Meet Taylor pettway, Amft
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” – Rumi
There is power in seeking the help of others along our journey, and it is my hope that therapy can represent a unique healing environment, focused on your reality and your needs. The change that we all seek lies within our stories being validated and understood. As we witness the power of our stories in light of culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, and other intersections of identity through therapy, we partner in using your strengths to lessen your limitations. By developing your self-awareness, we can work to heal from past wounds, develop more understanding of your Self and those around you, and create better relationships.
Through our relationship, I hone an authentic, compassionate, firm, but calming presence where I can collaborate with you to examine, forgive, heal, and thrive. I am driven to provide therapeutic services to culturally diverse individuals, children from the ages of 8 to 18, couples, co-parents, single-parent families, and other extended families struggling through a myriad of life transitions. Specifically, my areas of clinical focus include relational conflict, parenting and family sculpting with blended and single-parent families, men and women’s issues, communities of color, intergenerational trauma, systemic racism and oppression, and mindfulness body practices.
I am eager to bring a wealth of experiences to the room as your therapist. Not only do I hold my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Creative Writing from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, I hold my Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. I am also certified by the Alabama Department of Education in Secondary English Language Arts Education, grades six through 12. I am honored to bring my integrative systemic training and perspective to our work together and look forward to partnering with you in your journey towards holistic healing.
Taylor currently sees clients at our South Loop location. She can be reached by phone at (312) 375-9664.