About Taproot Therapy

We want to help you get where you want to go.

How Do I Feel Better? 

How Do I Get Help?

No One Chooses to Suffer from Anxiety, Panic, or Depression.

Unfortunately the solution to these problems is not always clear. We can work hard to feel different and still be discouraged with no improvement. It is easy to feel hopeless, trapped when those around you cannot understand how you feel. Your friends and family may even offer you advice that makes you feel more alone. 

We Do Not Think There is a Formula for Therapy or Healing.

We understand how lonely and hopeless not being able to find help can make you feel. Therapists at Taproot Therapy Collective use an eclectic approach that integrates many types of treatment. We personalize therapy for each person to find out exactly what you need from treatment. We work with you to find your unique path to growth and healing.

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What Is Taproot Therapy Collective?

Taproot Therapy Collective is a group of trauma focused therapists trained in many therapy styles. We believe in personalizing treatment for each person and each issue. We specialize in helping patients harness their uniqueness and creative spark to overcome barriers for growth and healing.

We make no presumptions about who you are or where you are going. The clinicians at Taproot Therapy Collective only want to help you find yourself and to find the way to where your journey calls you.

While all the therapists at Taproot have different specialties, we are all trained in Brainspotting and treatments for trauma and PTSD. We can place you with a therapist that specializes in your area of need and who you feel comfortable with. 

Mission & Vision

A plants taproot is a long central root that provides a Therapy should be a process of life and art and growth the harnesses creativity.

Equity and Availability

Everyone deserves access to high quality and effective therapy.  We never want finances, culture, generational experience, religious faith, gender or sexuality to be a barrier to a person receiving care. While we take insurance, we also offer a sliding scale for patients with out insurance. We make every effort to help you find the services that you need in our community, even if those services are not provided by Taproot.  

Effective Treatment

It is our mission to provide you the most cutting edge services and neuroscientifically backed treatment available for anxiety, trauma and PTSD. Our clinicians have received training in modern approaches to trauma therapy. We do not use a one size fits all approach. We see therapy as a collaborative and creative process. It is our goal to provide personalized care that is fast and effective. 

Holistic and Integrated Care

Therapy is simply one part of the journey to growth and self discovery that every human is on. Our therapists want to work with you to help you find the best version of yourself. A diagnosis will never be used to label or define you. We see therapy as a process of mutual respect and compassion, not as a hierarchy where an expert dictates treatment mandates.  We have curated a professional network of other practitioners who hold this same philosophy.

Community Education

We believe that the best treatment for many mental health issues is prevention and awareness and the involvement of a mindful and educated community. We provide on going mental health education and continuing education for professionals. We are always looking for new opportunities for community involvement. If you would like to book a mental health speaker for your event please send us an email.

Therapists Who Actually Care

Joel T. Blackstock Jr.  LICSW MSW PIP

Joel T. Blackstock Jr. LICSW MSW PIP

Psychotherapist / Director

Joel’s academic areas of study include mythology, world religions, depth psychology, philosophy, ancient history, and cultural anthropology; as well as the history and philosophy of psychotherapy practice.

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Kristi earned her Bachelors and Masters degree in social work from the University of Alabama. She uses a combination of EMDR, brainspotting, CBT, attachment based therapy, IFS, and eclectic therapies into her practice.

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Sarah K Smith LPC NCC

Sarah K Smith LPC NCC


Sarah is trained in EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy. She uses these and other skills to help patients to learn to see themselves and the world in a healthy way.

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We must be willing to get rid of the life that we have planned to receive the life that is waiting for us.

– Joseph Campbell

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.

– Carl Jung

I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.

– Carl Jung

The experience of the self is the defeat of the ego. 

-Carl Jung