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Meet Taharka Sankara
AUTHOR | CONSULTANT | TRAINER | FACILITATOR
He has over 15 years of experience providing stabilization, assessment, diagnostic, and treatment services to target groups, impacted by trauma, substance abuse and mental illness. Serving in a clinical capacity, several years have been spent counseling a population of incarcerated adult males in preparation for community release. While working with adolescents and families in outpatient and residential treatment settings, he facilitated individual, group and family programming. In addition to clinical and supervisory experience, he has served as an adjunct sociology professor at a local community college, disseminating curriculum on Intercultural-Communications. Throughout the course of professional experience, he has delivered workshops, lectures, trainings, and presentations to schools, community-based organizations, and private groups.
As the founder and current Managing Member of Counseling Support Services, LLC he consults with other professionals in providing a wide array of services to parents and other responsible adults, to develop effective strategies that best support children and adolescents. He is author of “Caring for Children with Behavior and Mental Health Needs” and in the process of finalizing a forthcoming work on race-based traumatic stress.
“Standing as source for a transformed world, I firmly believe that when you commit to your vision the universe will conspire with you. I am committed to helping others put the pieces of their life together, as I have done, in order to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones. Realizing that: A breakdown in life is also a new opportunity to BREAK THROUGH!”
Taharka Sankara, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, has a broad array of experience that intersect with multiple service delivery systems targeting various needs of youth and families. He holds a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He is licensed in the State of New Jersey in the fields of Clinical Social Work and Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counseling. In addition, he is certified as an anger management treatment provider, and currently in process of completing a certification as a trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapist (TF-CBT).
Taharka Sankara offers speaking services on a variety of topics including, but not limited to, the following: Behavior/Mental Health and Wellness; Child and Adolescent Development; Parenting Strategies; Managing Relationships; Race-Based Traumatic Stress; Culture and Worldview.
Increased self-awareness; Improved parenting skills and strategies, Improved Relationships; Solution Focused thinking; Family Empowerment; Increased Knowledge and Education
“The presentation helped me shift my mind set around not energizing negative behavior and reinforcing positive behavior with more energy. Putting what we preach into practice is harder than it seems. He delivered a clear and personal presentation. Thank you!”