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Wednesday Wonder Woman: Tiffany Taylor

Tiffany Taylor is a licensed clinical Social Worker who resides in McDonough, Georgia. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a Master’s in Social Work from Clark Atlanta University. Tiffany has over 15 years of clinical experience in Social Work, where her primary focus is on mental health, medical, and forensic social work. Additionally, Tiffany is currently a Behavioral Health Officer in the United States Army Reserve. She recently returned from deployment in Southwest Asia, where she and her team were responsible for the mental and emotional wellbeing of over 7,000 soldiers. 

Upon returning from deployment in 2019, Tiffany launched her private practice in Henry County: Soul Solutions Therapeutic Services, LLC. She provides individual, family, and couple therapy. She specializes in sex therapy and specifically working with women who have experienced trauma to mend their self-esteem, reconnect with their sensuality, and improve their overall mental health. Tiffany takes great pride in creating an environment where her clients feel comfortable being vulnerable and can focus on healing. 

Tiffany is the proud mother of a 10-year-old, athletic, and artistically inclined daughter. She is also newly engaged and excited about her upcoming nuptials to her fiancé next year. Furthermore, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her sister-friends, working out, and traveling. Lastly, Tiffany volunteers her time within the professional social work community as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Association of Social Work- Georgia Chapter. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Social Workers.

 

Christina: What is your SwagHer? What makes Tiffany, Tiffany? 

Tiffany: First and foremost, I am a child of God. He is the head of my life, and I would be nothing without him. Although I would not consider myself a religious person, I would say I am more of a spiritual person with Southern Baptist roots. I incorporate meditation, journaling, reading the bible and other spiritual books, crystals, manifestation, and vision boards. Still, I can also belt out some good ole southern Baptist hymns with the best of them. My spirituality is what keeps me grounded and humble. Besides my spirituality, my other vital characteristics are compassion, perseverance, sensuality, and a sprinkle of sassiness! 

Christina: Why did you decide to pursue social work? 

Tiffany: My dad was a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 30 years. He worked with individuals with substance abuse issues, Veterans, and domestic violence offenders. Watching my dad be a servant to others through his work and in the community was my introduction to the field of Social Work. I also knew from an early age that one of my gifts is my ability to connect with people and serve others. So, it was pretty natural that I gravitated towards a career that allowed me to help others. 

Christina: Tell us about your practice Soul Solutions Therapeutic Services, LLC. What services do you offer? 

Tiffany: Soul Solutions Therapeutic Services specializes in empowering individuals to take charge of their bodies and sexual health. We provide individual and couples therapy to assist people with reconciling any issues they have about their sexual experiences, all while aiming to improve their sex lives. In addition to providing counseling services, we offer workshops and events which promote body positivity, sexual health, and sensuality. We also sell sensual lifestyle products designed to enhance your sexual experiences. 

Christina: You specialize in sex therapy. What is sex therapy, and why do you believe it’s important for some people to receive it? 

Tiffany: Sex therapy is a type of talk therapy designed to help individuals and couples address medical, psychological, personal, or interpersonal factors impacting sexual satisfaction. We help people move past physical and emotional challenges to have a pleasurable sex life. A Sex Therapist is a licensed mental health professional with extensive training and education in sex therapy and mental health. For many people, discussing sex can be a complex topic, so it can be even more challenging to discuss sexual health when there is a problem. Due to sex being a delicate topic to discuss, many people suffer in silence and settle for less than pleasurable experiences. I want to challenge the thought that one must “be okay” with not having gratifying sexual experiences and suffer in silence. Instead of settling or suffering, why not partner with a trained professional who has explicitly studied human sexuality and sexual behavior, is compassionate, and possesses the research and necessary skills to address the full range of pertinent psychological, physiological, and cultural factors in play. I feel everyone deserves to have healthy, sensual, soulful sexual experiences. 

Christina: Tell us about your time in the United States Army Reserve as a Behavioral Health Officer. How did that experience motivate you? 

Tiffany: I believe serving in the military has to be a calling, not something you fall back on. It takes a lot of self-discipline and mental fortitude to be in the military. The topic of behavioral health (mental health) is a complicated topic within the military culture. It is an expectation that you are physically fit and mentally fit to serve; however, just like you can get injured physically, life circumstances and trials and tribulations occur that can cause injury to a person mentally. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the US military. This alarming fact has generated more attention and focus on this issue. I feel so honored to be a Soldier, but I take even more pride in caring for my fellow Soldier’ mental and emotional well-being. 

During my deployment, my team and I were responsible for the mental and emotional well-being of over 7,000 Soldiers. My team and I came up with creative ways to keep morale up and encourage Soldiers to seek mental health help before they experience a crisis. This experience motivated me to continue to be an advocate for mental health care and counseling. I want to continue to break the barriers and dispel the stigma surrounding seeking mental health care. 

Christina: Who or what inspires you? 

Tiffany: My mom and daughter are the two people who have played a pivotal role in why I am so ambitious and purpose-driven. My mom is my superhero. I have had the pleasure of growing up watching her move with style and grace. She is selfless, unassumingly bold, compassionate, and fiercely family-oriented. I am the woman I am today because of her. 

When I found out I was pregnant with a girl, I committed to myself and her to be a better me. I come up short sometimes, but it is not for lack of effort. I get up every day, make things happen, and push through because I know I have someone looking to me for guidance and a road map for life. I want her to have the same if not more opportunities than I had. I want her to walk confidently and authentically through life in the path that God has laid out for her. 

Christina: What are some things everyone can do to stay up on their mental health? Tiffany: 

  1. Value yourself and grant yourself some grace. I always tell my clients to practice positive self-talk and less negative talk. We would never let another person say the cruel and harmful things we think and say to ourselves, so why is it okay for us to engage in this practice of negative self-talk. Encourage yourself instead of tearing yourself down.
  2. Practice self-care. Self-care is intentional actions designed to enhance, restore and maintain a positive mind, body, and spirit. 
  3. Seek help before you get in a crisis. Don’t sit and suffer in silence. There are so many ways to get help now. Nowadays, you don’t even have to leave your home to get therapy; you can do it from the comfort of your own home, on your lunch break, while the kids are at practice. No excuses, get the help you need.

Christina: Do you have any upcoming events or projects that you would like our readers to know about? 

Tiffany: I have partnered with some phenomenal women, and we have designed a conference designed to provoke and inspire women to be healthy emotionally, physically, spiritually, and financially. The first stop is in Oakland, CA, on December 4, 2021. We have already been in discussion to bring this movement to other cities. Slated for 2022, we will be in Dallas, TX, in May, and other towns we are in negotiations to visit are Montgomery, AL, Huntsville, AL, and New Orleans. So be on the lookout for more information. 

I also have a workshop to kick-off 2022 to help people along the journey of creating the sex life they want, “Manifest Your Dream Sex Life!” It is free, and you can register for it on my website. 

I also have a monthly Sensuality Subscription for purchase on my website. Each month you will receive products and tools to enhance your sex life and create sensual experiences. 

Christina: Is there anything else you would like to share? 

Tiffany: Thank you for this opportunity to be highlighted in SwagHer. 

 

Connect with Tiffany below: 

Website: www.soulsolutionsga.com 

Instagram: @tiffslens/@soulsolutions_ga 

Facebook: Tiffany Taylor/Soul Solutions GA 

LinkedIn: tiffany taylor lcsw

 

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