Who am I
Ritasha Kari Taylor is Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor, specializing in emotional challenges that affect individuals and their families. Ritasha is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, where she completed a dual study in Clinical Social Work and Child Development. While in Chicago, Ritasha also accepted The Irving B. Harris Fellowship at The Erikson Institute on Child Development. Ritasha currently maintains a private therapy practice, SOAR Family Services, seeing children, individuals and families; Co-Founder of Heartstring Youth Village a safe shelter for homeless and runaway youth; as well as an Adjunct Professor . Ritasha remains actively involved in the community as an education advocate.
Programs, Presentations & Projects
From Theory to Reality
SOAR Family Services, LLC
Counseling & Therapy
In sessions, we will focus on the client's experience with depression, anxiety, fear, grief and loss, attention issues, behavioral concerns, family conflict, addictions & more. My therapeutic approach is catered to meet the needs of each client who is ready for change & even a few who aren't there yet.
I specialize in working with individuals whose thoughts or moods have created hurdles in their day-to-day life. My Solution Focused and Cognitive approaches help me to connect with children adolescents and adults alike.
School Mental Health Advocate
Presentations and Lectures
Working with school personnel and parents to advocate for the individualized needs of students whose day-to-day success could benefit from adaptations in their learning and social environments. I believe our purposeful interactions with others will nurture a culture of individual success and growth.
Heartstrings Youth Village
Emergency & Runaway Shelter
Heartstrings Youth Village is an Emergency Shelter Program that provides temporary sanctuary for homeless, runaway and abandoned youth from 14-17 years old in Fort Bend County, TX. The goals of the program include stabilizing youth in crisis situations, promoting stable living conditions, family reunification, and encouraging and supporting youth to personal success.