Our Staff

Taneka Taylor, LCSW, CTP


Taneka joined Nourishing Hope in August 2019. She holds a master’s degree in social work with a concentration in mental health from Loyola University Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Illinois University. Prior to joining Nourishing Hope in January 2019 as a master’s level social work intern, Taneka worked with young adults and seniors coping with severe and persistent mental illness, with a focus on treating depression and anxiety. Taneka provided therapeutic interventions via psychotherapy in individual and group settings in various community mental health centers and rehabilitation facilities, as well as a master’s level internship at Truman College’s Wellness Center.

Taneka prioritizes meeting a client where they are by listening to their story and supporting their right to self-determination. Taneka encourages clients to set their therapeutic goals through collaborative discussion, and utilizes a strength-based perspective to treat her clients with respect and dignity. Her specific areas of interest include crisis intervention, trauma-informed care, and spirituality.

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