Leewood, KS – Even young children and adolescents can develop psychological issues that require the support of therapy. From anxiety to depression to trouble paying attention in school, it’s critically important these issues are addressed to prevent future emotional difficulties.
Dr. Tish Taylor is a licensed psychologist and educational consultant, specializing in child and adolescent therapy and educational evaluations. Driven by a desire to make a difference, Dr. Taylor’s primary goal is to facilitate the positive development of children and adolescents both at home and in the classroom.
“It’s just where my passion is. I love kids,” says Dr. Taylor. “I enjoy working with them and I want to make a difference early. It makes sense to me that if you can deal with issues earlier, the trajectory for functioning into adulthood is much better.”
Dr. Taylor works with children, adolescents and their families to identify goals to improve functioning. Once these goals are identified, Dr. Taylor can develop lessons and activities children can connect with to encourage more effective coping skills.
“It’s about helping them to understand their emotions, their emotional reactions and their behaviors," says Dr. Taylor.
Today, Dr. Taylor provides educational seminars for parents and professionals as well as consultation services to help teachers understand how to manage these issues in the classroom.Dr. Taylor administers evaluations for learning disorders, attention deficit disorders, executive functioning issues, autism spectrum disorders and any anxiety-related behavioral or emotional issues.
“It takes a lot of courage for parents to take that step for their children,” says Dr. Taylor. “Part of the job is done just by being here. The sole mission is to make the family’s lives better.”