Taylor Roach MA. MFT-C
As a therapist with a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, it is my firm belief that without a working marriage, a working family is difficult to maintain. And further, without a functioning family, personal life circumstances also become increasingly more difficult to handle. I will help support growth and communication for each individual family member by using a systemic method of treatment, meaning that issues are looked at on the basis of the family that influences each member. I also want to help you navigate parenting issues, relational disagreements, difficult life circumstances and transitions, and more.
I have advanced training Strengthening Families Training which is an internationally recognized parenting and family support program for high-risk and general population families. I also obtained a Mental Health First Aid Training certificate. This is a national program to teach the skills to respond to the signs of mental illness and substance use.
My undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of New Mexico provided a firm foundation in understanding the power of the mind. My studies were enriched with multiple family studies classes in order to understand the power of relationships and the emotions that are experienced within relationship with others.
I also gained experience and mentorship from staff at a non-profit in New Mexico called Samaritan Counseling where they provided low cost counseling to people in need of mental health services in the area. There, I assisted with program development and data recording for funding.
The experience that I am blessed to have attained has led me to a compelling desire to continue supporting others through challenging life obstacles.
For several years, I volunteered with the Agora Crisis Center. In this work, I provided direction, empathy, and support needed to overcome crisis which have included trauma, substance abuse, emotional struggles, relational and/or mental health needs, and other health and behavioral issues. For those experiencing suicidal ideation, I help them create safety plans. I obtained nationally accredited listening skills training and empirically-validated Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) as part of this process.
I have worked with a wide variety of adult individuals, children, couples, and families for multiple years in a private practice setting. My approach to addressing mental health and behavioral issues is to consider the whole person in terms of the combination of experiences, narratives, and relationships that impact who they are and how they live. My work involves helping people express their own narratives in a safe place so that they can experience acceptance before being challenged to change. I will help clients take control of their own stories and change in a way that feels most authentic to them. I will help clients build and strengthen their relationships so that a greater sense of connection and understanding can be formed.
It is difficult to navigate this world alone. Your strength lies in your ability to ask for help. Do not be afraid to take the next step to getting the support you both need and deserve. You are not alone and your experiences are unique to you. Let’s see how you can use them to your advantage!
5945 Ward Rd. Suite 100,
Arvada, CO 80004