Taylor Yates, PhD, LCSW
• Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work, University of Georgia, 2019
• Master of Social Work, University of Georgia, 2001
• Bachelor of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 2000
• Member, Solution Focused Brief Therapy Association, 2016
As a therapist and academic researcher, I utilize a strengths-oriented and client-centered approach called Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). SFBT can address complex problems and enhance the well-being of my clients by helping them envision and take small steps toward their preferred future. I engage in a co-constructive process to partner with the adolescents, adults and families I am privileged to serve. I believe my clients have strengths and resources we can identify and amplify together to move toward specific goals and a greater quality of life.
While facing anxiety, depression, chronic health challenges or stressful life and family events, human beings can identify and meet wellness goals that improve their physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and relational lives. In sessions, we accomplish this together by focusing on what is already working, what has worked in the past, and exploring best hopes for the future. I practice cultural humility to engage people in a way that respects differences and highlights the strengths that diversity brings to our lives and communities.
My work is informed by the latest research about counseling and multidimensional, holistic health promotion methods as well as my nearly 20 years of counseling experience. In addition to my practice at Counseling Associates for Wellbeing, I teach classes at the UGA School of Social Work. I have given presentations at national and international conferences about Solution Focused Brief Therapy and wellness research. In my free time, I enjoy being with my family and singing with the Athens Master Chorale.
Taylor Yates is available to see clients in the Athens, GA Location.
- Suzanne Morgan, LCSW, CIRT
- Claire Nichols Zimmerman, LCSW, CIRT
- Aimee Adams, Office Manager
- Janet W. Beasley, LPC
- Alice Britt Deal, LCSW
- Beth Z. Jackson, LCSW
- Aaron D. Kirkwood, Marriage & Family
- Robert M. Lomax, LCSW
- Aline Robolin, LPC
- Jennifer Price Smith, LMFT
- Stephine W. Smith, LCSW, CADCII
- Isom E. White, LCSW
- Taylor Yates, PhD, LCSW
For General Information
- PHONE: (706) 425-8900
- FAX: (706) 425-8600