I am Tara Taylor. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the State University of New York and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Marist College. I have spent time living and working in many parts of the country. This has given me a wide base of experience working with people of different ages, cultures, and walks of life. At different times, that has meant working with impoverished kids from the inner city, teaching a rural school program in upstate New York, helping elders and their families who are coping with dementia and plan for end of life care, assisting families and children involved in the foster care system and residential care, and helping natives of the Big Island access mental health care–many of whom lacked the most basic necessities such as electricity or running water.
I have been in the Sheboygan area for the last eight years where I am married and raising three children. We enjoy an excellent quality of life here, and I am committed to enriching the lives of people who live and work in this community.
For the last several years, I have been working with the disability community in a local program called Foundations of Community Living, where I will continue to work as I complete my clinical hours for full licensure. The agency supports individuals with disabilities to live independently in their own homes, find and maintain meaningful employment, and live self determined lives.
I take a very practical approach to counseling with the goal of helping a person function to the best of their ability. I put a strong focus on a person’s strengths, help people to cope with their losses, and find the best path forward. The road may be difficult, but you will have a partner to support you along the way. I am guided by the principles of self determination: Having a choice, knowing more about ourselves, having dreams and goals and going after them, being in control, and making our own decisions.
I will be working as a therapist in training, treating patients under the clinical supervision of Wendy Yurk, MS, LPC toward the completion of my full licensure.