Taylore Runkles is a family therapist working with teen and young adult patients to develop communication skills and healthy boundaries.
She provides support to their family members by connecting them with resources and offers family therapy when appropriate. Her strength-based approach engages families and patients to show them that they are capable of living happy, full lives. Additionally, she creates content for the Family Education Program to ensure that the program is filled with the latest and greatest information pertaining to family recovery.
Before coming to Caron in 2019, Taylore worked in case management and before that, as a therapeutic support staff member. Those positions enabled her to deepen and expand her knowledge of mental health, the education system, and social work. She has also done macro social work, which enabled her to learn how to create approachable content for clients and provide community members with the materials they need. Her work as a resident director at Westmont College gave her experience in guiding and supporting college students that she continues to use in her current work.
She has a Master of Social Work degree from Shippensburg University and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and anthropology from Messiah College.
“It’s critical to the work we do with family members that they understand that they can feel better and they are capable of being well even if their loved one is not. But it’s awesome when both the patient and the family moves into recovery. I know that families are capable of recovery. My job is to get them to the place where they believe it and can act on that belief.”