About Mrs. Lindsay Taylor...
Position: Social Worker
Team/Department: Counseling Department
Welcome to the wellness room! The wellness room was started to provide social, emotional and mental health support to students in a school setting. We have created a safe place where all students are welcome. I meet with students individually and I also run counseling support groups. This space can be particularly helpful for students struggling with stress, anxiety and any other mental, social, or emotional need.
My Education and Professional Background
Hello, my name is Mrs. Taylor. I am a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) with a Master’s in Social Work degree (MSW) from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Additionally, I have my school social work certification and have received 32 hours of training in mindfulness through mindful schools. I have been in the social work field since 2011. I started out my career in child welfare. I then went on to graduate school where I entered the the school social work profession working at a middle school in Colorado. In 2016, I relocated to Phoenix and went to work for an adoption agency where I case managed birth moms, implemented and ran the agencies volunteer program and helped with the start-up of an after-care program. I missed working in a school setting, so I got back into school social work, when I came to Perry in 2019.
My Educational Philosophy
I am thrilled to see the push for mental health support in our schools. I am excited to be working in the wellness room, supporting the social, emotional, and mental health needs of our students, and helping to create a safe place for all students to come. I am passionate about mental health and preventative services to assist adolescents in navigating a very important and sometimes challenging time in their lives. I want to empower students to seek help when needed, to feel supported, to give them the coping skills they need to be successful both in and out of school, and to make sure they know that they MATTER! My door is always open, so please do not hesitate to reach out.