Meet the Family

Whitney Taylor

Resident In Counseling

Whitney is a Resident in Counseling for The Wise Family. She loves reading, writing and in her spare time can be found in her kitchen cooking and listening to music or a Glennon Doyle podcast. Whitney is a strong advocate for self-love and strives to guide all of her clients to actualize their own understanding of self-compassion while building a strong, safe home within themselves.

Whitney completed her undergraduate degree in Literature at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg Florida where she also pitched for the Division II Women’s Softball team. After Eckerd, she worked as an elementary school and middle school teacher in Fort Myers, FL. During her time as an educator, Whitney discovered both her passion and natural ability to connect with children and teens in an empathetic way. She soon realized that her life’s work was going to begin with helping youth instill positive change and healing in their lives beyond the walls of a classroom.

Whitney then obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She completed her Graduate internship with The Wise Family and has loved being part of the ‘Family’ ever since. She is passionate about working collaboratively with adolescents, teens, and their families to support topics relating to Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Inherited Family Trauma, Bullying, Mother/Daughter Relationships, and Body Image. Whitney supports all of her client’s in unlocking their own identity in order to see themselves outside of their presenting problems. Her role as a therapist is to provide her clients with the support and tools they need in order to create safe and loving relationships with not only the people in their lives but also with themselves.

Whitney is also the Executive Director for Mothers Against Prescription Drug Abuse (MAPDA) and is currently working on writing her first book.