My name is Taya, and I am a Mental Health Support Worker with the Steps to Success Program as well as an intern with Community Services Program at Family Service Madison (FSM).

I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Iowa State University in 2019.  I am currently working toward my Master’s degree in Social Work with a focus in mental health at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

I have professional experience working in youth residential treatment centers, in-home autism behavior therapy for children and their families, and intake services for mental health therapy and substance use counseling.  I utilize a systems-based, trauma informed, person-centered approach with the goal of building upon strengths to create change.


Pronouns:  She, her, hers



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