Laura Taylor

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Dr. Laura C Taylor received her PhD in Clinical Social Work from The Institute for Clinical Social Work and a Master of Social Work Degree from Loyola University. In addition, she has an undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Taylor has 25 years of post-master practice experience and has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 21 years.

Dr. Taylor is trained in psychodynamic therapy and has been in private practice for 13 years. Her practice specializes in supporting the mental wellness of African American women. Dr. Taylor also provides supervision (with a concentrated focus on deepening the understanding and practice of clinical processes and techniques) to social workers seeking clinical licensure. Lastly, Dr. Taylor has over 10 years of teaching experience in higher education, specializing in advanced clinical practice courses.

Before relocating to Memphis, TN, she lived in Chicago, IL. Dr. Taylor spent a year with the Childcare Network of Evanston, two years with the Jane Addams Hull House Association, and eight years as a school social worker in Evanston/Skokie District 65.

Dr. Taylor’s research interests involve race-based mental health disparities. Her research also includes the experience of infertility among African American couples. Lastly, Dr. Taylor has eight published peer-reviewed articles and has been an invited speaker locally and nationally.