Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Certified School Social Worker in New Jersey. Taylor earned her BS degree in Psychology and a certificate in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. She later went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadephia, PA. While in graduate school, Taylor specialized in clinical and trauma-informed social work, with a concentration in Child Welfare and Well-Being. Upon obtaining her license, Taylor worked as a therapist for parents of children placed in foster care, before transitioning into full-time therapeutic work with youth. She has worked for the past three years as a lead clinician for a residential treatment center within New Jersey’s Children’s System of Care, which serves children and adolescents with trauma and severe behavioral and emotional needs. She recently transitioned into a school social work position at a middle school in Camden, NJ. Taylor has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in individual, group, and family settings.
Taylor’s Approach to Helping
Taylor operates from a strengths-based and solution-focused approach when working with clients. She believes that each client has the capabilities and skills within themselves to achieve their goals and live the lives they want to lead, and that it is her role as a therapist to help clients identify, refine, and develop these skills. Taylor utilizes an eclectic approach to therapy and individualizes the modalities used to benefit the specific needs of each client. Through use of evidenced-based practices, such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and more psycho-dynamic approaches, such as Sand Play Therapy, Taylor strives to help clients heal from negative life experiences so that they can continue their life’s journey with strength, insight, and hope.