Meet Taylor Smedberg

The therapist you want, with the support you need:

About Taylor:

She graduated from the Advanced Standing Program in 2021, receiving her Masters in Social Work. During her undergraduate career, she gained experiential knowledge from internship in child welfare. Taylor conducted home and school visits through her work on neglect cases within the family court system. Her graduate field placement was within an inpatient hospital, focusing on substance abuse recovery. Throughout her educational internships, Taylor gained clinical experience conducting group and individual therapy, as well as case management services. Upon graduation, Taylor has been working within a school setting facilitating individual, group, and family therapy for students experiencing mental health concerns.

Taylor's effectiveness as a therapist comes from the passion she has for helping people. It is enhanced by her education and personal experience.

Therapy goals and lifestyle changes can be accomplished by creating a realistic plan best suited for an individual. As a therapist, she believes that everyone requires that personalized approach. Her goal is to provide a welcoming, safe, and supportive environment for clients to thrive and grow. Taylor works with adolescent and adult individuals and their families. She specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship issues. Taylor utilizes a client-centered approach, among other evidenced based practices such as CBT, DBT, person-in-environment and strength based counseling.

A Word from Taylor:

“I’ve always known from a young age that I wanted to pursue a career where I would have an impact in helping other people. Originally my plan was to study Art Therapy, but I decided to broaden my horizons and went to Columbia for the MSW program. The richness of New York City’s vibrancy and diversity really resonated with me. Early on in my social work studies, I provided therapy to children of many different backgrounds who had been exposed to domestic violence and this experience then led me to work with women to overcome their own trauma histories.  I often get feedback that I bring calm to a room and I strive to be a patient, open listener. My priority is to offer support and empathy for people going through challenging times in their lives. I will meet you at whatever stage you are in to help gently guide you through and make the positive change you desire. If you are new to therapy, testing out the waters for the first time - I’m a great fit for you. I don’t have any expectations when you come in my room except for you to be 100% who you are, no matter what “state” you’re in. If you are a parent looking for a therapist for your child – I find success with children and teens that are struggling with anxiety, going through a divorce situation or having difficulty coping with other life stressors. You may be a parent who is looking for a neutral person to provide guidance on how to handle those tricky parenting moments. You may be someone who sees that their child has a lot of strength but could also benefit from outside support, like everyone does from time to time. This is a collaborative process and I invite you to be prepared to come in to participate in the journey alongside your child.”