Our Therapist

Taifa McLarin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia In addition, she is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Taifa is currently a PhD Psychology Candidate at Walden University with a Social Psychology specialization. She has completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Bereavement Studies from Mount Ida College, a Master of Science degree in Post-Secondary Education & Psychology from Troy University, and a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University. Taifa also has training in Telemental Health through the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).

Taifa’s past experience includes working in hospice, social service agencies, and private practice. She has worked with clients ranging in age from 8 to 100 focusing on individual, couples, family, and group work. Her experience is comprised of working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, grief, loss, bereavement, maternal mental health, women’s issues, life transition and aging, issues due to underdeveloped coping skills, an unhealthy perspective, in addition to trauma and inherited trauma from life experiences. Taifa’s research interests that support positive implications for mental health include internalized oppression effecting mental health and life experiences, the intersectionality of Black women’s unique life experiences and its effect on life satisfaction and interpersonal relationships, in addition to the linkage between self-fulfilling prophecy and individual behaviors.


Taifa currently works with adult female BIPOC clients. Taifa utilizes a multicultural and multimodal approach in working with her clients to address the unique experience of each client. With a warm, and gentle approach, Taifa guides clients utilizing therapeutic modalities including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Black Psychology, and Black Feminist Therapy to address unique individual concerns in a way that incorporates the client’s entire life experience including their cultural identity. Taifa believes that the way in which a person experiences their world and the people in it has implications for their journey in the counseling process, therefore Taifa works to understand the client from a holistic perspective addressing their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual wellbeing.

  • Adult Life Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Aging
  • Black Feminist Therapy
  • Black Psychology
  • Coping Skills Development
  • Cognitive Behavioral Cultural Experience
  • Cultural Identity
  • Depression
  • Female Identity Issues
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Life Change
  • Life Issues
  • Life Transition
  • Grief and Loss
  • Maternal Mental Health
  • Mindfulness
  • Multicultural Theory
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-worth
  • Social Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Virtual Therapy
  • Women’s Issues

Kaneel Esthetic Therapy LLC

Kaneel Esthetic Therapy’s focus is working with BIPOC adult female clients through individual psychotherapy sessions. The range of mental health concerns include anxiety, depression, life transition, and women’s issues. Navigating life in a fast-paced world full of social issues can prove difficult without skills and tools to move through current difficult moments or let go of past pain. Kaneel Esthetic Therapy aims to offer individual counseling services that will support clients in being active in creating their own unique path to positive mental health, while being intentionally guided to find what works for them as a beautifully distinct individual. Kaneel Esthetic therapy offers a safe space full of understanding and a platform for clients to be unapologetically human.

Frequently Asked Question

Psychotherapy is a general term for treating mental health challenges by talking with a professional who specializes in mental health. In this case the professional would be referred to as a licensed professional counselor. Psychotherapy is used synonymously with other terms you may have heard such as counseling, therapy, and talk therapy.

The psychotherapy process can support individuals in learning about their unique personal experience. This includes learning what your specific mental health concern may be named if applicable. This clarity will offer both the mental health professional and the client a clearer course of action to reduce the client’s complaints of negative symptoms by learning appropriate coping skills and strategies for wellness.

  • Anxiety
  • Cultural Identity Issues
  • Depression
  • Life issues
  • Life Transition
  • Self-concept
  • Self-esteem
  • Race-based Issues
  • Stress
  • Women’s Issues

Yes. Psychotherapy is proven to help a wide range of mental health concerns. Some mental health problems are not specifically categorized as mental illness. This includes examples of situational stress, issues of conflict, and significant life change and transition. Other common mental health concerns that can be treated with psychotherapy include Anxiety disorders, Mood disorders (Depression or Bipolar Disorder), Addiction and Personality Disorders.

We service culturally diverse Adult BiPoc women at Kaneel Esthetic Therapy. Currently children, adolescents and males are not seen within the practice. However, we would be happy to help you find resources for services.

Yes, insurance is accepted. Currently accepted insurances are Aetna, Cigna and Optum. You will be guided through the process of insurance validation and co pay contribution. In addition to insurance there is the option for self-pay.

Prior to beginning services potential clients are required to complete a consultation meeting with the psychotherapist. This is a very brief meeting that will ensure that the psychotherapist is an appropriate match for the potential client. Fees for self-pay and how to properly verify insurance and co-pay fees will be discussed.