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Dr. Jared Taylor
LCSW, DSW, MSW, B.S (PSYCH)

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Demographics:  Teens, adults, seniors, individuals, couples, family.

Age range: 16 years old and above.

Specialties:

Couples Counseling

Relationship Issues
Premarital Counseling
Marriage Counseling
Struggles with Mood 
Struggles with Anxiety

Spiritual Issues and Existential/Life Struggles

EMDR

Approach: With couples, the main approaches I draw from are Emotionally Focused Therapy and Gottman Couple Therapy. For individuals, I find a foundation in existential and attachment theory and draw from: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Psychodrama, CBT, and DBT.

Experience: 7 years

Telehealth: I offer only Telehealth.  To read the benefits of Telehealth click here. 

Additional states I'm licensed to counsel in: Nevada, Idaho, Alabama, and Arkansas

Offers Non Christian counseling: Yes 

Website: Click drjaredtaylor.net for my personal website and resources. 

Bio:

Jared

As a young adult, I considered pursuit of full-time ministry as a missionary. In fact, at age 15 I went to the democratic republic of Congo for over a year and lived with a missionary family and loved it. If I had been allowed to stay, I think I would be there to this day. While I have found life outside of Congo, I have it on my retirement plan to go back with my wife. Once I saved enough money, working as a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in Utah as a young adult, I went to a Bible school in Minnesota. Some events happened, and I eventually found myself as a traveling project manager. With the recession in 2008, my job slowed greatly. This led me to join the United States Army. Indeed, I served a little over a half-decade in the Army as a Rescue Technician and then a Human Resource Manager. I was a top graduate of the NCO Academy and was a commandants list recipient. With a specialized mission as a rescue tech in the Army, I received board certifications from the National Fire Protection Agency in everything from Hazmat at the Operations level to Rope Rescue. Just after discharge from the Army, I completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Christian Counseling from Liberty University graduating Suma Cum Laude 4.0. With careful consideration, I then decided to pursued a Masters in Clinical Social Work with Walden University and graduated in 2018 with a 4.0. In finding passion in working with couples and those struggling with certain struggles (e.g. anxiety), I then decided to pursue a Doctoral degree with a specialization in families and interventions. I maintained a 4.0. The publication of my research was entitled : The Experience of Empathy Based Strain Among EFT social Workers working with Couples Experiencing Infidelity. One thing I appreciate about Clinical Social work is the emphasis on Holism. Thus, in my work with clients, I take into account the biological, psychological, physical, and the spiritual. Understanding that each person has a different background, I seek to fit the treatment to the person. I am a bit existential in theoretical disposition, and this allows me to easily draw from other modalities that the client finds work best for them and maintain a foundational basis. I also find experiential therapy valuable and occasionally intertwine aspects of the modality in my practice. Previous experience in mental health was working on the national suicide hotline as a volunteer, a veteran’s behavioral health center as a Graduate Intern case manager/counselor, and at a Christian Counseling Center in Utah as a Graduate Intern Therapist. As a CSW, I then did a three-year post-masters internship at Grace and Peace Christian Counseling. I have found myself mostly working with adults but occasionally some amazing adolescents. My particular interest are in working with relationship issues, spiritual issues, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and some trauma disorders. I am licensed in Utah, Akansas, Alabama, and Idaho as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). I hold membership in the psychology Psi Chi (ΨΧ) Honor Society and the social work Phi Alpha (ΦΑ) Honor Society. and the Veterans National Honor Society and others. Finding a counselor your comfortable with is the most important factor in the effectiveness of therapy. If you want to know more about me and my approach, just ask and I will be happy to share in our first session. I believe in being genuine. I feel fortunate that I was raised in a Christian home. This set the foundation for much that has guided my life. It was at the age of three that I said the sinner’s prayer and made a verbal commitment to Christ. However, it was not until adolescence that I sought the purpose of life through the exploration of various world religions, one which was Christianity. It was in reading the four gospels multiple times that I became convicted of my ways. Like the Apostle Paul, my sin became exceedingly sinful. I then had to trust that Christ’s payment on the cross was sufficient for my sin. My life was forever changed as I became a new creation. Jer 29:11 “I know what I’m doing,” sayeth the Lord, “I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.”

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