I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a psychotherapist with CAS Counseling Psychotherapy Associates, where I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders and body image struggles. I earned my Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice and Master’s of Social Work from East Carolina University. While in my master’s program, I conducted research with at risk adolescents which has largely shaped my career. I have experience providing care to a variety of communities including individual, family and group therapy with eating disorders, life transitions, self esteem struggles, anxiety, and religious and spiritual exploration. I have worked with people across varying levels of care and age ranges, with a focus on adolescents, families and young adults. I am committed to creating a safe space for all to show up as the most authentic version of themselves, and am passionate about helping my clients reach their highest and most whole version of themselves.
I believe that our pasts can inform us and they do not have to define us. Each person’s story holds value and should be honored in the moment, while working towards who we want to become through the therapeutic process. The therapeutic space is one where we get to create a new beginning and I find joy in empowering my clients to explore, define, and set their own boundaries for their best lives. I find value in partnering with clients in the therapeutic process to address the tough issues that are standing in the way of helping them in creating full lives worth living. I approach therapy from a strengths based perspective while helping each individual client develop solutions that will aid in their growth and overall improved sense of self. Taylor utilizes a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) to help people figure out why it is they operate the way they do, and then develop strategies to improve those behaviors and thought processes.