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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 a certified anger management treatment provider, and a trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapist (TF-CBT).

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!”

Speaking Services

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

Signature Messages:

Six Critical Strategies for
Optimal Health and Wellness:

An overview of behavior and mental health challenges, and effective ways to restore the whole person.

The Mouse Trap Effect:

Navigating the crossroad years of adolescence can be difficult. Learn how to avoid the pressures of negative social influence to achieve more in your life.

The Drama of Trauma:

Looking at the adverse impact that trauma has on social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. Discover how to apply practical self-care solutions.

Chess, not Checkers:

Overcoming the challenges of parenting by implementing effective strategies to build healthier relationships with your children.

A Journey Beneath the Surface:

Understanding different cultural worldviews, and how to improve human relations to heal race-based traumatic stress.

Me vs. We:

Relationships are vital to our survival. When we transform ourselves, we transform others and the world around us.

The CHANGE Formula:

Explore the essential rules and tools for navigating the change processes of life.

Request Taharka Today

Use the form below to request Taharka to speak today.

Phone: 732-3378-323


Address: 97 Apple St. Suite-3 Tinton Falls, NJ 07724

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