I operate from my offices in Leawood, Kansas, working with the Overland Park community, and in Lawrence, KS in my capacity as a licensed psychologist and educational consultant.
Having gained extensive experience in child psychology, learning difficulties, including dyslexia, ADHD, executive functioning deficits, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and behavioral problems, I am fully committed to meeting the needs of children and adolescents and their families. My goal is to enable each client to cope with the challenges they may encounter.
I work directly with children and adolescents in conjunction with their parents and other professionals to assess and evaluate the problem areas and provide effective solutions on how best to work with all parties concerned in addressing these issues. Applying a number of perspectives, such as clinical child psychology, child development, and educational psychology, I utilize the latest research and intervention methods to facilitate positive changes in cognitive, behavioral, and emotional growth.
Through teaching my patients important skills, I help them adjust to home and school life. By offering therapeutic support and counseling where necessary, I can assist each child or adolescent in dealing with and managing their problems or learning disabilities.
My methods of child psychology, adolescent psychology, ADHD evaluations, learning disability evaluations, and consultation take into consideration the cultural values of both family and child, respecting the needs of all parties concerned.
I have B.A. degree in Psychology and a Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Kansas. I am a member of the American Psychological Association, the National Association of School Psychologists, and the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association.
I have coauthored the book Taking Sides: Controversial Issues in Classroom Management (2005: McGraw-Hill Dushkin: Dubuque, Iowa), and I have just released my new book, Empowering Educators.
I have just completed a 6 year term with the Kansas Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services.
It takes a lot of courage for parents to take that step for their children. Part of the job is done just by being here. The sole mission is to make the family’s lives better.
– Dr. Tish Taylor
Dr. Tish Taylor earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology in 2002 from the University of Kansas and has been in private practice since 2007. Prior to opening her private practice, she worked in schools for 14 years as a school psychologist and coordinator of district mental health services. She has additional, specialized and ongoing training in the behavioral health and mental health of children and adolescents, including developmental and psychological disorders. She also has specific training in evaluations and interventions both in the home and school setting.
In addition, Dr. Taylor has co-authored a book entitled “Taking Sides: Controversial Issues in Classroom Management” and written a workbook for educators entitled “Empowering Educators: An Instructional Workbook for Data Collection in the School and Classroom”.
Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, and the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association. She also served as a member of the governor appointed Kansas Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Developmental Services from 2007-2013.