Training and Experience
Taifa utilizes a multicultural and multimodal approach to address the unique experience of each client. With a warm, and gentle approach, Taifa guides clients utilizing therapeutic modalities including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Black Psychology, and Black Feminist Therapy to address unique individual concerns in a way that incorporates the client’s entire life experience including their cultural identity. Taifa believes that the way in which a person experiences their world and the people in it has implications for their journey in the counseling process, therefore Taifa works to understand the client from a holistic perspective addressing their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing.
Taifa McLarin is an Associate Licensed Professional Counselor (APC) in the state of Georgia. In addition, she is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Taifa is currently a PhD Psychology Candidate at Walden University with a Social Psychology specialization. She has completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Bereavement Studies from Mount Ida College, a Master of Science degree in Post-Secondary Education & Psychology from Troy University, and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Taifa also has training in Telemental Health through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).
Taifa’s experience includes working in hospice, social service agencies, and private practice. She has worked with clients ranging in age from 8 to 100 focusing on individual, couples, family, and group work. Her experience incorporates working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loss, bereavement, maternal mental health, women’s issues, life transition and aging (beginning in young adulthood through the seasoned years), issues due to underdeveloped coping skills, an unhealthy perspective, in addition to trauma and inherited trauma from life experiences. Taifa’s research interests that support positive implications for mental health include internalized oppression effecting mental health and life experiences, the intersectionality of Black women’s unique life experiences and its effect on life satisfaction and interpersonal relationships, in addition to the linkage between self-fulfilling prophecy and individual behaviors.
Adult Life Issues
Black Feminist Therapy
Coping Skills Development
Female Identity Issues
Grief and Loss
Maternal Mental Health
Taifa is available for day and evening appointments and also offers a significantly reduced rate for self-pay clients. She is under the direction and supervision of Kristy Christopher-Holloway, LPC.