Taylor Medernach

(She, Her, Hers)

Credentials

MSW, LCSW, RPT

Areas of Expertise

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Challenges
  • Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRBs)
  • Depression
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Family Conflict
  • Giftedness
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Play Therapy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Skills

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”
–Brené Brown
Taylor is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Registered Play Therapist through the Association for Play Therapy. Taylor graduated from Saint Louis University with a Master’s in Clinical Social Work and a specialization in working with children and youth. Taylor has clinical experience providing mental health support in a wide range of settings including private and public schools, after school programs, and community based agencies and nonprofits. She has delivered therapy and crisis services to individuals, small and large groups as well as families. Taylor is comfortable working with adults and children, toddlers through teens. Her clinical specialties include anger, anxiety and grief/loss.Taylor is especially passionate about utilizing play therapy to engage individuals and children who may not typically respond to traditional talk-therapy. She takes pride in making therapy enjoyable and welcoming to all who participate. Taylor strives to create a person-centered environment where clients feel embraced and accepted without judgement. She aims to partner and empower her clients and their families as the expert in their healing journey. Her approach is warm, collaborative, and engaging with the use of creative and playful techniques for all ages. Taylor believes in drawing upon the strengths of children, adolescents, individuals and families to cultivate resiliency and develop lasting change. Taylor has extensive training in play therapy, specifically Child Centered Play Therapy. She regularly utilizes Attachment-Based Therapy, Bibliotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness. Taylor often uses a combination of non-directive skills with directive strategies according to the phase of treatment and clients’ specific needs. Her practice is strengths based, trauma-informed and evidenced-based. Taylor is in-network with Anthem BCBS, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, and UMR. Please contact our Client Care Coordinator, Andrea Harpster, at andrea@mindfulstl.com or 314-561-9757 option 1 to inquire about appointment availability with Taylor.

now offering video therapy sessions

It's more important than ever to take care of your mental health, so all of our therapists are doing Telehealth and many have immediate openings for new clients.