We are so happy to have Taylor Yates working with us here at Counseling Associates for Well-Being. Taylor is a fantastic therapist with a wealth of great experience. She is accepting new clients in our Athens office. To contact Taylor – Email : Taylor@ca4wellbeing.com
- Doctoral Candidate 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
From Taylor Yates, LCSW:
“As a therapist and academic researcher, I utilize a strengths-oriented and client-centered approach to address complex problems and enhance the well-being of my clients. 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 Well-Being, 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.”