We had the good fortune of connecting with Elexus Rogers and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Elexus, how do you think about risk?
I think about risks as opportunities. There is always something to gain and something to lose. The trick is to determine whether or not the opportunity is worth the effort that you will need to put in. Taking risks in my career has allowed me to grow my practice rapidly and become more well known within my community. In addition, about 90% of the opportunities that I take advantage of lead to more opportunities that I likely would not have been presented with otherwise. Because I seek to take advantage of every opportunity that presents itself, I am often busy serving in various capacities. As a result of this, I have to determine when to forgo an opportunity in order to prioritize my mental health and maintain a healthy work-life balance within my life.

For me, risks serve a VERY important role in developing my career, and as long as I am careful to listen to what my body is telling me, I will be able to build a successful private practice without the risk of Burnout.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am a mental health therapist and coach who specializes in “All Things Relationships”. Issues that include Family Conflict, Couples Issues, Interracial Relationships, Dating Coaching, establishing Healthy Boundaries, Parenting/Co-parenting, Self-love, and Personal Growth Journeys. In addition to relational issues, I see individuals with a variety of needs including anxiety, stress, trauma, and depression.

In addition to counseling and coaching services, I am often booked for speaking engagements that allow me to provide a larger audience with the tools and resources to take accountability in making positive changes in their lives. I love doing events like these, as they allow me to extend my reach to provide assistance to others, while allowing me to be silly and have fun! I am also currently in the process of creating Self Love Journals and other materials that provide the ability to work on prioritizing one’s mental health on a day-to-day basis.

Before starting my business, I worked at a W2 job where I was burnt out from being overworked and underpaid. I knew that my skills were largely being wasted due to the rigid rules, regulations, and procedures of the job. I felt more like a cog in a machine, rather than an invaluable and effective counselor. It wasn’t until I had a health scare that I realized that the job was no longer worth the price I was paying. Knowing that I could achieve much more on my own (both monetarily and personally), I decided to leave my W2 job and become my own boss. Money was tight at first, but as I continued to take advantage of as many opportunities as I could, I quickly accomplished things that I wasn’t even aware were possible. I am MUCH happier now, and am honestly upset that I didn’t decide to take the plunge sooner.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Honestly I LOVE museums! My favorite spot is downtown Dallas, where you can find a plethora of museums, art galleries, cultural experiences, and restaurants. I would start at The Dallas Museum of Art. It’s free and open to the public. You could honestly spend all day there, as the museum’s collection is so large (the museum has 4 floors). From there, I would head over to the Nasher Sculpture Center where they have a beautiful collection of art indoors, accompanied with water features and sculptures outdoors. From there I would check out the African American Museum of Dallas, the Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum, and the Museum of Illusions. Afterward, I would stop by Perry’s Steakhouse and Grille. It’s on the higher end, but the price is definitely worth it.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to give a shoutout to my admin team and the chiropractic providers that I partner with. They are all AMAZING people that support me both within the office setting and in my personal life. I have been showered with mentorship, business advice, marketing assistance, and so much experience that has been instrumental in helping me grow so quickly!

Website: I have two websites I would like to share: https://elexusrogers.com/ and https://gocuris.com/providers/elexus-oglesby/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elexusrogers/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mselexusrogers/

Other: TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@elexusrogers?

Image Credits
Keefe at Well Focused Photography  |  Maddy Ivan Photography

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