- Certificate, Washington Police & Fire Chaplain’s Training Academy
- Gottman Method Couples’ Therapy, Training in Assessment, Intervention & Co-Morbidities, Levels I, II & III
- Critical Incident Stress Management: Individual Crisis Intervention, Peer Support and Group Crisis Intervention
- Psychological First Aid Training
- Restorative Retelling of Traumatic Grief
- King County Public Health Reserve Corps, Mental Health Trainer
- Washington CISM Network, Member
- Hope Force International, Reservist
- Family Foundations International, Seminar Coordinator
- Hospice Bereavement Coordinator, Christian Community Hospice
- Healing Relationship Pastor, Lake Sammamish Foursquare Church
- City Church, Member
God is revealing His path for me; and it’s amazing! Thank you for holding the door open for me. Thank you for being a part of my journey.
Phyllis is a highly respected public speaker and educator. She has conducted seminars & classes for the following organizations. Other speaking engagements have included presentations at churches, retirement communities, police and fire departments, peer support trainings, officer spouse support groups and memorial ceremonies.
- Police & Fire Chaplain‘s Training Academy
- Tacoma Pierce County Chaplaincy
- NW Region International Conference of Police Chaplains
- Behind the Badge Foundation Law Enforcement Families Network Conference
- Anglican Senate
- Lake Sammamish Foursquare Church
- Mercer Island Presbyterian Church
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
- American Association for Christian Counselors (AACC)
- Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)
- National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
- International Conference of Police Chaplains (ICPC)
- Federation of Fire Chaplains (FFC)
- Green Cross Academy of Traumatology
- Washington CISM Network
- International Association for Theophostic Ministry
- Net DMC (Discipleship, Mentoring, Coaching)
- Lionshare Leadership Group