I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Mississippi as well as a Board Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors. I have 6 years of post-graduate experience in counseling. I have worked in community mental health since completing my Masters of Education in Counselor Education in 2016, helping individuals with disorders such as depression, anxiety, traumatic stress, social phobia, and bipolar disorder. I also have experience doing college counseling as an intern, where I worked with primarily young adults who were struggling to maintain academic success while coping with life issues. I am trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and have helped several people be able to cope with their traumatic experiences.
My counseling approach is geared towards prompting positive self-image, self-acceptance and love, and helping others enhance their worldview. I practice Solution-Focused therapy along with a Client-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral stance. My goal as a counselor is to assist my clients in living lives that they enjoy and overcoming any obstacles that stand in their way. It is my belief that each person holds the key to their success.
Life can be challenging, and we all go through hard experiences that can cause us to experience setbacks. To be able to ask for help to overcome these challenges and be vulnerable requires humility and strength. I have been honored to serve the clients I have had and help them along in their journey towards emotional freedom and success, and I look forward to continuing to do this with you as well.
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Mood Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MS LPC 2347
She is a great therapist and a great friend. She makes me feel like I am being understood and listened to and allows me to work at my own pace and never rushes me. I work on just what I need to at the time with no pressure to have to get things done. I genuinely feel a human connection
Written on Mar 19, 2023 after therapy with Taylor for 10 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
Taylor is genuine and genuinely cares. I appreciate her kindness, and she always has an on-target response. I always end feeling better .
Written on Nov 20, 2022 after therapy with Taylor for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Taylor is awesome! She's understanding and flexible and checks up regularly. She also tries different methods and listens to your concerns if you feel a certain method isn't working. I'm happy to have her as a therapist.
Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Taylor for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd
Taylor always replies with helpful advice. She has given me not only tools to help overall but also tools in the moment when I am in distress. Being able to text her when I am in a low moment is amazing. I don’t have to wait until an actual meeting to receive advice. Moments like that make it valuable to have her.
Written on Aug 13, 2022 after therapy with Taylor for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
Taylor has been instrumental in helping with my mental help, being there every step of the way with me through thick and thin.
Written on Aug 05, 2022 after therapy with Taylor for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
I love My Taylor Smith! She’s open to listening and have the perfect balance of directions with her approach. She makes me think!
Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Taylor for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management