I am Tara Taylor. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the State University of New York and a Masters Degree in Counseling from Marist College. I have spent time living and working in many parts of the country. This has given me a wide base of experience working with people of different ages, cultures and walks of life. At different times, that has meant working with impoverished kids from the inner city ; teaching a rural school program in upstate new York; helping elders and their families who are coping with dementia and plan for end of life care; assisting families and children involved in the foster care system and residential care; and helping natives of the Big Island access mental health care;many of whom lacked the most basic necessities such as electricity or running water. I have been in the Sheboygan area for the last eight years where I am married and raising three children. We enjoy an excellent quality of life here; and I am committed to enriching the lives of people who live and work here. For the last several years, I have been working with the disability community, including the long term support program IRIS- (Include, Respect, I Self- Direct)and a local program called Foundations of Community Living. www.foundationswi.com The agency supports individuals with disabilities to live independently in their own homes; find and maintain meaningful employment; and live self determined lives.
I take a very practical approach to counseling with the goal of helping a person function to the best of their ability. I put a strong focus on a person’s strengths; help people to cope with their losses and find the best path forward.. The road may be difficult; but you will have a partner to support you along the way. I am guided by the principles of self determination.
Self Determination is :
Having a choice
Knowing more about ourselves
Having dreams and goals and going after them
Being in control
Making our own decisions