About Taylor Walker

“I’m honored to be trusted with people’s stories. The vulnerability and connectedness in each session is incredibly powerful.”

Why I became a therapist

Hi, I am Taylor and the Clinical Director at Sage Therapy Chicago. I became a therapist because I deeply value human connectedness and relationships. I’ve always been drawn to listening to the stories of others and have felt pulled towards the helping field. I believe that support is essential in working through struggles and I enjoy being able to point out strengths in others in the midst of hardship. I enjoy depth in conversation and considering multiple perspectives in situations and relationships.

Who I work with

I  work with individuals and couples who might be struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship or intimacy concerns, familial stressors, and life transitions. I enjoy working with adults of all ages, though my specialty is working with adults going through life changes. These life changes often include, career shifts, relationship changes, motherhood, moving, etc.

I believe that therapy can be incredibly beneficial, as it provides a third party, objective perspective to offer feedback. It’s also a time that is carved out just for you! With the chaos of life, sometimes it’s hard to set aside that time for reflection and therapy offers the space and time to process life stressors, relational issues, and desires for change or growth. I like to encourage clients to consider what is already working well so that we can build on those skills/tools for the areas of growth.

“I’m continually amazed by the resiliency and strength in my clients.”

Working With Me

I use a warm and compassionate approach to create a trusting relationship. I utilize strengths, humor, and a collaborative approach with my clients. I like to integrate various therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and person-center. I like to find a balance between processing and integrating skills and coping mechanisms to better navigate hardships. I enjoy working on self-awareness, managing anxiety and depression, creating goals and making change, communication and relationships, boundary setting, and self-care. 

My hope is that clients gain self-awareness and feel empowered to use it to make change. The more we know about ourselves, the better we can align with our values, goals, and connection with others. I hope that clients learn different ways to take perspective on difficult situations, learn communication tools, and know their strengths. I take a strength-based approach with my clients, while also challenging them to grow. I hope that clients can point out patterns that are healthy (or unhealthy) to be able to make meaningful change.

Qualifications and trainings

  • I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

  • I am a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)

Ready to overcome the barriers holding you back?