Taneka Taylor, LCSW, CTP


Taneka joined Lakeview Pantry 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 Lakeview Pantry 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.

Lakeview Pantry Exists Because of the Support of Our Neighbors.

With multiple food distribution programs that deliver more than 2.8 million pounds of food to our neighbors each year and social services that help clients achieve independence, Lakeview Pantry aims to end hunger for good. Make your impact today!

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