APRELL TAYLOR, LPC
Counselor, Wellness Coach and Educator
"Ujima" is a Swahili word that means Collective Work and Responsibility. I see my practice as a way to build and maintain my community. I pledge to make my brothers' and sisters' problems my own as we solve them together. With that in mind, I have built a practice that is sensitive to the needs in my community.
My passion lies in helping individuals accept themselves with love and compassion and to shift the way they look at the world. I also enjoy working with couples- both those considering marriage and those who have been married for years- to help them find their way to unconditional love and affirming communication. My career as a school counselor led me to enjoy working with young adults struggling to identify their career interests and facing the challenges of moving from student to professional. I believe that healthy individuals and families are the cornerstone of healthy communities.
I began my career as an educator, teaching elementary school in Atlanta. As I learned more about myself and the way I interacted with the world around me, I realized that my gifts and talents are better suited for counseling. I have been a school counselor for 20 years and it has been this experience working with young people and their families that led me to private practice. The years of training and professional experience coupled with my own journey through life and loss have prepared me to do this important work and led me to wellness coaching. As a mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend I have collected a wealth of knowledge and understanding and I continue to seek new opportunities for growth.