I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Indiana with approximately 5 years of experience as a therapist. I have a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in social work from Indiana University and have had the pleasure of working with all age groups, though I mostly have worked with adults and adolescents. Common concerns I've worked with include trauma, anxiety disorders, depression and other mood disorders, personality disorders, self-harm, and adjustment disorders.
As a therapist, I am supportive, encouraging, and look for the best in people. Everyone has strengths, and I work towards helping people recognize and use these strengths to meet their goals and develop new strategies along the way. My goal is to create a space where you feel heard, accepted, safe, respected, and empowered. Authenticity is important, so it's my hope that you'll feel comfortable being yourself, knowing that you can openly express what is on your mind, and that there will be no judgement in return. My style tends to be laid back, conversational, collaborative, and utilizes humor when appropriate. I commonly use a variation of cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies, motivational interviewing, humanistic approaches, attachment theories, mindfulness, and narrative therapy. Essentially, I believe that you are more than any of the challenges that brought you here, so treatment planning will be specific to you, not a diagnosis or label.
Finding a good match with a therapist is incredibly important, so you are more than welcome to reach out and ask questions that might be needed to start the process and to feel more comfortable. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Dependent Personality, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IN LCSW 34008408A
Taylor has been my saving grace! Sessions with her feel less like formal therapy and more like a coffee chat with my best friend. She keeps me accountable and validates my feelings. She listens without judgement. She truly wants the best for me. I’m forever grateful I found her on BetterHelp!!
Written on Dec 08, 2022 after therapy with Taylor for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
She is just simply an amazing person and a great therapist that I can respect and be comfortable with.
Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Taylor for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Taylor is an amazing therapist! She listens and always offers insightful advice (I always make sure to have a notebook handy to write down her suggestions!). She has a fantastic memory and has been really great at helping me identify and work out the best way to deal with my core issues. Would highly recommend her to anyone!
Written on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Taylor for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Taylor is a wonderful counselor. She listens extremely well and she always has great responses and solutions. She’s always actively listening to what’s going on and she never makes me feel anything less than cared about.
Written on Aug 19, 2020 after therapy with Taylor for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and relationship issues
Ms. Kent is fantastic. She knows the right things to say that helps calm me down and feel better. She has a nice down to earth approach which makes it easy to talk to her.
Written on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with Taylor for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and bipolar disorder
Taylor is the best counselor I have ever worked with. She is always very positive and supportive, empathetic and friendly. I really enjoy our sessions, since I feel like i can talk about absolutely anything without being judged, deal with issues and find solutions to my problems. I have made a lot of progress recovering from the old trauma and becoming able to see my current life and future in a more positive way. I'm looking forward to every session and while the change is never easy, I am truly enjoying the change I'm going through.
Written on Jun 21, 2020 after therapy with Taylor for 2 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coaching