Meet Taylor

Taylor Ford, LPC-Intern

Anxiety and Stress
Bipolar Disorder
Christian Counseling
Depression
Family Conflict
Self Esteem
Trauma and PTSD

Rate: $100 Hourly

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How would you describe your approach to therapy?

I'm am passionate about mental health and I approach counseling in a down-to-earth, compassionate, and non-judgmental way. I strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment, and I hope that together we can identify and use your strengths to create positive and healthy changes in your life. As a counselor, I like to use a variety of treatment interventions to help you work through your current struggles. As a Christian, I believe there’s more to the healing process than psychological theories and techniques, and the only true way to find healing, forgiveness, joy, and peace is through Christ. I believe that we can use our faith to guide us in the counseling process- no matter the specifics of what you believe. Ultimately, it is my goal to see my clients living out balanced and healthy lives – emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Please know that I work with people from all backgrounds, including religious and non-religious belief systems. I can provide traditional counseling for those who request it.

What led you to become a counselor?

I became a counselor because I have a passion for helping others. I’ve fought my own battles and I know how it feels to struggle, waiver in faith, and feel like no one understands. Thankfully, I had my own counselor who never gave up on me. And now, I want to offer to others the same guidance and support that my counselor offered to me. I became a counselor because I want to be that listening ear, that helping hand, and voice of encouragement for others.

What trainings have you completed and how do they relate to your ideal client?

Before becoming a counselor, I previously worked for a local foster care agency. I worked in the foster homes and residential treatment centers with foster children and their families. While working in the foster care system, I completed many trainings that helped me better understand and work with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma and have severe emotional and behavioral issues.

Is there anything else you would like your clients to know?

You have taken a very big and important step in deciding to pursue counseling. Sometimes admitting you need help can seem scary, but you should be very proud of yourself for making your mental and emotional wellness a priority. Counseling is a process, and I’m excited to take this first step towards healing and change with you.

Personal note - What do you love to do in your free time?

While I love being a counselor, my first and favorite job is being a mommy to my wonderful four year old son. A native Austinite, you can find me with a basket of chips n’ queso at Torchy’s Tacos, cheering for the Longhorns at the ballpark, or catching a movie at Alamo Drafthouse. I’m very active in my church and enjoy volunteering and serving my community. I also love spending time with my family, off-shore fishing, and soaking up the sun at the beach!

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